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Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies (SUGS) Information


The Rackham SUGS program was developed to promote greater enrollment of qualified University of Michigan students in College of Engineering M.S.E. programs by making it possible for students to pursue a five-year combined B.S.E./M.S.E, B.S.E./M.S. The program does not require a dual enrollment, though a minimum of two full terms (minimum of nine hours each term) of graduate enrollment in Rackham only is required.

Consideration for Admission and Requirements

Students qualified for SUGS are identified early in their undergraduate career by the College of Engineering. Students confirm an interest in the SUGS program to the college in the second term of their junior year. Students are advised by the college to plan for undergraduate and graduate course selections. No dual enrollment will be required. Students earning dual bachelors degrees are NOT eligible for SUGS. A minimum grade point average, set by each program, is required for provisional admission and subsequent enrollment into any SUGS program. The minimum must be at least 3.2 and may be higher in some programs. During the student’s senior year, a SUGS application is submitted to Rackham by the required program deadline, along with a SUGS Election Form. In those rare cases where the student decides to apply to the SUGS program during the last semester of the undergraduate program, the undergraduate program’s responsibilities will be limited to confirming that the listed classes can be double-counted and transferred.

Enrollment Information

  • Students will enroll in Rackham for any term within 12 months of graduation with the approval of the program. In a few instances students may have up to six credits of the undergraduate program outstanding upon enrollment in Rackham in accordance with Rackham rules. The undergraduate degree can be awarded as soon as the degree requirements are met.
  • SUGS students must enroll in Rackham only for two full terms minimum, paying full tuition.
  • Each SUGS program will determine the number of credit hours of prior approved coursework that can be double counted with the maximum being nine credit hours.
  • A maximum of 15 credit hours taken outside the Rackham career may be allowed. This includes credits that are double counted, transferred from the U-M undergraduate program, transferred from outside of U-M.
  • Rackham will accept a maximum of nine credit hours even if the credit for specific courses to be double counted adds to more than nine credit hours. However, the balance of the credit remaining after nine hours are double counted cannot be counted toward any other Rackham degree requirement. For example, a student wants to double count three courses. The total credits for the three courses equal 10. Rackham will double count the maximum of nine (unless the program established a different credit maximum). The one remaining credit cannot count toward another Rackham degree requirement but can count toward an undergraduate degree requirement. The double counted courses will appear on the unofficial transcript.
  • Required undergraduate courses will not be double counted, but courses elected to meet technical or free elective B.S.E. requirements may be double counted.
  • Each program has the flexibility to institute additional admissions requirements while adhering to the constraints set forth by the guidelines and additional constraints for admission to the master’s program.

For information on specific programs see your program undergraduate chair.

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