Effective Fall 2011, the UM Visiting Graduate Student Program replaces the UM Traveling Scholars Program. The UM Visiting Graduate Student Program offers eligible graduate students a streamlined process for applying and registering for graduate courses on other UM campuses.

To participate in the UM System Visiting Graduate Student Program, a graduate student must be a degree-seeking graduate student and in good-standing on the home campus and host campus.

To apply for this program, a “UM System Visiting Graduate Student Application” should be completed and submitted to the home campus Graduate office for certification, at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester. The graduate student’s home campus Graduate office will review the form; if approved, the home campus Graduate office will transmit the approved form to the host campus Graduate office. The host campus will notify the student when they are eligible to register for courses.

All course fees are paid to the host campus. Graduate students should contact their home campus Financial Aid office for more information on financial aid.  International (non-U.S. citizen) students should consult the International student office on their home campus to determine eligibility for this program.

The graduate student's home campus determines transferability and the maximum number of transfer hours allowed for courses taken as a UM Visiting Graduate student. To officially transfer courses from the host campus to the home campus, students must order an official transcript from the host campus and comply with the home campus's transfer policies and processes.

For additional questions contact the School of Graduate Studies Office.