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Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS)

The Program. The Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS) program enables graduate students who are in good standing in a degree program to elect courses at various 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. The schools participating in MIGS include: Andrews University (Berrien Springs), Aquinas College (Grand Rapids), Calvin College (Grand Rapids), Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti), Grand Valley State University (Allendale), Madonna University (Livonia), Marygrove College (Detroit), Michigan State University (East Lansing), Michigan Technological University (Houghton), Northern Michigan University (Marquette), Oakland University (Rochester), Saginaw Valley State University (University Center), Siena Heights College (Adrian), University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Wayne State University (Detroit), and Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo).

Procedures. The Home Institution is where the student is currently enrolled in a graduate degree program; that is, CMU. The Host Institution is where the student wishes to be a guest.

The student and academic advisor initially decide if the course(s) are appropriate to the student's program of study and not available at his/her Home Institution. Then the advisor discusses the plan with the appropriate faculty members at the Host Institution. The Host Department is consulted to ensure that space is available for enrollment. Next the student obtains a MIGS application from Graduate Studies at CMU. The academic advisor and the Vice President/Dean of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies sign the application to indicate that the student is qualified and eligible, and Applications Processing forwards the application to the Host Institution for completion. Once the admission has been approved by the Host Department, the MIGS Liaison Officer at the Host Institution issues admissions documents and provides registration instructions, and forwards a copy of the admission letter to the Home Institution.

Policies. The following policies apply to students participating in the MIGS program:

  1. Students on a MIGS enrollment pay tuition and other fees normally charged by the Host Institution for the services rendered;
  2. All credits earned under a MIGS enrollment will be accepted by CMU as if offered by CMU;
  3. Grades earned in MIGS courses will be applied toward the student's grade point average for the purpose of determining academic standing and eligibility for graduation;
  4. A student may combine a part-time enrollment at CMU with a part-time MIGS enrollment, with approval of the student's academic advisor;
  5. Enrollments are limited to six credit hours for master's or specialist's degree students or nine credit hours for doctoral degree students; and
  6. The student is responsible for arranging to have transcripts certifying comple­tion of work under a MIGS enrollment forwarded to CMU.