Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS) Program
Graduate students who are in good standing in a degree program are eligible to take graduate courses at several graduate schools in Michigan with prior approval of their Home and potential Host Institutions*.
This program enables graduate students to take advantage of unique educational opportunities throughout the state. See the next page of this document for a list of participating institutions and MIGS liaison officers.
*(The Home Institution is where the student is currently enrolled in a graduate degree program; the Host Institution is where the student wishes to be a guest.)
First, the student and her/his academic advisor identify course(s) at a participating university that are needed for the student’s program of study and are unavailable at her/his Home Institution.
Next the student obtains a MIGS application from the MIGS liaison officer at the Home Institution. When signatures of the student’s academic advisor and MIGS liaison officer have been obtained, signifying that the student is qualified and eligible to take course(s) for transfer back to the program of study, the Home Institution MIGS liaison forwards the application to the Host Institution MIGS liaison for review and approval.
The Host Institution MIGS liaison will ensure that the course(s) will be offered in the anticipated semester or term and that there is sufficient space available to allow for enrollment by a guest student. Once admission has been approved by the Host Institution, the MIGS liaison or Admission’s Office at the Host Institution issues admissions documents and provides registration instructions to the student.
After completing the course(s), the student is responsible for arranging to have an official transcript sent from
the Host Institution to the Home Institution. The student should also contact the MIGS liaison at the Home
Institution to indicate that a transcript is being sent for posting on the academic record per guidelines of the
FEES AND FINANCIAL AID: Students on MIGS enrollment pay tuition and other fees normally charged by the Host Institution for the services rendered. Students on MIGS enrollment are not eligible for financial aid from the Host Institution.
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 transcripting practices of the Home Institution.
PART-TIME: A student may combine a part-time enrollment at the Home Institution with a part-time enrollment at the Host Institution with prior approval of the student’s academic advisor (and SEVIS officer for international F-1 students). The Home Institution agrees to obtain the documentation necessary to combine the enrollments into a single enrollment status and to update the student’s enrollment time status with the National Student Loan Clearinghouse or other time status reporting agency as appropriate.
FELLOWSHIPS: MIGS participation does not necessarily impact fellowship commitments made by the Home Institution for a given period. Financial aid issues should be negotiated by the student and appropriate officials prior to participating in MIGS.
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.
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 one transcript certifying completion of course work sent from the Host Institution to the Home Institution.
Alayne Thorpe - Dean of Graduate Studies &
4150 Administration Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
(269) 471-3405 (Phone) / (269) 471-6246 (Fax)
Lynn Atkins-Rykert - Aquinas College Graduate Programs Coordinator
1700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 632-2924(Phone) / (616) 732-4489 (Fax)
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Bradley J. Swanson – Director of Graduate Studies
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989)774-3810 (Phone) /( 989)774-1859 (Fax)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Jill Dieterle – Professor
Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-0042 (Phone)
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Office of Graduate Studies
420 Oak Street, PRK 120
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2340 (Phone)
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Trista Bergerud - Assistant Director of Programming and Communication
401 W Fulton Street 318C DEV
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 331-7105 (Phone) / (616) 331-7317 (fax)
Deborah Dunn – Dean of the Graduate School
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 432-5457 / (734) 432-5862 (Fax)
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Aida Montalvo- Assistant to the Graduate
466 W. Circle Drive, Room 214B
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3063 (Phone) / (517) 353-3355 (Fax)
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Nancy Byers-Sprague - Director of Graduate
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2327 (Phone) / (906) 487-2284 (Fax)
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Lisa Eckert – Dean of Graduate Studies and
401 Cohodas Hall
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2300 (Phone) / (906) 227-2315 (Fax)
Claire Rammel – Assistant Dean
Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-3159 (Phone) / (248) 370-3226 (Fax)
SACRED HEART MAJOR SEMINARY
David J. Twellman – Assistant Dean and
2701 Chicago Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 883-8512 (Phone) / (313) 883-8682 (Fax)
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jenna Briggs – Senior Director, Office of
Advanced Studies and International Students
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48170
(989) 964-2180 (Phone) / (989) 964-6066 (Fax)
SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY
Cheri Betz – Dean of the Graduate College
1247 E. Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 264-7234 (Phone) / (517) 264-7714 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
Diane Praet – Assoc. VP & Registrar
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
(313) 993-3313 (Phone) / (313) 993-3317 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR
Lee Eriksson – Associate Director of Graduate Programs
Suite 0120, 915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
(734) 647-4543 (Phone) / (734) 647-7740 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – DEARBORN
Soraya Jeffries Patton – Associate Registrar 4901
Evergreen Road, Room 1169 Univ. Center Dearborn, MI
(313) 593-4753 (Phone) / (313) 593-5697 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – FLINT
Christopher Lewis – Director of Graduate Programs
303 E. Kearsley Street
251 Thompson Library
Flint, MI 48502
(810)762-3179 (Phone) / (810) 766-6789 (Fax)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Sherry Quinn – Director of Graduate Admissions
5057 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-8141 (Phone)
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Jennifer Holm – Dissertation Specialist
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-8271 (Phone) / (269) 387-8232 (Fax)