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Registration Information for Fall 2014: Continuing Evening MBAs

Registration Information for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014: Continuing Evening MBAs

To learn more about the process for course registration, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Course Registration: Get Ready

General registration will open April 2-4, and the University catalog and schedule of classes for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 will be available starting March 3. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens.

Q. Which courses should I plan to take earlier in the program?
A. 
Most students focus on completing their core requirements earlier in the Evening MBA program and shift toward taking more electives later. ACC 501 and TO 501 are prerequisites for other core courses and certain electives, so we recommend completing them early in your student career. BE 501, MO 501, and MKT 501 are also commonly completed early in the program, and some students have found it helpful to balance their schedule with a mix of quantitative and non-quantitative courses (e.g., pair ACC 501 with MO 501). Ultimately, as an Evening MBA student you have the flexibility to take the classes that best fit your schedule and meet your interests and goals each term. If you do choose to explore electives early in your student career, be sure to review prerequisite information carefully to ensure you meet the requirements for the course.

Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A.
  Starting March 3, you can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar , which has a helpful .CSV file version that can be downloaded and filtered for Ross classes with sections numbered 450-479 to view those classes available for Evening MBA students.

Q. How do I register for off-site courses that take place in May and August? 
A. Students register for off-site courses (e.g., BE 688, LHC 688) as part of their Spring, Summer, or Fall schedule, and these courses will require instructor consent to enroll. Keep in mind that credit limits apply (A & B combined); therefore, if you are planning on participating in BE 688 or LHC 688, be sure to leave room in your schedule.

Q. How many credits can I plan to take each term?
A. 
Evening MBA students can register for a maximum of 7.5 credits in each Fall and Winter full term, and 4.5 credits in each Spring and Summer half term. You may request an increase up to 9 credits in Fall or Winter full terms and up to 7 credits in Spring or Summer half terms according to the following guidelines:

  •  It may NOT be your first term in the program;
  •  You must be in good academic standing, for which we expect:
    • Students admitted prior to Spring/Summer 2012 term:  at least 80% of your credit hours at PS level or higher
    • Students admitted Spring/Summer 2012 term or later: a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  •  Winter 2014 Admits who request a credit limit increase for Spring/Summer 2014 will not be approved until ALL their Winter 2014 grades are posted.
  •  The additional hours (above 7.5 in Fall or Winter full terms or above 4.5 in Spring or Summer half terms) may NOT be added before specified dates. We do this to allow some time after registration opens for all students to have an equal opportunity to register.

Q. How do I request a credit limit increase, and when will it be applied to my registration?
A. To request an increase, simply email rossacadservices@umich.edu from your "uniqname@umich.edu" email account and let us know your name, student ID#, the # of credits you would like to be approved to take, and the term.  You can request multiple increases (Spring, Summer and Fall) in the same email.  Increases will be applied by Academic Services according to the following timeline (Note that these dates are approximate):

Spring and Summer 2014 Credit Limit Increases:

  • Dates Coming Soon

Fall 2014 Credit Limit Increases:

  • Dates Coming Soon

Core Requirements: Get Set

Make sure that you are aware of your remaining requirements and register for them in advance of when you plan to graduate. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses and requirements. If you have not fulfilled all of your core requirements, you will not graduate.

Q. What are my core requirements?
A. 
Review the core curriculum for Evening MBA students.

Q. How do I know which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
A. 
View a live degree audit of your record under Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access, review the core curriculum, track your progress using a Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor. Dual Degree students will need to schedule an "MBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment to review their requirements. Advisors are happy to meet with Evening MBAs in person or via phone or Skype - simply schedule an appointment using the online system and then email to let us know how to reach you at that time.

Q. Can I still waive core?
A.
 Yes. Review the Core Course Waiver information (updated each spring) for details. Waiver exams are typically offered in the summer (July/August for the Communication Waiver, and late August for TO 501 and FIN 551).

General Registration: Go!

 You will register for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014 courses on Wolverine Access using the University's general registration process.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access?
A. 
It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting March 26, you can begin to 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. 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 does not have room available when your registration time opens, you may have to waitlist yourself, and/or select an alternate open class.

Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. 
The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between April 2-4. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting March 26.

Q. It's after March 26, but I still can't see my appointment time; what's up?
A.
 If you are not taking any classes in Winter 2014, you will not automatically be assigned a registration appointment time. Instead, you will need to email the University Registrar’s office on or after March 26 (ro.registration.questions@umich.edu) to request that they assign you a time. Be sure to include your UM ID# and your program (EVE MBA).

Q. Do I have to register exactly at my appointment time, and when does my registration close?
A. 
You do not need to register exactly at your appointment time, but 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 that term.

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. 
For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, Permissions, Standard Letter Requests, etc., please stop by K3340 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or rossacadservices@umich.edu.

If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Academic Advising Walk-in hours (Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Wednesday-Thursday 2-4 p.m. in E2540) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.