Non-degree and Guest Students and Scholars
Rackham Graduate School offers several opportunities for non-degree and guest graduate study.
Apply or enroll in a graduate course on the Ann Arbor campus if you are a Rackham graduate student currently enrolled on the Dearborn or Flint campuses.
The purpose of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Traveling Scholar program is to enable Ph.D. Candidates at Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions to take advantage of special education opportunities on other Big Ten Academic Alliance campuses. Any regularly admitted graduate student in good standing in a doctoral degree program at a Big Ten Academic Alliance university is eligible to apply. Visits are limited to two semesters or three quarters on another campus.
Apply or enroll in a graduate course on the Dearborn campus if you are a Rackham graduate student currently enrolled on the Ann Arbor or Flint campuses.
Enrollment for 2 terms only in 2 or more courses in a single department or program.
Apply or enroll in a graduate course on the Flint campus if you are a Rackham graduate student currently enrolled on the Ann Arbor or Dearborn campuses.
Apply for permission to take graduate courses another participating university in the State of Michigan.
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 the host and home faculty. This program for guest scholars enables graduate students to take advantage of unique educational opportunities throughout the state. Contact the graduate admissions office at your home university for a list of participating universities and MIGS liaison officers.
Enrollment for 1 term only and limited to 2 courses total (1 course only per department or program).
As a renowned public university, the University of Michigan attracts a great many academic visitors each year. The use of established, formal processes helps facilitate arrangements to sponsor and host these visitors allowing them to participate in campus life and programs while they are here. The procedures and processes vary based on the nature and duration of the visit, the sponsoring unit, and other factors. Hosting units process all new and renewing Visiting Scholar applications independently. Effective November 1, 2016, hosting units will also process all new and renewing Visiting Graduate Student Applications independently. Information about the application process, links to the application forms and helpful resources are provided on this page.
To apply for admission as a spring or summer semester guest student for Institute, Workshop, and Short Course participants.
Wayne State University – University of Michigan Dual Registration
Students enrolled at either Wayne State University or the University of Michigan may elect a course or courses in the other institution if the course fits their program but is not available in their home institution. The student must have written approval of the department chairperson in their major area at the home college and the approval of their Dean. The election must also be approved by the department which offers the course. Students desiring to participate in Wayne State University – University of Michigan dual registration should obtain the necessary forms from the Registrar’s office at each university. For more information, contact the U-M Registrar’s Office.
0120 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Admissions is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.