Non-degree and guest applications
Applicants who wish to take graduate courses without formally applying for a specific certificate or degree program may request admission on a non-degree basis. Applicants will be admitted to a particular school/college and not a specific program. Graduate non-degree status is valid for one term and a maximum of nine (9) semester credits. An applicant may apply for a subsequent term by submitting a new non-degree application. A $25 application fee is required.
Apply online. When selecting your program option, since you will be admitted to a school or college, search for the non-degree school/college program option that best fits your interest (e.g., Non-Degree Business Administration, Non-Degree Education, Non-Degree Engineering, Non-Degree Medicine, etc.). An unofficial bachelor's degree-posted transcript, resume, and proof of English proficiency (if applicable) are the only requirements. (Note: The School of Information Sciences' non-degree application is No Major – Information Sciences.)
Graduate guest admission
If you are a graduate student enrolled at an institution other than Wayne State University, you can apply as a guest (visiting) student. Graduate Guest status is valid for one term and a maximum of 12 semester credits. An applicant may apply for a subsequent term by submitting a new guest application. An application fee is not required.
You may apply by guest type:
Michigan Intercollegiate Guest Studies (MIGS)
Graduate students who are in good standing in a degree program at participating Michigan colleges and universities are eligible to take graduate courses at several graduate schools in Michigan through the Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS) Program. You must receive prior approval from your home institution (where you are currently enrolled) and your potential host institution (where you wish to be a guest) to participate in the program.
Regular guest student
If you are currently pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited college or university other than Wayne State and want to transfer one term of WSU graduate coursework back to your home institution, use the Graduate Guest Application (pdf). Once completed, email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wayne State University and University of Michigan dual-registration program
Graduate students who are in good standing in a degree program at Wayne State may, at the option of their home department, elect to enroll in graduate courses at the University of Michigan that may be transferred back to Wayne State, subject to certain guidelines. You must complete the Wayne State University—University of Michigan Dual-Registration Program application to participate. Tuition and enrollment will be handled by the Wayne State University Office of the Registrar. Contact the Wayne State University Office of the Registrar – Exceptions and Special Programs at email@example.com or (313) 577-3541 for additional information.