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 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) are 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 an official transcript to be 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 Home Institution.
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.
Christon Arthur - Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies & Research
4150 Administration Drive
Berrien Springs, MI 49104
(269) 471-3405 / (269) 471-6246 (Fax)
Heather Kesselring-Quakenbush - Associate Provost & Dean of Curriculum
1700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 632-2898 / (616) 732-4432 (Fax)
Cindi Hoekstra - Manager, Graduate Program
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 526-6158 / (616) 526-6505 (Fax)
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
David Ash – Interim Vice President for Research
and Dean of Graduate Studies
251 Foust Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-4723 / (989) 774-1859 (Fax)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Julia Nims – Professor
Graduate School, 200 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-0042 (Phone)
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Jessica Lyons - Graduate Admin. Assistant
1301 South State Street, IRC 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2650/ (231) 591-2673 (Fax)
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jennifer Palm - Associate Dean of The Graduate School
401 W Fulton Street 318C DEV
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 331-6858 / (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 School Dean
466 W. Circle Drive, Room 214B
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3063/ (517) 353-3355 (Fax)
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Nancy Byers-Sprague - Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2755 / (906) 487-2284 (Fax)
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Lisa Eckert - Interim Director of Graduate Education
401 Cohodas Hall
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2300 / (906) 227-2315 (Fax)
Claire Rammel - Assistant Dean
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-3159 / (248) 370-3226 (Fax)
SACRED HEART MAJOR SEMINARY
David J. Twellman - Assistant Dean and Registrar
2701 Chicago Blvd
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 883-8512 / (313) 883-8682 (Fax)
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jenna Briggs – Senior Director Advanced Studies and International Services
7400 Bay Road
Wickes Hall 230F
University Center, MI 48170
(989) 964-2180 (Phone)
SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY
Linda Sandel Pettit – Dean of the Graduate College
1247 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 264-7661 / (517) 264-7714 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
Diane Praet – Assoc. VP & Registrar
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
(313) 993-3313 / (313) 993-3317 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - ANN ARBOR
Lee Eriksson – Assistant Director of Admissions
Suite 0120, 915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
(734) 647-4543 / (734) 647-7740 (Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - DEARBORN
Soraya Jeffries Patton – Associate Registrar
4901 Evergreen Road, Room 1169 Univ. Center
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593-4753/ (313) 593-5697(Fax)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN - FLINT
Brad Maki – Director of Graduate Admissions
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810)762-3171 / (810) 766-6789 (Fax)
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Jennifer Holm – Coordinator, Thesis and Dissertation
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-8271 / (269) 387-8232 (Fax)