Transcript Notation

The Center is excited to announce that the "Immigration and Migration Studies" transcript notation is now available! We are accepting applications. If you are interested in receiving the transcript notation or have any questions, please contact us at

What is Immigration and Migration Studies?

Migration has had and continues to have an incredible impact on the history of the United States and the world. Courses in Immigration and Migration studies examine how migration shapes the United States and the world from historical, political, cultural, and social perspectives and from multiple disciplines. Courses in immigraiton and migration studies are ideal for students interested in studying migration's effects on American society and institutions.

What is a transcript notation?

Students who complete the requirements below will have an "Immigration and Migration Studies" notation added to their official transcript. This is ideal for students considering careers in law, public policy, social work, and other fields.

What are the requirements for the Immigration and Migration Studies transcript notation?

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 12 credits of coursework with a grade of at least C- including IMMR200: Introduction to Immigration and Migration Studies or HIST222: Immigration and Ethnicity in America (or its equivalent) and a capstone course, IMMR400: Immigrant Life Stories: A Practicum in Oral History. The other two courses can be chosen from multiple disciplines. Click here for a list of immigration and migration related courses. Courses not listed may be selected as long as they are related to immigration and migration. To check whether a course is applicable, please e-mail

  • Attend at least two co-curricular activities sponsored by the Center. The Center puts on a number of activities each semester, which are published on our website or on our social media pages. These include special guest presentations, film screenings, reading group, academic conferences, and community building activities.

Who can apply for the transcript notation?

The Center is accepting applications on a rolling deadline from students who have sophomore status (or the equivalent in the Fall semester of the following year) and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

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