Jul 17, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Studies Academic Pathway


Program Objective

Students will obtain curricular knowledge in foundational courses necessary for successful participation in their chosen graduate program as assigned by their Graduate Program Advisor/Coordinator.

Admission Requirements


F-1 visa-seeking applicants will apply to their desired graduate program. If they do not have sufficient curricular background or if they do not have the required minimum grade point average, the Graduate Program Advisor/Coordinator can recommend admission to the Graduate Studies Academic Pathway.

Students admitted to this program will be visa-holding students who do NOT meet one of the regular graduate admission requirements.

Regular Graduate Admission requirements:

  • English language proficiency demonstrated on through one of the following English proficiency exams (iBT 79 or higher, IELTS 6.5 or higher, MELAB 77 or higher, PTE 54 or higher).
  • Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

Applicants who qualify for the Graduate Studies Academic Pathway will be contacted to confirm admission to the Pathway program. Upon acceptance by the applicant, International Admissions will “withdraw” the degree application in Banner and will build the student’s Graduate Studies Academic Pathway record in Banner.

The Graduate Advisor will monitor progress in the Pathway program. When the student has completed the Pathway requirements, the Graduate Advisor will notify the office of International Admissions so that they can reactivate the student’s degree application. The student will not have to apply again. The office of International Admissions will notify the Office of International Students and Scholars, who will issue a new I-20 to the student with the degree program listed.

Contact Information


English as a Second Language Program | 318 King Hall | +1.734.487.0338 | esl@emich.edu

International Admissions | 244 Student Center | +1.734.487.0205 | international.admissions­@emich.edu

Office for International Students & Scholars | 240 Student Center | +1.734.487.3116 | oiss@emich.edu

Pathway Requirements: 16 hours


This program consists of 16 credits on the main campus, can be taken over two consecutive semesters and will be courses specified by the graduate program coordinator. (Some students may be eligible to complete the program in one semester, with approval from their Graduate Advisor/Coordinator.)

The Graduate Advisor/Coordinator of the intended degree program may advise foundational or other courses and require the student to achieve a prescribed grade or GPA to demonstrate academic readiness to continue in the full degree program. Graduate level credits in the intended program of study earned in the Pathway program may apply to credits required in the degree program.