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EMU to accept Marygrove transfer credits via teach-out agreement

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — When Marygrove College closes its graduate school in December, displaced students will be able to transfer "transcripted credits" to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, EMU officials announced Thursday.

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Per a statement from Eastern Michigan, the agreement applies to Marygrove graduate students "whose current program aligns with EMU's."

With the "teach-out" agreement, EMU will waive its $45 application fee for graduate students and remove its cap on transfer credit hours, which is usually six credits for a 30-credit program. EMU also will "create a financial package ... consistent with that of an incoming EMU student," according to the statement.

"We're going to be extra flexible with the Marygrove transfers," said EMU spokeswoman Morgan Mark.

Transfer students will be able to complete their educations at the same cost and on the same timeframe as they planned at Marygrove. Marygrove has about 330 students enrolled.

The agreement is in effect from Dec. 15 to Dec. 31, 2020.

A spokesperson for Marygrove College could not immediately be reached.

The Marygrove campus will take on a new life next year, offering early childhood and K-12 programs, including a teacher-education training program with partners such as the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the University of Michigan, the Kresge Foundation and Starfish Family Services.