Navigating Your Degree

You can earn your degree online, and Marquette helps you along your academic path with the tools and resources to flourish as an online student. Our aim is to provide information to successfully start you in your academic program and connect you with support services as well as a community of like-minded students and nationally ranked faculty as you work to earn your degree.

Marquette Central — Student Enrollment and Financial Services

The primary source for course registration, financial aid and student account information for all Marquette University students is Marquette Central. To access personal information online you will need your CheckMarq login and password. For assistance accessing information call (414) 288-4000 or send a question. When calling with a question, please have ready your MUID number and your Marquette Central Access Number (MCAN).

CheckMarq — Student Information System

CheckMarq is your gateway to student information at Marquette University and gives you access to your personal academic information such as grades, registration, transcripts, academic forms and much more. Most importantly, CheckMarq is how you will register for classes each semester.

Tools to help you become familiar with CheckMarq include:

If you have not received your CheckMarq login and password or are having difficulty, contact IT Services Help Desk or call (414) 288-7799.

Book Marq — Textbook Store

The Book Marq Bookstore is the place to buy or rent your textbooks as well as your collegiate apparel. Order your textbooks online from the bookstore. Have a question? Call the Book Marq store manager at (414) 288-7317 or email at marquette@bkstr.com.

Raynor Memorial Libraries — Assistance, Expertise and Tools Used for Research, Learning and Teaching

Online learners have access to all Raynor Memorial Libraries’ electronic resources such as databases, e-journals and e-books, by following the instruction for Off-Campus Access. Check out the Online Services Raynor Memorial Libraries provides — making your online educational experience less stressful. If you have a question or need to assistance with research or citing the library offers a variety of ways to Ask a Librarian. Stay connected and use the resources available to you.

Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center — Academic Writing Assistance and Support

The heart of our work is one-on-one conversations with writers at any stage of the writing process. While we can help writers learn about grammar, style and syntax, we also help writers with invention, drafting and revising.

Learn more about the variety of services at the Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center website.

Access to online writing tutors is easy! Schedule writing appointments using Marquette University’s Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center scheduling service. Learn more about them here.

Academic Calendar — Important Dates and Deadlines

The Academic Calendar will provide important information regarding when your classes start and end as well as important deadlines such as registering for your next course and applying for graduation.

Be aware — to refer to the appropriate calendar for your programs and that beginning and end dates vary based upon the session the class is scheduled. In order to stay current with all due dates for individual courses, it is wise to consult the Schedule of Assignments located in the course content section of your online course.

 

Student Excellence

Career Services — Job Search Strategies

Career Services Center provides a broad range of career-related services to all Marquette University undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. Explore your career path and employment options, enhance your job search skills and interview techniques, create an eye-catching resume, review job postings, hone your networking strategy and more.

Begin your career exploration with Handshake, an interactive career platform, which gains you access to resources, job postings and online appointments with career professionals. Log in using your Marquette username and password, and get started by completing your profile.

We encourage all students and alumni to utilize the services and resources available to them through the Career Services Center. Career exploration appointments are offered via telephone for all online students. If you plan to be on campus, set an in-person appointment. Make an appointment by logging into Handshake, select Career Center along the top navigation, and choose appointments to schedule an appointment. If you have questions regarding Handshake or Career Services Center call (414) 288-7423 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, Central Time.

Disability Services — Student Disability Access

Marquette University is committed to exploring reasonable modifications for students with documented disabilities to ensure equal access to our programs and services. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for diverse student populations.

Description of services, policies, procedures and more is available on the Office of Disability Services website. Email questions to us at ods@marquette.edu.

Student Educational Services — Academic Skills Resource

As a graduate student you have experienced college and what it takes to be successful. As an online graduate student brushing up on academic skills will enhance your success. Start with a review of the following skills:

If you would like to discuss specific and individual success strategies further, contact Karen Desotelle, director of student educational services, at (414) 288-4252 or karen.desotelle@marquette.edu.

Counseling Center — Adjust to Life as an Online Student

Is balancing work and family with your online degree program impacting your academic success? Marquette University Counseling Center offers online resources and tips as you adjust to being an online student and completing your degree at a distance.

Get connected to online resources to improve academic performance and cut off anxiety and the stress of balancing career, school and family by exploring related websites and practicing relaxation techniques.

Additional help:

  • Some steps to finding a counselor in your community:
    • Ask your general practitioner for a referral to a counselor.
    • Call the phone number on your insurance card for referrals.
    • Use Psychology Today’s therapist guide.
    • If you are uninsured, contact your local county system or resource hotline and ask about low cost or free counseling available in your area.
  • Need help now?

ALWAYS — If you are in crisis, it is important to go to a local emergency room or call 911. Your health and safety are important.

Information Technology Services — Technical Support

Contact the IT Services Help Desk with questions via self-service portal, email or phone at (414) 288-7799. Make sure you have your Marquette username, email address and password (sent to your personal email address on record with the admissions office) to access the following resources:

  • eMarq – Your Marquette email account, the official means of correspondence between you and the university. Login with your email address (not username) and password.
  • CheckMarq — Access to course registration, tuition and financial aid information as well as ordering textbooks online. Login with username and password.
  • Desire2Learn (D2L) – Your connection to online courses at Marquette. D2L is not available to new students until the first day of classes — unless your instructor chose to grant early access. Log in with username and password.
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) – Access to online resources restricted for campus use only. Login with username, password and Duo security mobile app.
  • Office 365 Portal — Login with your email address and password for free installation of Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students also receive 5,000 GB of free online storage.

For more assistance, contact IT Services Help Desk or scroll through IT Services A to Z.

 

Not sure where to start?

Contact Sandi Cleveland, director of online student services, at sandra.cleveland@marquette.edu or (414) 288-3155