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Junior BBAs, Class of 2020: Registration Information for Fall 2018

All Junior students are required to attend the Junior Convocation event on campus on Tuesday, September 4 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  More details about this will be provided to you later in the summer.  
As you prepare for registration, we expect you will schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Fall 2018, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements.  Be sure to review all of the information below carefully!
Registration Planning: Get Ready
Core Requirements:  Get Set General Registration:  Go!
Core Course Swap Info
Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open on Thursday, March 29 for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Fall 2018 will be available starting March 1.  Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens.  Academic advisors hosted the "Success in Your Junior Year" session on Friday, March 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. in R0240.  This session provided rising Juniors with information about the Ross Integrative Semester in Junior Fall and current BBA upperclassmen also shared their stories/strategies for managing their time and successfully navigating this unique semester.  You can view a recording of this session here.
Q. When should I take ECON 102?
A. Junior BBAs who have not yet completed ECON 102 must complete it by the end of Winter 2019 at the latest. The timing of this course will vary from student to student, so you are encouraged to consult with your academic advisor as you plan. Note: students are eligible to transfer approved ECON 102 credit from another institution.  Check with your academic advisor and be sure to submit the transfer credit pre-evaluation form prior to enrolling in any spring/summer classes, to ensure the course is conforming to all transfer credit polices. Online courses are not permitted.
Q. How do I find out which courses are being offered and when?
A. You can view the full University schedule for the upcoming Fall term (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar.  The LSA Course Guide is another great resource if you are looking for courses to fulfill distribution.  Although you will not be able to see Winter 2019 course offerings until mid-Fall, you may still be able to see when courses have historically been offered by searching past terms on the LSA Course Guide or by viewing the course descriptions for Ross courses.
Q. I want to have a "concentration." Which business electives do I need to take?
A. Remember that Ross does not have official concentrations or majors. As a BBA, you are required to take a minimum of 58 credits of Ross coursework (including business electives and the required fixed core, floating core, and capstone) and have the flexibility to select the electives that will best fit your interests and goals.
Q. When should I complete the "D" requirement for IDO?
A. "D" sessions for the IDO requirement will only be offered in the Winter term of Junior year.  If you are going on a Global experience through Ross, this will count for your "D" milestone requirement.  Please email Shannon Van Gundy (skvg@umich.edu), Program Coordinator for IDO, with any questions.
Q. How can I learn more about elective options?
A. The Elective Options page is a valuable resource for learning more about courses you are considering, and includes links to course descriptions, syllabi archives, information published by the academic departments, and course evaluations. 
Q. What other academic opportunities can I explore?
A. Ross BBA students may study abroad through Ross Global Initiatives and CGIS, participate in the Carson Scholars Washington Campus Program, become involved in Center for Positive Organizations Programs, develop leadership skills through Sanger Leadership Center immersions and communities, compete in case competitions, and become involved in clubs and organizations
More information on how different study abroad opportunities may affect your registration can be found here.

Core Requirements: Get Set 

The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll BBAs into their required Fall BBA core prior to the end of March. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate requirements (e.g., ECON 102, distribution, floating core, business electives, etc.) outside of the BBA core.
Q. How do I know which degree requirements I have or haven't completed?
A. Review the core curriculum. You can track your progress using the Degree Requirements Checklist and access a degree audit of your record under Academic Requirements in your Student Center on Wolverine Access. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor periodically to discuss your academic plan and make sure you are on track for graduation. Dual degree students will need to schedule a "BBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment with their advisor.
Q. Which core courses will the Ross Registrar's Office enroll me into for the Fall term?
A. The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll rising Junior BBA students into the following 10.5 credits of fixed core courses:
  • BCOM 350: Professional Communication Strategies (1.5 credits)
  • BL 300: Business Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • MO 300: Behavioral Theory in Management (3 credits)
  • TO 313: Operations Management (3 credits)

General Registration: Go! 

After the Ross Registrar's Office enrolls you in your 10.5 credits of fixed core with your section, you will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to register for the remainder of your Fall schedule. 
Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students beginning on Thursday, March 29. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. (You can read more about how registration times are assigned here.) You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting Wednesday, March 21.
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
A. We recommend using it, but it is not required. Beginning Wednesday, March 21, you can add classes to your "Backpack" in Wolverine Access. Backpacking courses allows you to quickly add those classes all at once when your registration appointment time opens. However, be aware that backpacking does not reserve a seat for you in the class - it is simply a way to put the course in your "shopping cart" so that you can "check-out" quickly. If a class in your backpack is full when your registration time opens, you may waitlist yourself, and/or select an alternate open class at that time.
Q. Do I have to register exactly at my appointment time, and when does my registration close?
A. Some classes will fill quickly, or seats may be opened to non-Ross students after registration has been open for a week or more, so it is to your advantage to register when your appointment time opens. Once your appointment time opens, you can continue to make changes until the drop/add deadlines for Fall 2018.

Core Course Swap Info

Q. Which courses and sections of my core courses am I eligible to swap?
A. The Fall term of Junior year integrates four fixed core courses in which a significant portion of each course will rely and build upon the other subjects and may include joint events and shared projects. To fully maximize the learning experience in these integrated courses, students are strongly encouraged to remain in their assigned sections. However, we recognize that some students may need to swap sections in order to accommodate dual degrees and minors. Note: course sections are linked and cannot be separated. Students requesting a course swap for BL 300, MO 300, or TO 313 must swap all 4 courses. If a student only wants to swap BCOM 350, they should try to swap into a section that corresponds to their other core course sections. See the diagram below for more information on section days and times. 
Section BL 300 MO 300 TO 313 BCOM 350 Meeting Pattern

001

TTh
1:00-2:30pm

TTh
2:30-4:00pm

MW
8:30-10:00am

001 W, 10:00-11:30am
009 M, 11:30-1:00pm
017 M, 2:30-4:00pm

002

TTh
1:00-2:30pm

TTh
10:00-11:30am

MW
2:30-4:00pm

002 M, 10:00-11:30am
010 M, 1:00-2:30pm
018 W, 4:00-5:30pm

003

TTh
10:00-11:30am

TTh
8:30-10:00am

MW
11:30-1:00pm

003 W, 10:00-11:30am
011 W, 1:00-2:30pm
019 M, 4:00-5:30pm

004

TTh
11:30-1:00pm

TTh
4:00-5:30pm

MW
1:00-2:30pm

004 M, 8:30-10:00am
012 W, 11:30-1:00pm
020 W, 2:30-4:00pm

005

TTh
4:00-5:30pm

TTh
1:00-2:30pm

MW
10:00-11:30am

005 W, 8:30-10:00am
013 W, 1:00-2:30pm
021 M, 2:30-4:00pm

006

TTh
2:30-4:00pm

TTh
11:30-1:00pm

MW
1:00-2:30pm

006 M, 10:00-11:30am
014 W, 11:30-1:00pm
022 W, 4:00-5:30pm

007

TTh
2:30-4:00pm

TTh
11:30-1:00pm

MW
4:00-5:30pm

007 M, 10:00-11:30am
015 M, 11:30-1:00pm
023 W, 2:30-4:00pm

008

TTh
8:30-10:00am

TTh
10:00-11:30am

MW
11:30-1:00pm

008 W, 10:00-11:30am
016 M, 1:00-2:30pm
024 W, 2:30-4:00pm
Q. I need to swap a course. What do I do next?
A. Students who would like to swap a course will need to complete and submit the Core Course Swap Request Form. This form will ask you to indicate which sections of a course will work in your schedule. You will not be required to find a partner. We will match requests one to one on a first-come, first-serve basis, conditional on availability of a match. The more sections you indicate as working in your schedule, the more likely your swap will be completed. 
To submit a swap request is to commit to swap and, once a swap has been processed and permissions to enroll in the new section have been entered into Wolverine Access, the commitment to swap is complete and the student must switch sections.  Since the student's original seat is given to another student during the swap processing, any student wanting back into his/her original section after swaps have been processed will need to submit another swap request.  Please note that, although swap requests are processed regularly, there is no guarantee that a swap request will be processed, and students are encouraged to have a back-up plan in place in consultation with their academic advisor.
Q. How long will it take to complete the swap? How long do I have to submit the form?
A. This depends on the number of swap requests received, as well as whether or not there are eligible swap partners in the pool.  The Ross Registrar's Office will begin processing swaps on April 6 and will continue to do so at least once weekly throughout the summer.  If your swap has been completed, Wolverine Access will send an automated notification that you have permission to enroll in your new section.  Then, after your enrollment appointment opens, you will need to drop your current section and enroll in the new one.  Updates to the swap request form and new responses will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018.
Q. What should I do if I have a documented disability, intercollegiate athletic obligation, official University or religious obligation, or a required course for my dual degree that conflicts with a core class?
A. Students who have conflicts with a core class due to a documented disability, intercollegiate athletic obligation, official University or religious obligation, or a required course for a dual degree, are asked to submit a course swap request form and provide a letter from the SSD office or his/her coach, advisor, or religious leader/organization via email to the Ross Registrar's Office (rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu) so that we can review and process the necessary schedule adjustments where possible.

Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know 

It is each student's responsibility to review the course registration rules and policies carefully.
Q. I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
A. If you have questions regarding academic planning or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an academic advisor during Academic Advising Drop-in hours (Monday-Friday during Fall and Winter terms from 2:30-4 p.m. in K3521) for quick advising questions or urgent issues.
You can also schedule a Peer Academic Advising appointment to meet with one of the Ross Academic Peer Advisors or visit them during their drop-in hours (times and locations vary - check iMpact for current information).
For assistance with forms and letter requests, permissions, registration troubleshooting, and other processes, please contact the Ross Registrar's Office by phone (734-647-4933) or email (rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu). You may also stop by the third floor of Kresge Hall (Suite K3521) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. for assistance with these types of issues.  The Ross Registrar's Office will not hold drop-in hours during the summer months but students are encouraged to schedule an appointment if needed at that time.