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FAQs for Current Students

Q: What is the minimum GPA to graduate?
A: The minimum cumulative GPA to graduate is 3.0 (B on the graduate scale).

Q: How do I request permission to enroll in a course?
A: Contact stats-permissions@umich.edu to request permission.

Q: What is the process to audit a course?
A: Contact the Department Office to request permission to audit. You will also need permission from the instructor prior to registering to audit a course.

Q: What are the drop/add deadlines for courses?
A: The Academic Calendar will have the drop/add deadlines for courses.

Q: What is the academic calendar at the University of Michigan?
A: Academic Calendar

Q: What is the deadline to apply for conferral of my Master’s degree?
A: Master's degree diploma application deadlines can be found here.

Q: How do I apply for conferral of my Master’s degree?
A: Masters students must apply to graduate via Wolverine Access.

Q: How can I invite my parents to graduation if they need a visa to enter the US?
A: For information regarding preparing for commencements, please visit the Rackham Graduate Exercises website.

Q: What kind of academic gowns and hoods should I get for graduation?
A: For a listing of Academic Gowns, Hoods, and Colors can be found here. The Cap and Robe should be black and the hood and tassel should be white.

Q: Where can I find information about commencement?
A: Information about commencement can be found on the Commencement website.

Q: Where can I find information about Optional Practical Training (OPT)?
A: The International Center website is a great resource for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Q: Where can I find information about Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?
A: The International Center website is a great resource for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Q: Where can I find information about reduced course load (RCL)?
A: The International Center website is a great resource for Reduce Course Load (RCL).