How to Enroll
Convenient Program for Food Industry Professionals
- No prerequisite courses or degrees.
- No transcripts from prior study required.
- No GRE required.
- No travel or commute.
- No required book purchases.
- All IFLR courses are fully accredited through Michigan State University.
- Flexible schedule: courses are asynchronous, participate at your convenience to maintain work/life balance.
- Take the time for deep investigation: students learn more with sustained study than they would in an on-site short course.
- We recommend that students take only one course per semester if they are also working full time.
For-Credit or Non-Credit:
Which Enrollment Option is Right for You?
|"For-Credit" Enrollment (MSU Lifelong Education Graduate Enrollment)||"Non-Credit" Enrollment|
|Cost: MSU tuition rate for Lifelong education graduate students. Use the tuition calculator, select "Lifelong Education" for question #2 ("your level").||Cost: rate set by IFLR (currently approximately 55% of MSU tuition rate).|
|Graded on participation, tests/quizzes, assignments, and/or exams, according to criteria outlined in the course syllabus.||Not required to participate in discussions, assignments or quizzes/tests/exams. Still receive instructor feedback on any of the above that you choose to complete, but no grade will be assigned.|
|Students earn an IFLR certificate after successful completion of 12 applicable credits.||Cannot be used towards one of our IFLR certificates.|
|Students may request transfer of up to 9 credits with a minimum grade of 3.0 into a degree program, such as MSU Global Food Law or the MSU Online Food Safety Program.||Cannot seek academic credit transfer into a master's degree program.|
|Enroll via MSU Lifelong Education.||Enroll and pay using a credit card via IFLR CashNet.|
|MSU Registrar's Lifelong Education cancellation policies apply.||Full refund if cancelled more than 3 business days before the course begins. $100 cancellation fee if cancelled within 3 business days or after course begins. Substitutions may be made at any time before the start of class.|
|Student receives a NetID and MSU email account. Students are responsible for all communications to their MSU email address. Students may forward their MSU email to another non-MSU email address. All official MSU communications will be sent to the MSU email address only.||Student signs up for a Community ID using the email address of their choice. The community ID will be used to log into the online learning system.|
|NetID allows access to all MSU library resources.||Community ID does not allow access to MSU library resources.|