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Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS) Program

Graduate Students who are in good standing in a degree program are eligible to elect courses at several graduate schools in Michigan with the approval of both Host and Home faculty. This program for guest scholars enables graduate students to take advantage of unique educational opportunities throughout the state. Contact the Michigan Tech Graduate School for a list of participating Universities and MIGS liaison officers.


  1. The student and their academic advisor identify course(s) at a participating university that are needed for the student's program of study and are unavailable at their Home Institution (Michigan Tech).
  2. The advisor discusses the plan with appropriate faculty members at the Host Institution.
  3. The Host department is consulted to ensure that space is available for enrollment.
  4. MIGS application is filled out, and returned with the Academic Advisor’s signature to the Michigan Tech Graduate School office.
  5. Signature from Liaison Officer is obtained and the application is forwarded to the Host Institution for review and approval.
  6. Once the admission has been approved by the Host Department, the MIGS Liaison Officer at the Host University issues admissions documents, registration instructions, and forwards a copy of the letter to the Michigan Tech Graduate School.
  7. After completing the course(s), the student is responsible for arranging to have two (2) official transcripts sent to the Michigan Tech Graduate School.
  8. The student should also contact that office to indicate that a transcript is being sent for posting on the academic record as MIGS graduate credit.

Additional Information

Fees and Financial Aid: Students on a MIGS enrollment pay tuition and other fees normally charged by the Host University for the services rendered. Students on MIGS enrollment are not eligible for financial aid from the Host Institution.

Residency Status: A student's residency status is the same as at the Home Institution.

Credit: All credit earned under a MIGS enrollment will be accepted by a student’s Home Institution as agreed and posted according to the practices of transcription of the Home Institution.

Grades: Grades earned in MIGS courses may be applied toward the Home Institution grade point average or used for credit toward a graduate degree as allowed by the Home Institution's policy.

Part-Time: A student may combine a part-time enrollment at the Home University with a part-time MIGS enrollment with approval if the student’s academic advisor (and SEVIS officer for international F-1 students).

Fellowships: MIGS participation does not necessarily impact fellowship commitments made by a Home University for a given period. Financial aid issues should be negotiated by the student and appropriate officials prior to participating at MIGS.

Enrollments: Enrollments are limited to the minimum number of credits required for full-time graduate status at the Home Institution.

Transcripts: The student is responsible for arranging to have transcripts certifying completion of work under a MIGS enrollment sent from the Host Institution to the Home Institution.