Are e-courses right for you?

Welcome! If you’re thinking about taking an online course and want to know more, you’ve come to the right place!

Whether your goal is to get Marshall University credit hours while you are still in high school to jumpstart your college career or to gain new skills, Online College Courses in the High Schools can help you meet those goals!

As an online learner, you study at times that are convenient for you. The courses you take will follow a schedule, but there are no “live” classes to attend. You choose the location–home, public library, school–wherever you have access to a computer on the Internet.

Our online classes are not “electronic correspondence courses.” They will provide you with the same high-quality instruction and course content that you would expect in a traditional classroom setting.

Enjoy your visit to our Online College Courses in the High Schools site! We look forward to having you as one of our online students!

An Overview of Online Learning

If you are new to online learning, consider asking yourself these questions:

  1. Are you self-disciplined and self-motivated?
  2. Are you a good time manager?
  3. Are you able to communicate through writing?
  4. Are you comfortable working on a computer?
  5. Are you comfortable asking for help if you need it?

How you answer these questions–and how you answer the self-assessment survey below–can and will help you assess your readiness for taking courses online at Marshall University!

Online courses offer a tremendous opportunity for high school students to gain Marshall University credit while still in high school. Because the OCCHS courses are strictly online, they offer flexibility to get Marshall University credit for courses which may not fit into the traditional high school day. These OCCHS courses are available anytime, anywhere and therefore, self-discipline will determine academic success. Online students must be committed to keeping up with coursework, assignment, projects and tests regardless of any other attractive, fun temptations the high school life may afford. Lack of self-discipline may result in starting college on probation.

Assess Your Technical Skills for Online Learning

Most students who have experience browsing the Internet already have the technical skills required for taking an online course. Below is a list of some of the technical skills required for taking an online course.

  • Familiarity with a word processor such as Microsoft Word
  • Ability to download and install software programs
  • Ability to copy and paste information between documents
  • Ability to save a file on your computer
  • Ability to locate a file saved on your computer
  • Ability to create a new folder/directory on your computer