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Transfer Students
Students may transfer a maximum of 6 cr. of graduate credit from another institution. Transfer courses are accepted on the basis of their equivalency to courses in Madonna University programs.

Guest Students
Students enrolled at another institution may register for courses at Madonna University on a guest-student basis by presenting a completed Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Studies (MIGS) program form to the Graduate School Office. Guest students must have written approval from their home institution to ensure credits will be accepted there.

Graduate students of Madonna University may obtain a guest pass for a course at another institution provided the course in question is not offered during an upcoming academic year and waiting for the course will cause severe inconvenience. Students must have written approval of their specialty advisor, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Registrar prior to registering for a course at another institution. The time limit for the guest pass is one semester.

Second Master's Degree
Students with a master’s degree in another field are evaluated individually to determine course equivalencies. Students studying for a second master’s degree may transfer (or apply Madonna University credits) up to a maximum of 12 graduate credits toward a second master’s degree. These credits must be relevant to the second degree program and no more than eight years old. Students must complete a minimum of 24 cr. of graduate course work, which may include a thesis or research project, at Madonna University.

Enrollment in Courses by Senior Students
Madonna University students of senior standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may register for up to 6 cr. of graduate courses with approval of the specialty department and the Dean of the Graduate School. Credits may be used in only one of the following two ways:

  1. To meet requirements for the bachelor's degree and thus appear on the undergraduate transcript
  2. To apply toward the master's degree and thus appear on the graduate transcript

Graduate credits do not apply toward both the bachelor's and master's degree. Permission to take graduate credit courses does not constitute admission to the graduate program.