Guest Application: 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 institutions ("host" is the school offering the course(s), "home" is the school in which the student is enrolled) under the MIGS program. This program is for guest scholars and enables graduate students to take advantage of unique educational opportunities throughout the state. Click here for a listing of participating institutions, procedures and MIGS liaison officers.
ProcedureFirst, the student and academic advisor decide if the course(s) are appropriate to the student's program of study and are 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 the Home institution. When signatures of the Academic Advisor at the Host Institution, the Academic Advisor, and MIGS Liaison Officer have been obtained, signifying the student is qualified and eligible, the MIGS Liaison Officer forwards the application of 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.
After completing the course(s), the student is responsible for arranging to have one official transcript of MIGS studies sent to their department at the Home Institution. The student should also contact that office to indicate a transcript is being sent for posting on the academic record as MIGS graduate credit.
Students on a MIGS enrollment pay tuition and other fees normally charged by the Host Institution for the services rendered.