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Registration Information for Fall 2014: MCSM Class of 2014

To learn more about the process for course registration for Fall 2014, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open in early April, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Fall 2014 will be available starting March 3. 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?
MSCM students will take 8.25 credits of core in Fall 2014. Since a minimum of 30 credits total are required to graduate in December, you should plan to register for approximately 6.75 credits of electives in Fall 2014 to reach an average of 15 credits per semester.

Q. What do I need to know about choosing electives?
A minimum 6.0 credits of either approved Business and/or approved Engineering electives are required during your time in the program. These 6.00 credits are in addition to any elective credits taken specifically to replace waived core. Review the core curriculum for more information about selecting approved electives.

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/sorted for specific units, days, times, etc. Use these resources to start to plan which Ross and/or Engineering electives you wish to add in addition to your Fall core (see information on your core requirements below).

Core Requirements: Get Set

Ross Academic Services will load MSCM students into the required Fall 2014 core, with the exception of required Ross and/or Engineering electives. 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 by December 2014, you will not graduate.

Q. What are my core requirements?
Review the core curriculum for MSCM students.

Q. What core will Academic Services register me in for Fall 2014?
Academic Services will register MSCM students in the following 8.25 credits of core courses:

  • TO 620: Supply Chain Management (3.0 credits)
  • TO 623: IT for Logistics and SCM (1.5 credits)
  • TO 624: Strategic Sourcing (2.25 credits)
  • TO 735: Special Topics in SCM (1.5 credits)

Q. How do I know which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
View a live degree audit of your record under Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access, review the core curriculum, track your progress using the MSCM Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.


General Registration: Go!

MSCM students will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to add their remaining electives. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access?
It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting March 26, you can begin to add any additional classes you are interested in taking 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?
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. 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. 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. Once the Fall term has begun, 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.