Graduate students at other colleges and universities can be permitted to take UM-Flint graduate courses without being formally admitted to a graduate degree program. There are three ways a graduate student at another institution can take graduate courses as a guest student at UM-Flint. Please read the section that best applies to you.
Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Study (MIGS)
The University of Michigan participates in the Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Study (MIGS) program. The MIGS Program creates exchange possibilities for graduate students currently enrolled in Michigan universities. Students in good standing at one institution may take advantage of course and research opportunities offered at another institution, provided that such opportunities are not available on the home campus. Students in master’s or specialist degree programs may enroll for six hours at a host institution while doctoral students may enroll for up to nine hours.
Rackham students from UM-Ann Arbor or UM-Dearborn
Rackham students from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan-Dearborn may elect a course(s) in a UM-Flint Rackham program using the Rackham Graduate Guest application for UM-Flint. Students must obtain permission from their program chair on their home campus as well as approval from the program director of the course they wish to take on the Flint campus.
Upon completion of course work at the Flint campus, the student will request an academic transcript form the Flint campus to be sent to the appropriate office at Ann Arbor or Dearborn for the credit to be evaluated.
Students must obtain, complete, and submit a UM-Flint Rackham Graduate Guest Application each semester they wish to enroll at the Flint campus.
General Guest Student Status
Students who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution, are currently graduate students attending another institution and wish to take graduate courses not necessarily leading to a UM-Flint degree, and who cannot participate in the MIGS or Rackham guest programs (described above) are considered general graduate guest students.