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Junior BBAs, class of 2017: Registration Information for Winter 2016

As you prepare for registration, we expect you will schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Winter 2016, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements. Be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

For more information on Winter electives, including insight from your fellow Ross students on classes and opportunities, come to the Winter Registration Panel, November 23rd, 6-7:30 PM in Robertson Auditorium!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open in late November for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2016 will be available starting October 19. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens. 
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 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. Please note: the transfer credit policy for this course has recently been updated, so that students are now eligible to transfer approved ECON 102 credit from another institution during spring/summer 2015.  Check with your academic advisor and be sure to submit the transfer credit pre-evaluation transfer 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. Starting October 19, 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.
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.
Q. I want to study or work outside of Ross during my Junior winter semester. What do I need to do?
A. All BBA students are required to enroll for at least 12 credit hours during Fall and Winter semesters while they are in the program. If you are studying abroad through a Ross global exchange program or another program through the University of Michigan (LSA/CGIS, etc), you will be enrolled through the university and considered in residence. If you are pursuing alternate learning opportunities through a non-U of M provider, you will need to petition the Ross Undergraduate Academic Standards Committee for approval of a Leave of Absence. More information can be found here. Students considering this option will need to speak with an academic advisor before submitting a petition.
Q. How will different winter opportunities affect my degree plan?
A. That will depend on what options you end up pursuing. You should speak with your academic advisor to go over the potential ramifications of various opportunities on your individual degree plan. Regardless of where you study during your junior winter semester, you are responsible for making sure that you are on track to complete all of your degree requirements in an appropriate timeline.

Core Requirements: Get Set 

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 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! 

Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students between November 30 through December 14. 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 November 16.
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 November 16, 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 Winter 2016.

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:

  • Winter Registration Help Table11/18 from 11 AM-2 PM, 11/24 from 11 AM-12 PM, 12/1 from 11 AM-2 PM, 12/3 from 1 PM-3 PM, 12/7 from 3 PM-5 PM, 12/10 from 2 PM-4 PM, and 12/7 from 1 PM-3 PM, all in the Winter Garden.
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.