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Preferred Admit BBAs, class of 2018: Registration Information for Winter 2015

As you prepare for registration, we expect you will schedule a BBA Freshman Advising appointment with your Ross Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Winter 2015, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements. Also, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open in late November for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2015 will be available starting October 15. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens. 

Q. What Academic Requirements do I need to complete to retain my Sophomore BBA Admission?
A. Once you receive preferred admission, you must meet the following requirements during your Freshman year at U-M:

1. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.300 or higher by the end of Winter 2015 term.

  •  GPAs are not rounded up from 3.299. 

2. Earn at least 27 credits at U-M, each with a grade of C or better, during Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 terms combined. 

  • Preferred Admission students are expected to take classes on a graded basis (unless the class has a mandatory credit/no credit or mandatory pass/fail basis) to meet the 27 credit requirement.
  • AP, IB, A-level, and transfer credits do not count toward the 27 required credits. 
  • Courses in the Officer Education Program do not count toward the 27 required credits unless they are cross-listed in another U-M department. 
  • Courses in the School of Kinesiology do not count toward the 27 required credits unless listed as an exception in item 3 under "Non-LSA Course Work" on LSA's Newnan Academic Advising Center website. 
  • Students who receive only 2 credits in Math 105 after taking Math 103 are considered to have earned 4 credits in Math 105 for the purpose of meeting our admission requirements.

3. Complete the following course requirements at U-M, each with a grade of C or better, by the end of Winter 2015:

  • First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR) as approved through the LSA Sweetland Writing Center
    • ENGR 100 does NOT fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement.
    • AP/IB/A-Level credit will not fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement.
  • Any course in Calculus I, II, or III
    • AP credit for Calculus I or II (Math 120 or 121) will substitute. 
    • IB or A-level credit for UM Calculus I, II, or III will substitute.
  • ECON 101 - Principles of Economics I
    • IB or A-level credit for ECON 101 will substitute.  AP credit will not. 
Q. Should I take any business courses in Winter 2015?
A. Preferred Admit students are expected to complete BCOM 250: Introduction to Business Communication (1.5 credits) during the Winter term of their freshman year. You will need to select an open seat in one of the following sections of  BCOM 250 when your registration appointment opens: 
  • BCOM 250.003 (Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)  
  • BCOM 250.007 (Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
  • BCOM 250.009 (Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
  • BCOM 250.010 (Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Q. What other courses should I take for Winter 2015?
A. In addition to completing BCOM 250 and the three courses required to retain admission to Ross, you can work on completing distribution requirements and coursework in the school in which you are currently enrolled. You are encouraged to schedule a BBA Freshman Advising appointment with your Ross Academic Advisor for assistance in planning your complete Winter 2015 schedule. Don’t forget that you must have at least a 3.300 cumulative GPA by the end of Winter 2015, so keep some balance in your schedule and don’t overdo it. 

Academic Advising on Campus:

  • Ross School of Business, Office of Undergraduate Programs, Wyly Hall, W3700
  • College of LSA: Newnan Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angel Hall
  • College of Engineering: Advising Center, 230 Chrysler Center, room 2121
  • Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design: Smucker Wagstaff Academic Programs Center, 2038 A&A Building
  • School of Kinesiology: Student Services, 1128 Observatory Lodge

Backpack and Registration: Get Set, Go!

You will register for your Winter 2015 courses on Wolverine Access using the University’s general registration process. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are completing the appropriate requirements to be eligible for the BBA program (see above).

Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students starting November 24. 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 12.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
We recommend using it, but it is not required. Beginning November 12, 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?
Some classes will fill quickly, 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 2015.

Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know

It is each student's responsibility to review the course registration rules and policies carefully. Preferred Admit students should also be aware of the course registration rules and policies in their home school.

Q. I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
A. Ross Preferred Admit students are encouraged to schedule a BBA Freshman Advising appointment with their Ross Academic Advisor. You may also stop by during Academic Advising Walk-in hours, Monday-Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. in W3700 for quick questions or urgent concerns.

Special Preferred Admit Walk In Hours:

Ross Academic Advisors will be holding Walk In hours on Sunday, November 16, immediately following the PA seminar.

Winter Registration Help Table:  Meet with an Academic Advisor on duty in the Winter Garden between on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, Nov. 13, 4 - 5 p.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Monday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.