Can my high school sophomore/freshman in high school take a Marshall University course?

Dual Enrollment courses are primarily for high school juniors and seniors.  High school freshman and sophomores are technically able to take them, but admission requirements are much stricter for them.  Because these are University courses and the rigor is much higher, caution is advised with students lower than the junior year.  The grades earned in a Marshall University course DO NOT go away.  Unfortunately, students can and have started college on probation if they do not do well.


I have been accepted as a dual enrollment student, how do I register for courses?

If you are taking class at your high school in-person (CCHS), talk to your school counselor about dual credit options in your school. You can find the MU coordinator for your county on our contacts page.

For online dual enrollment courses (OCCHS), please forward registration requests to occhs@marshall.edu.


How many Marshall University courses can my student take?
Dual Enrollment students are encouraged to take their personal schedule, extracurricular activities, and school schedule into consideration when considering dual enrollment options. Students have access to advising that will help them determine course options and hours per semester.

Are there options for paying the bursar fee?
Because financial aid is not available for dual enrollment, students are able to take courses at a reduced rate of $25 a credit hour.

  • In Cabell County, free and reduced lunch students do not pay for the Marshall University courses offered in the high schools.
  • In Wayne County, parents can make payments towards the fee with a deadline in place for total payment.
  • In Webster County, the Board of Education pays the fee for all of the students taking the Marshall courses at Webster County High School.

Are the courses transferable?

If a student or parent wishes to check on the transferability of a course, he/she can call the Admission’s Office of the university they wish to attend. Marshall University is a regionally accredited university and courses are transferable.