University College – Who We Are
“We believe in you; we support you; we encourage you.”
University College provides learning support services and transitional programs to all Marshall University students. We also provide academic counseling for Marshall’s undecided students, conditionally admitted students, some pre-nursing students, students enrolled in college courses in the high schools/early entry high school students, special admits, transient students, and international transient students.
University College offers programs and services including:
- Academic Counseling for University College Students
- Tutoring Services
- University Studies (UNI) Courses
- Math Placement Exam
- National Student Exchange
University College offers students a solid foundation of academic skills for progression into another Marshall University college to declare a major and graduate. University College is dedicated to adhering to national academic advising standards, providing professional academic guidance in a holistic and caring manner, understanding and practicing inclusion, operating with high ethical standards, embracing innovation and creativity, collaborating with the university community to ensure student success, safeguarding the privacy of students, and encouraging student engagement in their own educational experience. University College extends this mission to all Marshall students by providing a broad range of academic services and transitional support programs.
University College provides academic advising for undecided students, conditionally admitted students, some pre-nursing students, students enrolled in college courses in the high schools/early entry high school students, special admits, transient students, and international transient students. A specific advisor will be assigned to each undecided, conditionally admitted, and pre-nursing student. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors at least twice per semester and more often, if needed. Appointments are encouraged, but not required.
Please visit the Marshall University Advising website.
Undecided students will work with an academic counselor to complete general education requirements while exploring courses and majors matching their interests and abilities. Undecided students are eligible to declare an academic major within another Marshall University college. (Note: Some academic majors have specific admission criteria that exceed general admission requirements.)
University College pre-nursing students will work with an academic counselor to complete general education requirements and course requirements for application to the associate or bachelor’s nursing programs.
Conditionally admitted students have specific requirements that must be met within three semesters. These requirements include:
- Satisfactory completion of UNI 100 Freshman First Class, a graded transitional course taught by the student’s academic counselor.
- Successful completion of any required developmental English. (Note: This requirement will vary for each student based on his or her ACT, SAT, or other placement scores.)
- Completion of 18 graded hours with a 2.00 GPA (cumulative and MU) or 15 graded hours with a 3.00 or better GPA (cumulative and MU) during the first semester as a conditionally admitted student.
For more information please see our conditionally admitted FAQ Sheet. Students will work with their academic counselors to focus on meeting these requirements in a timely manner while also working to complete general education requirements and exploring courses and majors meeting their interests and abilities. The conditional requirements must be met before the student is eligible to declare an academic major within another Marshall University college. Failure to meet these requirements within three semesters will result in dismissal from Marshall University.
High school students, special admits, and transient students are not assigned specific advisors; however, they are welcome to schedule appointments or seek walk-in assistance for registering for courses and other advising support. Contact information is available on this page.
All University College students have the opportunity to participate in programs and services designed to improve their academic success skills and development of a career path.