Guest and nondegree students
If you would like to take an MSU course for credit but do not wish to enter into a degree-granting program, you should apply to the university as a Lifelong Education student. The Lifelong Education program is ideal for members of the community and for college students enrolled at other institutions who want to take an MSU course for credit.
A variety of undergraduate and graduate courses are available both on and off campus and through MSU’s Study Abroad program. Lifelong Education students are also eligible to participate in MSU’s Summer Study programs.
To enroll in credit courses as a visitor on a noncredit basis, view the visitor status policy provided by the Office of the Registrar.
Guest students include high school students wishing to participate in a concurrent enrollment program (Early College or Dual Enrollment) or in MSU’s High Achievers program.