Graduate School Admission Types
Individuals may apply for full admission to pursue a degree, or be nondegree seeking to enroll in a course. Individuals who do not meet the requirements for full admission may be eligible for provisional admission. Admission may also be deferred.
Full Admission or Nondegree Seeking
New Graduate Students
To apply for full admission, students submit their application and all other required materials to the Graduate School. Students may also track the status of their application, upload required documents, and request electronic letters of recommendation on their personalized MyMichiganTech website. Complete applications are forwarded to graduate programs for their review and recommendation. The Graduate School will notify applicants of the admission decision.
University employees, pending approval of their supervisor, are welcome to pursue graduate degrees, or enroll in courses to further their education.
- To pursue a degree, fill out a new application and submit all required materials. See program pages for specific admission requirements.
- To enroll in a course, complete the nondegree seeking application prior to enrolling. Not all courses are available to nondegree seeking students.
Current Graduate Students
Currently enrolled Michigan Tech graduate students (including nondegree seeking graduate students) applying for a different graduate program should fill out a new application for database purposes.
Students who wish to enroll in courses may apply for nondegree seeking status. This status is open to:
- Domestic students
- International distance students
- Students who do not qualify for provisional admission
- Students who are not able to obtain full admission to programs that do not offer provisional admission
Students who decide to later pursue a degree may apply some credits earned as a nondegree seeking student to their degree following the current policy.
Some programs offer provisional admission to applicants who have deficiencies that must be corrected before the applicant can receive full admission to the graduate program. To verify if provisional admission may be granted for a program of interest, students must follow-up directly with the Graduate Program Director. Specifications of a request for provisional admission must also be included in a student's statement of purpose.
Deficiencies that may be considered for provisional admission include, but are not limited to:
- Low or missing test scores
- Poor English language proficiency
- Missing prerequisite courses
The admission letter will describe the deficiencies and set a time limit for the student to complete the full admission requirements. Graduate programs will monitor provisionally accepted students and notify the Graduate School about students who do not complete the requirements.
- Students who successfully complete the requirements within the time limit will receive full admission to the graduate program.
- Domestic students who fail to complete the requirements within the time limit may have their status changed to nondegree seeking.
- International students who fail to complete the requirements within the time limit will NOT receive full admission to the graduate program.
Deferral of Enrollment
Enrollment may be deferred for a period of 12 months, for example, from one fall semester to the next. Deferral beyond this time is not allowed, and admission will require a new application. Contact the Graduate School for more information.