Start Early: The Herd Start Early Academy

Your Path to the Herd Begins at the Herd Academy!

High school students can earn college credit and gain course experience through dual enrollment options.  Dual enrollment means that qualified  high school students can be concurrently enrolled in college courses at a reduced rate.  Dual credit courses taken in the high school will count toward both high school and college credit. Marshall’s online courses count for college credit; however, some high schools may allow our online courses to count for high school credit.

Let Marshall University be your first step in meeting your educational goals.

Explore your options!

Dual Credit Courses
Students take courses with other high school students and a qualified high school teacher or Marshall faculty member. These courses are taken in the high school setting.
Online College Courses
Students enroll in a Marshall online course and complete the online course with college students and Marshall faculty.
On-Campus Courses
Qualified early entry students who live near one of our campuses can also attend regular college classes in our classrooms.

We want you to be successful. Get ready, get organized, and get focused. Once college credit is earned, the grade stays on your transcript throughout your academic career.

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Marshall University’s academic programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Taking my first dual credit class as a sophomore has been fun and challenging. It was a great way to get my feet wet with a college course.
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Tristan Hornbuckle
Huntington High, Class of 2025
Marshall’s Herd Academy has helped me transition into higher education as a high school senior. I highly recommend taking dual credit classes as a high schooler as it can provide an early start in college academics.
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Sydney Barbour
Cabell Midland, Class of 2023