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Registration Information for Winter 2016: MAccs, class of 2016


To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2016, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Course Bidding: What, When, & How

Course Bidding is a system for point allocation to determine course registration for the MAcc program.

Q: When is it?
A: November 12 at 10 a.m. – November 17 at 10 a.m
. Do NOT wait until the last minute - students should place their bids well before the deadline on November 12 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 end of bidding (by November 17 at 8 a.m.).  Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will not be able to participate in course bidding.


Q: How does it work?
Learn about course bidding using the links below, and/or attend 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 (ex. 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:

  • Courses included in bidding will be available soon

Core Requirements: What To Build Your Schedule Around

Academic Services will pre-load incoming MAcc students into some of the Winter 2016 core before your 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 load me into?
Academic Services will load MAccs into the following core courses in Winter 2016:

  • ACC 565 (Section 001 or 002, as assigned in Fall 2015)
  • ACC 625 (Section 001 or 002, as assigned in Fall 2015)
  • ACC 630 (Section 001 or 002, as assigned in Fall 2015)
  • ACC 695.001

Q. Are there other core that I need to register for?

Q. Are there specific electives I'm required to take?
 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 do waive any of the core courses. View the core curriculum for MAcc students for the complete list of core and required electives.

Q. Do I need to bid for these electives?
 Yes, with the exception of ACC 711. You will register for these two courses AFTER course bidding, during the General Registration process.

  • ACC 711: Financial Statement Analysis I (2.25 credits) - sections 010 and 020

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
MAcc students should plan to take an average of 15 credits total in each of the Fall and Winter terms, so students should plan to bid/register for approximately 6.0 credits of electives in Winter 2016. You MUST have a total of 30 graduate credits completed by the end of Winter 2016!

General Registration: What Happens After Bidding

All MAccs will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to pick up their remaining core and electives and to add/modify class selections.

Q: What happens after course bidding?
After the course bidding process, it will take Academic Services a few days (see Bidding Timetable for details) to load the results into Wolverine Access, at which point you will be able to see the classes you were awarded and waitlisted. You can then drop/add classes on Wolverine Access after your general registration appointment time starts (November  23-25). If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is also the method you will use to add those classes.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature?
 Backpacking is available starting November 16.  All MAccs will need to backpack ACC 625 and may want to backpack additional core or electives using Wolverine Access. 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 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 November 23-25. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting November 16.

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 throughout the summer until the drop/add deadlines.

Q. How do I find out what non-Ross courses are being offered?
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 (this site has a helpful .CSV file version that can be downloaded/sorted for specific units, days, times, etc.).

Important Rules and Policies: All the stuff you need to know

It is each student's responsibility to review the rules and policies carefully. Please read the course registration rules and policies.

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 drop-in hours (Monday – Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 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 advisor during Academic Advising Drop-in hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. in W3700) for quick advising questions.