FAQ: Documents of Summer Program Involvement

Frequently requested information about certificates of participation, grade equivalency, and other documents:

This is a decision only your home department can make. For our four-week workshops, we can provide you with a grade letter memorandum, which indicates the grade you would have received, had the workshop been a college course taken for credit.

If you intend to request a grade letter memorandum for a four-week workshop, inform your instructor at the start of the session and plan on completing all homework assignments and exams.


No. But we can supply you with a grade letter memorandum for your application to a graduate program.


We encourage you to submit an electronic version of the official ICPSR Summer Program grade letter memorandum mentioned above to the various schools to which you are applying.


There is no charge for this service.

Please send a note to sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu with your complete name, the year you participated, and a mailing address. Also, state whether you need hard copy or an electronic file.


Our policy is to provide official registration confirmation only after the workshop fee has been received. However, we can provide confirmation that you have signed up for a workshop in order to facilitate your funding request. Contact us at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu to receive an official letter noting that payment is due for your workshop selection(s).


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