Congratulations on your admission to Ross! Look for an email from your Ross Academic Advisor (pictured below) on July 9, with next steps to complete prior to scheduling your first advising appointment. Be sure to review all of the information on this webpage carefully and mark your calendars for the mandatory BBA Orientation on Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29!
To learn more about the process for course registration for Fall 2014 as an incoming BBA, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!
- Planning Your First Term as a BBA: Get Ready
- Core Requirements: Get Set
- Adjusting Your Fall Schedule: Go!
- Core Course Swap Info
- Next Steps: Summer
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
- ACC 300: Financial Accounting (3.0 credits) - unless already completed
- BA 200: Businesses and Leaders: The Positive Differences (3.0 credits)
- TO 301: Business Analytics and Statistics (4 credits)
Ross will enroll Regular Sophomore Admits into their BBA core courses by July 16. (However, please do NOT make any adjustments to your Fall schedule until July 28.) Attempts are made to accommodate some class selections you already made for the Fall term, with priority given to sequential language courses, but not all conflicts can be accommodated. The process for resolving conflicts is listed below under Core Course Swap Info.
Note: Students who will have ACC 300 complete prior to Fall 2014 may consider registering for ACC 301 in the Fall semester.
Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. You can view the full University schedule (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.
Q. What other academic opportunities can I explore as a sophomore?
A. Sophomores may study abroad through Ross Global Initiatives and CGIS in the spring and/or summer terms, become involved in research through the Center for Positive Organizations Summer Fellows Program, explore minors, develop leadership skills through Ross Leadership Initiative Immersions and communities, participate in case competitions, and become involved in clubs and organizations. You can watch Ross BBA seniors discuss their experiences with minors, dual degrees, study abroad, Carson Scholars, institutes, and electives on our Exploring BBA Opportunities Panel.
Ross will enroll incoming Regular Sophomore Admits into the required Fall 2014 BBA core by July 16. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate requirements (ECON 102, distribution, etc.) outside of this core over the next three years.
Q. What are my core requirements?
A. Review the core curriculum for BBA students.
Q. When can I begin making changes to my Fall 2014 schedule?
A. Starting July 28, you may begin to modify your previous class selections to accommodate your assigned sections of BBA core. You should see all of these courses under your Business Administration career in Wolverine Access no later than July 28 and should NOT make any changes prior to that time unless notified by the Office of the Registrar.
Q. I'm registered for too many credits. What should I do?
A. Since you will be pre-enrolled into 10 credits of BBA core in addition to your previous Fall class selections, you may currently have a Fall course load exceeding 18 credits. Since BBA students are not permitted to take more than 18 credits in a semester (and most will average between 12-15 credits per semester), you will need to adjust your course load (starting July 28) by dropping unwanted non-BBA courses from your schedule. Students may NOT drop their core BBA classes.
IMPORTANT TUITION NOTE: If your schedule exceeds 18 credits during this period, it may temporarily affect your tuition until you drop courses from your schedule to bring your total to 18 credits or less.
We encourage students to reflect on the decision to alter their assigned core schedule since it may impact their section cohort experience and transition to Ross. Your options for resolving BBA core course conflicts are outlined below:
Q. My core class is the same time as the one elective I really want to take. What can I do?
A. Our BBA Core Conflicts CTools site provides BBA students with a discussion forum to identify classmates willing to "swap" sections. To join the CTools site (starting mid-July), visit https://CTools.umich.edu and log in. Click on "Membership" on the left side navigation, and then click on "Joinable Sites." Use the search box on the right to search for "BBA Core Conflicts." When you find it, click “Join.” Post in the "Discussion" forum, and search posts for other students looking to swap sections.
A. YOU AND YOUR PARTNER must each complete the survey (available starting July 16), that will include the following information:
- Your name, ID #, & UMICH email address
- Class/section you are currently in
- Full name of your swap partner
- Specific class/section you would like to swap into
Q. Is it okay for me to "sweeten the deal" to try to find a swap partner for my 8:30 a.m. section?
A. No. It is unacceptable to do either of the following:
- Use iMpact or other University of Michigan systems to email large groups of students with a swap request.
- Offer money, property, or services as compensation for a core course swap.
Taking either of these actions is considered a violation of the Ross Community Values, and appropriate action will be taken. (For more information on the Ross Community Values, visit: http://www2.bus.umich.edu/MyiMpact/academics/student-resources/ross-community-values.)
Q. How long do I have to find a swap partner?
A. You have until August 29, so we encourage you to be patient with the process. If you don't find a partner initially, hang in there and keep checking the discussion forum. The survey site will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 29. Swap requests will not be accepted after the survey has closed.
- the specific course is required for your dual degree program or minor (please note: elective courses that may be one of several possible options typically do not meet this criteria),
- the specific course must be taken this term in order to stay on schedule to graduate on time, and
- there are no alternative sections available.
A. No, Ross will process ALL classes that meet our transfer credit requirements but will cap the total credits toward program (CTP) count at 45. This means that as long as the courses are accepted by Ross, we will use all classes on your record that fulfill requirements such as distribution.
- Students taking coursework outside UM - Ann Arbor this spring/summer should review the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Course Equivalency database BEFORE REGISTERING and submit a Transfer Credit: Preliminary Evaluation form to Ross for pre-approval. An official transcript should be sent directly to Ross upon completion of the transfer coursework. (Note: If your transfer coursework is already in progress, please still submit the Transfer Credit: Preliminary Evaluation form for tracking purposes.)
- Ross generally follows LSA guidelines for which courses/schools will transfer to U-M, with the exception that they cannot be Business courses. ECON 102, while required for our curriculum, is an LSA course, so it may be taken outside of UM - Ann Arbor as long as it is completed prior to the start of Fall 2014; the transfer course must be listed as an exact U-M ECON 102 equivalent (not 102X or Departmental Credit) in the Course Equivalency database. Note: Macroeconomics courses completed online are not transferable to the Ross School of Business or the University of Michigan.
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. Please schedule an appointment with your Ross Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. During the summer, your advisor is available to talk to you via phone or Skype if you aren't in Ann Arbor!
For assistance with forms and letter requests, permissions, registration troubleshooting, and other processes, please contact Ross Academic Services by phone (734-647-4933) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or stop by the third floor of Wyly Hall (Suite 3700) Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., for assistance with these types of issues.