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Online Pre-Matriculation Course

New! Preparing for Graduate Success is offered in Fall 2020 for students beginning their programs in January 2021. Registration now open. See details below.

Course Overview

This highly-interactive four-week online course provides newly-admitted U-M international graduate students a unique opportunity to prepare for academic, cultural, and professional success before beginning their academic programs. Each participant receives extensive individualized feedback from the instructor. 

You will learn about the cultural expectations and academic language conventions of graduate study and research in the U.S., as well as campus culture both in and outside the classroom, virtual and in-person.

You will read articles, watch short video lectures and complete assignments. You will refine your language skills through online discussions. The flexible course structure means that you can complete assignments at any time of the day or night as long as you meet weekly deadlines.

Join other new Michigan graduate students in this interactive and engaging online course. You will build friendships and learn about resources to support you from the day you start your graduate student journey. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Fall 2020 Course Details

Space is limited, so register early to reserve your place!

Course Dates: October 26 - November 22

Registration/Payment Deadline: October 23, 2020
Time committment: 2-4 hours per week*

*ASYNCHRONOUS course structure allows students to participate from any time zone and complete assignments according to their own schedule. 

VIEW Fall 2020 COURSE SYLLABUS

Course fee: $350

For more information, email: ELI.Online@umich.edu