Enrollment Options

Participation Without Academic Credit (Summer Scholar)

Summer Scholars are participants who wish to attend courses at the Summer Institute but do not require academic credit or a formal grade for their participation. Summer Scholars are expected participate fully in those courses. In order to initiate admission as a Summer Scholar, participants must:

  • Complete the online Summer Institute application
  • Provide a copy of your CV or resume
  • Finish registration at the Summer Institute upon arrival in Ann Arbor

Applicants participating as a summer scholar will receive a full refund from the Summer Institute if they withdrawal before the start of the class. There is a $250 administrative fee if the class is dropped on the first day of a one or two-week class and before the end of the first week of a four or eight-week class. There will be NO REFUNDS for classes that are dropped after these dates. In addition, students registered as summer scholars may not change enrollment status after the first day of class.

Payment of Summer Scholar and workshop fees must be made in full before you will be officially registered for class. Nonpayment by a sponsor becomes the liability and responsibility of the student.

Admission for Academic Credit as a Current UM student

All current UM Students interested in the Summer Institute can register by simply access classes in Wolverine Access after March 1, 2020.  You will not need to complete the Summer Institute application.   Please note due to the condensed nature and advanced level of the Summer Institute course offerings, it is required that students to be present on the first day of class and be advised that the add/drop deadlines are based on the course length.  Once you are registered in Wolverine access all UM add/drop policies are enforced, the only difference is the dates for the add/drop deadlines.

All Summer Institute courses may be taken for spring/summer term credit in the Division of Survey Methodology.  The dates of the courses are not affected by the enrollment term, but grades for spring/summer enrollments will not be submitted to the Registrar’s Office until after the end of the term.  Once the deadline for UM spring/summer registration has past you will need to contact the Summer Institute office to enroll in classes.

Drop/Add Deadlines and Course Cancellations

Due to the condensed nature and advanced level of the Summer Institute course offerings, it is required that students to be present on the first day of class.  Similarly, students must drop courses they will not take in a prompt manner as follows:

  • Courses meeting for four weeks or eight weeks may be dropped/added until 5 p.m. on the second day of class.
  • Courses meeting for one week or two weeks may be dropped/added until 5 p.m. on the first day of class.
  • Courses meeting for one day may be dropped/added until 5 p.m. the day before the first day of class.

In the event of low enrollments, it may become necessary to cancel a scheduled course.  Participants are advised to take this into consideration when making travel plans.

Questions regarding the drop/add policy and course cancellations can be directed to the Summer Institute staff (isr-summer@umich.edu).

Admission for Academic Credit as a Non-Current UM student (Summer Guest)

Students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Michigan (are considered summer guest) and who wish to enroll for academic credit should contact the Summer Institute office (isr-summer@umich.edu) for admission and enrollment with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Course selection
  3. Information on any financial aid you will be using for Summer Institute classes
  4. Complete a University of Michigan Summer Guest application. This form can be found on the Rackham website, http://www.rackham.umich.edu/.

You will receive electronic permissions from the Summer Institute and the formal registration process via wolverine access will be completed by the Summer Institute office after the first day of class.

Applicants for Summer Guest admission will be reviewed on the basis of their qualifications and experience. Summer Guests must complete both the enrollment process with the University of Michigan Registrar’s Office and with the Summer Institute.

All completed applications and transcripts, both for graduate and undergraduate admissions, should reach our office by May 15, 2020. Late applications may be accepted, but formal admission may be delayed.