Academic Resources

This page provides information on the many academic resources that exist at Marquette University. Some of the resources you may use only once, like the major declaration form, while others may be used throughout your time at Marquette. If this is your first semester at MU, we recommend you review the link on the Student Success Initiative and Academic Support Resources because many of the websites provided there will help you build strong academic skills, writing skills, and similar. If you have been at MU for a while, you may be interested in the links on Internships, Research Opportunities, Graduate School, and Involvement.

No matter where you are and how long you have been at MU, we have resources to help support you!

Student Success Initiative - Welcome New Student!

  • Welcome New Student - Student Success Resources
    Welcome New Student! Marquette University’s Student Success Initiative is designed especially for first-year and transfer students, but the resources on this website can be helpful to all Marquette students. Here you will find key deadlines and milestones, quick access to academic planning resources, resource for post-graduation planning, and more. Together, let’s make your Marquette experience successful!

  • Checklist: Roadmap to Success
    Stay on course with these key deadlines and milestones using our all-in-one checklist.

  • Academic Advisors
    Faculty and staff advisors are here to help you!

Academic Support Resources

  • Norman H. Ott Writing Center
    The Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center is a resource for all writers in the Marquette community and the surrounding Milwaukee neighborhood. The writing center is comprised of peer tutors—undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from the humanities, sciences, and social sciences—who act as conversational partners for writers in all disciplines. The writing center is a place where writing is happening; we are writers, researchers, and presenters ourselves. We help people, from faculty and staff to first-year students, work towards excellence in their writing. What drives our conversations is the belief that writing is a life-long learning process.

  • Tutoring 
    This office offers free group tutoring for a variety of subjects, with a focus on freshman and sophomore level courses. Each tutoring group includes one tutor and up to six students, meeting at the same time each week. Sign up for tutoring here.

  • Academic Coaching 
    Come meet with an academic coach. Academic coaches are full-time professionals who meet with students one-on-one or in small groups. Coaches work in partnership with students to help them improve their academic performance. The academic coach identifies your strengths and weaknesses and individualizes appropriate activities. The academic coach can help you become organized, improve and develop skills, and learn how to succeed in college.  Academic coaches assist students in meeting their goals. To do this, coaches provide students with questions, observations, feedback, encouragement, support and accountability. 

    Sign up for academic coaching here.

  • Office of Disability Services
    Marquette University’s Office of Disability Services is dedicated to providing equal access within the classroom setting, through the determination of appropriate accommodations, for students with documented disabilities. ODS promotes accessibility awareness through collaboration with campus partners, the development of student self-advocacy, and through consultation with the broader community. Guided by the university’s mission, we strive to support the Marquette community in their efforts to educate all students on campus. 

  • Research Support at the Library
    Research help is offered in a variety of ways to students - see more on the library's Research Help webpage.

University Forms

     Log into Checkmarq to declare your Discovery Tier Theme for the MCC

Course Planning Resources

  • Academic Regulations 
    Academic integrity is the foundation of learning, research and scholarship. To that end, it is imperative that all members of the university community adhere to a shared understanding of the standards outlined in this policy.
  • University Attendance Policy

    The undergraduate attendance policy specifies the role of students, instructors, and university administrators in cases when students are absent from one or more classes.

    Students are expected to attend all class meetings for courses in which they are registered and to be on time. The university allows students to add classes until the deadline to Add/Drop, as published in the Academic Calendar. The obligation to attend class begins once students are registered for a class; therefore, students are not considered absent until registered and must be allowed to make up any work that was required before this time, if requested by the student.    

  • Academic Calendar

  • Academic Progress Report 

    This website provides instructions on how to obtain the degree progress report, which shows which classes have satisfied university/major/minor requirements and which requirements remain to be satisfied.

    The Degree Progress tile in CheckMarq provides a number of tools to help students track degree progress and plan courses.  In addition to using these online tools to plan courses, it is also important to meet with your advisor before registering for classes.  Follow this link for instructions on how to find your academic advisor.  

  • Checkmarq
    CheckMarq is your gateway to student information at Marquette University. Once you login into CheckMarq, students, instructors and advisors will have access to a variety of self-service information.

  • Course search
    This website shows you the scheduled classes for the most recent semesters.

  • Undergraduate Bulletin on Courses
    Marquette University Bulletin that describes programs offered in seven colleges across the university.

  • Grading System

    Marquette assigns two kinds of grades:  midterm grades and final grades.  Midterm grades are assigned to undergraduates only and do not remain on the permanent record.  Final grades are assigned to all students and do remain on the permanent record. 

    Midterm and final grades are posted online via CheckMarq the week after the exam period.  The university does not mail grade reports to students or parents.

  • Office of International Education – Study Abroad
    OIE works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions, providing innovative study abroad opportunities, and offering dynamic instruction in academic English language skills.

  • Marquette Central
    Marquette Central allows students to access the services of the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Employment in one centralized location.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

  • Educational Opportunity Program
    The Educational Opportunity Program, a federally funded TRiO program, is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income and first generation students whose parents do not have a baccalaureate degree to enter and succeed in higher education.

  • McNair Scholar
    The McNair Scholars Program supports first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students to pursue a graduate education. We prepare sophomores to near-graduating seniors for graduate school through immersion into graduate-level research projects and familiarize students with the graduate school application process. Students will apply to be part of the program during the fall semester, participate in a seminar over the spring semester, and then engage in the 8-week Summer Research Institute. Throughout the next academic year, students work directly with staff to apply to graduate programs and identify and secure funding.

Research Opportunities, Graduate School, and Involvement

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Department
    Opportunities in the department of Social and Cultural Sciences are outlined here

  • Research Positions at the Center for Peacemaking
    The Research Assistant PARC position is to assist Center for Peacemaking staff and/or faculty with the Promoting Assets Reducing Crime (PARC) peacemaking-related research. PARC is designed to support Near West Side Partners' mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor, through collaborative efforts to promote economic development, improved housing, unified neighborhood identity and branding, and greater safety for residents and businesses. This is a great opportunity for students considering graduate school.

  • Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
    NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

  • Post-Graduation Planning

    We know you have bold aspirations after you graduate from Marquette University—and just like we want to see you succeed in the classroom, so too do we want you to realize your dreams beyond campus. Our robust set of Career Services Center resources can help you prepare for your career, secure that first job, and connect with successful alumni worldwide.

    Interested in graduate school? Marquette has highly respected, nationally ranked programs across an array of disciplines.

  • Career Services Center
    The Marquette University Career Services Center is here to partner with undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to provide guidance for choosing a major, exploring career paths, engaging in enriching career-related experiences, and, ultimately, pursuing lives with purpose. Whether you are just beginning to uncover your interests, skills, and values or are ready to go after your next experience, there is something for everyone at the Career Services Center. The Career Services Center is easy to access – just two doors down from Varsity Theater – and available to you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – make an in-person, virtual, or telephone appointment today! 


MU Student Government

  • MU Student Government
    We are college students; a community of problem solvers that bridge the gap between the university and students. We believe that students have the capability to make an impact on their current and future Marquette experience. Not only is MUSG a leading voice itself for students, but a proponent for raising individual student voices for the betterment of Marquette.

Course Transfers

  • Transferring Courses for MU Credit

    This site that has information about transferring courses for MU credit.  Students must complete this form **before** taking the class to ensure that they will get credit. Note: It is an MU graduation requirement that students must complete their last 30 credits at Marquette!