Online College Courses

Take online classes in high school & be part of the Herd!

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Online courses at Marshall University are taught in Blackboard Learn, our online teaching and learning platform. Blackboard can be accessed through the myMU student portal. Online courses are taught asynchronously meaning you can complete your coursework at the times of day that best fit with your high school and extracurricular schedule as well as your work habits. You will engage with college-level students in courses that count toward most undergraduate degree programs at Marshall University. Take advantage of a wide variety of courses and a reduced-rate tuition while learning valuable skills that will lead to academic success beyond high school.

What online courses are available to high school students?

Qualified high school students may take two online courses per college term. Students can take a combination of dual credit and online college courses.  Course descriptions are available in our undergraduate catalog. Please note that some available courses may be restricted to regularly admitted Marshall students (FYS 100, ENG 204 and others) or may require completion of a prerequisite course.

A Spring 2023 course listing will be available mid-October. 

Note:  If you are interested in a course that is not on this list, please email Sherri Stepp at with a request to check availability.  Please include your full name and your Marshall ID number.

HIGHLIGHTED COURSE:  Interested in music?  Check out MUS 101 Basic Musicianship – The study of music fundamentals and aural skills including: notation, key signatures, scales, intervals, and triads and aural recognition of meter, scales, intervals, and triads. Online section open to non-music majors. (This is an elective course.)

What is the admission process?

See the information on our Apply Now page.

What is the cost of taking college courses while in high school?

For the summer or fall 2022 term, dual credit or online tuition is $25 per credit hour and most courses for high school students are 3 credit hours. For early admission West Virginia residents, on-campus classes are $145 per credit hour. Tuition can be paid for online and on-campus courses through the Office of the Bursar at Marshall. Information is available at our How to Pay page. Dual credit students make payments directly to their high schools or county school boards.

Application and Registration Deadlines

Online dual enrollment courses are regular Marshall University online courses taught by our faculty. Application and registration deadlines coincide with our academic calendar. This means the admissions process should be completed prior to the start date of each term. Registration will be based on seat availability. If you are planning to take an online course in one of our summer terms, you should apply as soon as possible. For any summer term that begins after your high school graduation date, you will need to apply for freshman (first-year) admission.

Term Dates Application Registration
Spring 2023 January 9 – April 28, 2022 December 1, 2022 December 15, 2022

Are you ready to get started?

Speak with a Marshall staff member to discuss your options. Contact information is available here. School counselors can send your letter of recommendation and high school transcripts to after you let them know you have submitted your admissions application.

If you’re ready, you can apply now!

For assistance completing your applications, see the EARLY ENTRY APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS -August 2022.

After receiving your admissions letter, course registration requests can be submitted online.