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Rising Junior BBAs, class of 2017: Registration Information for Fall 2015

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 2015, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements. Be sure to review all of the information below carefully, and mark your calendar for the Fall Overview and Ross Electives Panel on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:40-7:15 p.m. in R2230!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open in early April for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Fall 2015 will be available starting March 2. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens. 
Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
A. For Fall 2015, most Junior BBAs will take one or two classes in addition to their core, adding between 1.5 - 4.5 credits of Ross and/or non-Ross coursework in addition to their 10.5 credits of core (see Core Requirements below).
Q. Can I add business electives or floating core to my Fall 2015 schedule?
A. Yes, floating core and many business electives will be open to Junior BBAs for Fall 2015. As you build a balanced schedule, you may also consider completing distribution (be sure to use the LSA Course Guide to verify which classes meet the main distribution areas – FL, NS/MSA, SS, and HU) and/or other degree requirements (e.g., Econ 102). 
Q. When should I take Econ 102?
A. Junior BBAs who have not yet completed ECON 102 must take it at UM-Ann Arbor and complete it by the end of Winter 2016 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.
Q. How do I find out which courses are being offered and when?
A. Starting March 2, you can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar. Also refer to the LSA Course Guide if you are looking for courses to fulfill distribution.
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 core, floating core, and Capstone) and have the flexibility to select the electives that will best fit your interests and goals.
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. Also, be sure to attend the Fall Overview and Ross Electives panel on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:40-7:15 p.m. in R2230 to learn about electives from a panel of graduating seniors.
Q.  What other academic opportunities can I explore?
Ross BBA students may study abroad through Ross Global Initiatives and CGIS, participate in the Carson Scholars Washington Campus Program, become involved in research through the Center for Positive Organizations Summer Fellows Program, develop leadership skills through Sanger Leadership Center immersions and communities, compete 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.

Core Requirements: Get Set 

Ross will enroll BBAs into their required Fall 2015 BBA core prior to March 25. 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 this core.
Q. Which core courses will Ross enroll me into for Fall 2015?
A. Ross will enroll Rising Junior BBA students into the following 10.5 credits of core courses:
  • BCOM 350: Professional Communication Strategies (1.5 credits)
  • BL 300: Business Law and Ethics (3.0 credits)
  • MO 300: Behavioral Theory in Management (3.0 credits)
  • TO 313: Operations Management (3.0 credits)

Core Course Swaps: Information Coming Soon!

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 ensure you are on track for graduation. Dual Degree students will need to schedule a "BBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment with their advisor.

General Registration: Go!

After Ross enrolls you in your 10.5 credits of core with your section, you will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to register for the remainder of your Fall 2015 schedule. 
Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students between April 6 through April 21. 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 March 25.
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 March 25, 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 2015.

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 Walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. in W3700) for quick advising questions or urgent issues.

Special Fall Registration Winter Garden Hours:

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 (rossacadservices@umich.edu). You may also stop by the third floor of Wyly Hall (Suite 3700) Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 11 a.m. and 1:30 - 3 p.m., for assistance with these types of issues.