The requirements vary from course to course, but many courses do require exams. Some courses may require that you obtain a proctor for exams, but this will be fully explained to you by the course instructor.
Online classes are offered Fall, Spring and Summer each school year. Please note that registration for an upcoming semester begins far in advance of that semester. Online classes generally fill up quickly, so it is best to be aware of when you can register. Please check the Registration Timetable on the MUOnline homepage.
Dropping an Online Course: Students can drop an online course by mailing a request to drop to the Registrar. The postmark on the request will be the official date of withdrawal. The instructor’s signature is not required.
If a student is on academic probation, he/she must have the approval signature of his/her associate dean. Since online courses do not require you to come to campus, your dean will need to fax or email the registrar’s office stating that he/she approves the withdrawal request.
Note that the instructor’s signature is not required and that approvals of any kind are not needed if a student is not on probation.
The Registrar’s Office will need the student’s name, ID number, signature, term and course information in the written request.
Also, a student can request a withdrawal from an online class by emailing (using their MU email account) or sending a fax request with a signature to the Registrar’s Office.
The date of the email or fax will be used as the withdrawal date.
Office of the Registrar
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
The University Academic Calendar lists specific semester deadline dates for course drops.
Exact withdrawal dates are published in the Schedule of Courses and in the annual University Academic Calendar. The W grade (withdrew) has no impact on a student’s Grade Point Average.
Please note that students who drop courses improperly or who do not follow the regulations receive a grade of F at the end of the semester or term.
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Yes. At Marshall University, online courses are offered through the online learning management system Blackboard Learn 9, which we refer to as MUOnLine. MUOnLine tools within Blackboard include course email, chat, online discussions, grading, assignment submission, and assessments–and more!
Most Marshall University Online courses parallel the semester schedule for traditional courses. Some courses may differ from traditional semester courses in the start and end dates.
The course syllabus for each individual class and the Marshall University Official Schedule of Courses will indicate the beginning and ending date. If the instructor specifies a deadline that goes beyond the end of the traditional semester, that deadline will not exceed one year from the start of the course.
Yes. Students taking courses online will receive academic advising services upon request. Academic advising may be provided by telephone, email, postings to the Web, and through printed materials. For more information on advising and phone numbers of persons to contact, please visit our Advising page.
Yes. These courses carry the same number of credit hours as sections of the same/equivalent courses delivered in the traditional classroom.
Course prerequisites will be stated in the course syllabus and in the university catalog. All students (transient students excepted), must meet all course prerequisites before they can register for a MUOnLine course.