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Registration Information for Fall 2014: Incoming MAccs, Class of 2015

Welcome! Ross Academic Services works closely with the MAcc Program Director and the University Registrar’s Office to facilitate registration for your Fall 2014 term. Many of our incoming MAcc students already have U of M uniqnames and Kerberos passwords, while others acquire their uniqnames and passwords later in the admissions cycle. Because of this difference in timing, Academic Services provides slightly different processes for core and elective course registration for these two groups of students. However, we ensure that every MAcc student is able to register for the classes necessary for their degree. For important details on the complete registration process, all MAcc students should carefully review the information below. Students should also familiarize themselves with the MAcc curriculum.

*If you create a uniqname during bidding (March 19-25), Academic Services will try to add you to the system as soon as possible. In order to be eligible for this option, you must create a uniqname and email Academic Services prior to March 25 at 8 am. Please note that bidding ends on March 25 at 10 am for all students.

Students with U of M uniqnames and Kerberos passwords BEFORE March 19, 2014:

Course Bidding: What, When, & How

Course Bidding is a system for point allocation, to determine course registration for the MAcc program. Students who have a uniqname and Kerberos password by March 19 will be eligible to participate in the course bidding process.

Q. When is it?
March 19 at 10 a.m. - March 25 at 10 a.m. Do NOT wait until the last minute! Students should place their bids well before the 10 a.m. deadline on March 25 to ensure that they are able to access the system and enter their bids successfully. Bids cannot be processed after the system has closed.

Q. What steps do I need to take before bidding?
Students must clear all financial holds before the beginning of bidding (March 19 at 10 a.m.).  Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will not be able to participate in course bidding

Q. How does bidding work?
Learn about course bidding using the links below and by attending a Course Bidding Workshop:

Q. What classes can I bid on?
MAcc students will use the bidding process to bid for Ross electives only. DO NOT bid for electives that conflict with your MAcc core (see core information below). Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may be reserved for other student types (e.g., incoming MBA1 students, Part-Time MBA students, etc.), and others may require permission of instructor. Non-Ross courses will not be available in course bidding - students register for those via the General Registration process. View a spreadsheet of the specific courses that will be included in bidding here:

Q. What happens after course bidding?
After the course bidding process, Academic Services will load all of the results into Wolverine Access (see Bidding Timetable for details), at which point you will be able to see the classes you were awarded and waitlisted.  It can take us some time to sort through the results, so don’t worry if you don’t see all of your classes right away. You can then drop/add classes directly on Wolverine Access after your general registration appointment time starts (between April 2-4). If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is the method you will use to add those classes.

Core Requirements: What to Build Your Schedule Around

Academic Services will pre-load incoming MAcc students into some of the Fall 2014 core before bid results are awarded. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that you bid for courses that fit around these core.

Q. What core will Academic Services enroll me in for Fall 2014?
Academic Services enroll MAccs into the following core courses (8.25 total):

  • ACC 555 Corporate Financial Reporting (2.25 credits)
  • ACC 561 Federal Taxation (3.0 credits)
  • ACC 601 Accounting Information System Design (1.5 credits)
  • ACC 630  Auditing and Assurance (1.5 credits)

Q. Are there other core that I need to register for myself?
Yes. MAcc students will need to register for ACC 565 AFTER course bidding during the General Registration process. DO NOT BID ON ACC 565!

  • ACC 565 Financial Instruments (2.25 credits) - register for one of the following Fall B sections ONLY:
    • 010
    • 020

Q. Are there specific electives I'm required to take?
A. Yes. MAcc students need to take at least one course from a list of specific electives if they do not waive any of the core courses, or two courses from the list if they waive any of the core courses. Review the core curriculum for MAcc students for the complete list of core and required electives.

Q. How can I keep track of which 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 the MAcc Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.


Students with U of M uniqnames and Kerberos passwords AFTER March 19, 2014:

Core Requirements: Don't forget to register for these!

You will use the General Registration process outlined below to register for your required Fall 2014 core. It is your responsibility to ensure that you register for the appropriate courses.

Q. What core do I need to register for?
MAccs with uniqnames activated after March 19 will need to register themselves for the following core courses (10.5 credits total):

  • ACC 561.001: Federal Taxation (3.0 credits)
  • ACC 555: Corporate Financial Reporting (2.25 credits)
  • ACC 565: Financial Instruments (2.25 credits) - register for one of the following Fall B sections:
    • 010
    • 020
  • ACC 601.001: Accounting Information System Design (1.5 credits)
  • ACC 630.001: Auditing and Assurance (1.5 credits)

Q. Are there specific electives I'm required to take?
A. Yes. MAcc students need to take at least one course from a list of specific electives if they do not waive any of the core courses, or two courses from the list if they waive any of the core courses. Review the core curriculum for MAcc students for the complete list of core and required electives.

Q. How can I keep track of which requirements I have or haven’t completed?

A. Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access to see a live degree audit of your record, review the core curriculum to make sure you understand the degree requirements for the MAcc program, utilize the MAcc Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.

General Registration: All Incoming MAcc Students

All MAccs will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to add their remaining core and electives and add/modify class selections. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
MAcc students will take 10.5 credits of core in Fall 2014, and 6.75 of core in Winter 2014. You should plan to take an average of 15 credits total in each of the Fall and Winter terms, so plan to bid/register for approximately 4.5 credits of electives in Fall 2014.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
All MAccs will need to backpack ACC 564 and ACC 565, and may need to backpack additional core or electives using Wolverine Access. 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 section at that time.

Q. When is my appointment time?
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. As new students, MAccs should expect to have an appointment time later in the day on April 4. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting March 26.

Q. Do I have to register exactly at my appointment time, and when does my registration close?
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 Fall 2014.

Q. How do I find out what non-Ross courses are being offered?
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 sorted for specific units, days, times, etc.

Q. What else can I do using Wolverine Access?
Wolverine Access is the University website that maintains course registration, student records, address updates, and more.  Using your uniqname and password, you can drop or add classes, check your registration or grades, update your address, and request transcripts.  If you have questions about how to use or perform certain functions in Wolverine Access,  you can search the Help Menu for detailed step by step instructions and tips.

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?
For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, Permissions, Standard Letter Requests, etc., please stop by W3700 during walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 11am, 1:30pm - 3pm), 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. After September 3, you can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Academic Advising Walk-in hours (in W3700, hours TBD) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.