High school students can receive scholarships for Marshall online summer courses

Up to 30 eligible high school students participating in Marshall’s Online College Courses in the High Schools (OCCHS) program will receive a reduced rate for online courses offered during the 2014 summer school terms.

“The OCCHS program is an integral part of Marshall University’s ongoing K-12 outreach efforts,” said Kelli R. Mayes, director of the Technology Outreach Center. “It allows students to get an early start on their college careers.”

For each of the four summer sessions offered this year, eligible students will pay $25.00 per credit hour instead of the regular online course fee. “This is a significant discount for parents who are trying to save for college,” said Mayes. “The rate will be $134.00 per credit hour this fall, so our hope is to provide some financial support when kids are out of school and more available to take online courses this summer.”

During summer 2014, nearly 50 courses are being offered in the high school program from an array of academic disciplines such as anthropology, chemistry, economics, geography, history, integrated science, journalism, mathematics, music, public health, psychology, sociology and more.


Marshall’s OCCHS program offers qualified, highly motivated and self-disciplined high school students the opportunity to take Marshall University courses online–100% via the Internet. “Some students can get up to their first year completed while they’re still in high school,” said Tyler Sharp, the outreach assistant for the Technology Outreach Center.

Online courses at Marshall are developed by faculty members reflect the same  scope and depth of material offered in the traditional college classroom.  Students earn the same college credit as they would earn in on-campus classes. All of the learning tools students need – syllabi, course materials, e-mail, assignments, tests, and communications – are included in each course.


To qualify for the OCCHS program, students must meet the following conditions:

  • Be currently enrolled in high school and possess a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Submit a transcript and letter(s) of recommendation from a school counselor or principal;
  • Have the following minimum scores to take math and English classes:
    • Math ACT 19/SAT 460 & above, depending on course;
    • English ACT 18/SAT 450;
  • Complete an admissions application; submit application and materials to the Marshall Technology Outreach Center (a member of the staff will assist prospective students with the admission process).

Details regarding admission to Marshall and registration for summer courses offered during 2014 can be found at www.marshall.edu/occhs.

Mayes said  questions may be directed to the  Technology Outreach Center by e-mail at  occhs@marshall.edu or by phone at ext.6-7084.

Summer school dates are as follows: Intersession, May 12 to June 5; Session 1, May 19 to Aug. 8; Session 2, June 9 to July 11; Session 3, July 15 to Aug. 15.