I need to study English as a Second Language (ESL) before I begin my major. Do you offer a bridge program? How does that work?
An English Proficiency test score is required to issue you an I-20 for ESL coursework prior to studying program coursework. Once you have complete the ESL program, you will be issue a new I-20 to study non-ESL courses and register for courses in your program of study.
When do classes begin?
The college calendar is divided into two semesters and two sessions. The regular academic school year includes the Fall and Winter semesters. The approximate dates are as follows:
||Late August until Mid-December
||Early January until Late April
||Early May until Late June
||Early July until Late August
Are there housing options on campus?
Schoolcraft College does not offer on campus housing options. However, there are apartments available for rent in the surrounding area.
How do I transfer my credits?
If you previously attended college or university inside the U.S please submit your official college transcripts to Schoolcraft College. The transcripts must be sent directly from the transfer institution’s Registrar’s office. Hand carried or “issued to student” copies will not be accepted or considered official.
If you previously attended college or university outside the U.S and would like to determine if your credits are eligible to transfer you need to have them evaluated from an independent source. A course by course evaluation should be done. Evaluations are accepted from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). There is a cost associated with this and no guarantee that any of your credits will transfer in.
How many credits do I need to take to be considered full time in the spring & summer semesters?
To be considered full time you would need to take 6 credits in the Spring semester and 6 credits in the Summer semester.
How do I know if classes are cancelled because of weather or other reasons?
Schoolcraft has a RAVE emergency messaging system which sends students a text, email or phone call if the college is closed due to weather conditions or there is another campus emergency. You should sign up for SC alerts.
What do I do if I need to drop a class?
Meet with an international advisor; do not drop any class until you discuss your options
with an international advisor.
What is a reduced course load and am I eligible?
- A reduced course load (RCL) is a permission from the international advisor to be below the minimum enrollment requirements for a given semester. Federal regulations provide limited circumstances when an F-1 student may be authorized for a RCL.
- Some circumstances in which you could be eligible for a RCL include: last semester of program, initial English language difficulty, and medical conditions.
- ALL RCL requests and authorizations must be approved by the international advisor before any action is taken to drop classes or enroll in new classes. Documentation is always required.
- A student is eligible for only one semester of RCL due to academic difficulties.
- For medical conditions the IA may authorize a reduced load (or if necessary no load) for the current semester If the condition continues, new documentation must be provided along with a new authorization for the next semester. Total time authorized at one program level cannot exceed 12 months.