Academic Information

University Catalog

Please refer to the University Catalog for detailed information on your academic program and graduation requirements.
Graduate GPA Calculation

The following grading system is used by University of Michigan-Flint graduate programs:

Letter Grade Honor Points
A+ 4.0
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0

These numbers are used to calculate Michigan Honor Points (MHP) and the Grade Point Average (GPA).  Michigan Honor Points (MHP) are calculated by multiplying the number of credit hours for which the course was elected by the number of points earned on the grading scale.  For example, a grade of B for a 3 credit hour course produces 3 (credit hours) x 3.0 (points for a grade of B), or 9 honor points.  The grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing Michigan Honor Points earned for a term or more by the number of semester hours (or credit hours) for the courses.  A total of 45 MHP for 12 course credit hours produces a GPA of 3.75.

No honor points are generated by earning either a “P” or an “F” grade, and such grades are not calculated in a graduate student’s grade point average.  A cumulative grade point average of “B” (5.00) is required for all graduate courses taken for credit and applied toward the degree.  Check your program for any variances to this system.

Dual Degree Programs

The University of Michigan-Flint provides arrangements for students to pursue two degrees simultaneously. Dual degree programs lead to two different degree citations on the transcript and two separate diplomas. The purpose of a dual degree program is to allow students to undertake complementary programs of graduate study simultaneously through streamlined curricular arrangements that allow double-counting of courses. UM-Flint offers some pre-approved dual degree programs and also provides opportunities for students to initiate dual degree programs on their own.  Students should contact the graduate program(s) directly for more detailed information and additional program-specific requirements.

Approved dual degree programs

MBA & MS: Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems
MBA & MSA: Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting
DrAP & MBA: Doctor of Anesthesia Practice and Master of Business Administration
DPT & MBA: Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Business Administration 
DPT & PhD: Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy 

Student initiated dual degree  

Students may pursue a dual degree arrangement with two master's programs that is not among those dual degree programs already approved.  Students are required to complete the requirements of both programs, allowing for double counting of coursework as approved.

To pursue a dual degree, a student must apply and receive admission to both graduate programs. Admission in one program does not guarantee admission into another.

Transfer of Credit

The University of Michigan-Flint will recognize graduate credits earned in other accredited institutions of higher education, and in other schools and colleges of the University of Michigan, provided the credits meet the criteria of the appropriate transfer policy.  Programs are free to restrict the number or types of credits it will accept or choose not to accept any credits.  Students should check with their program of study for further information.

Please refer to the Graduate Programs website for policies and procedures.

Disenrollment

A student may withdraw from the university (i.e., drop all courses) up to and including the last day of classes without petitioning the Academic Standards Committee.  A notation to that effect is placed on the transcript.

A disenrollment form must be completed when a student drops all classes during a particular semester.  If a student has registered early for future semesters, a form must be completed for each semester from which the student wishes to disenroll.  The disenrollment form is available in the Registrar’s Office; the effective date of the withdrawal is the date the form is received by the Registrar’s Office.

Please contact the Registrar's Office for policies on fees applicable to disenrollment.

Fee Appeal

Fee appeals are used to request exceptions to the existing refund policy under extenuating circumstances.  The deadline for submitting a fee appeal is 90 days after the end of the semester being appealed.  Information and the fee appeal form can be found on the Student Accounts website.

Guest at Another University

The University of Michigan participates in the Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate Study (MIGS) program. The MIGS Program creates exchange possibilities for graduate students currently enrolled in Michigan universities. Students in good standing at one institution may take advantage of course and research opportunities offered at another institution, provided that such opportunities are not available on the home campus. Students in master’s or specialist degree programs may enroll for six hours at a host institution while doctoral students may enroll for up to nine hours. To apply for permission to take courses in another graduate school at another participating university in the State of Michigan please refer to the Graduate Programs website.
Code of Academic Conduct

Please refer to the University Catalog for policies pertaining to academic conduct.

Thesis

Students enrolled in a graduate program for which a thesis is a degree requirement will be charged a $25.00 thesis fee the semester the thesis/practicum is elected.  Three copies of the thesis will be submitted to the Office of Graduate Programs upon completion for binding:  one for the Frances Willson Thompson Library, one for the Office of Graduate Programs and one for the student.   Please contact your academic program for specific thesis guidelines.
Applying for Graduation

During your last semester of enrollment in your graduate program, you must apply for graduation.  Please fill out the online application for graduation.  For semester specific deadlines, please refer to the Registrar’s website.