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Rising Junior BBAs, class of 2019: Registration Information for Fall 2017

As you prepare for registration, we expect you will schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Fall 2017, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements. Be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Registration Planning: Get Ready
Core Requirements:  Get Set General Registration:  Go!
Core Course Swap Info
Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know

Note: Beginning in Winter 2017, students are no longer required to find a swap partner in order to swap core classes. Read the swap section below for information on the new swap process.

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open on March 30 for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Fall 2017 will be available starting March 1st. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens. 
Q. When should I take Econ 102?
A. Junior BBAs who have not yet completed ECON 102 must complete it by the end of Winter 2018 at the latest. The timing of this course will vary from student to student, so you are encouraged to consult with your Academic Advisor as you plan. Please note: Students are eligible to transfer approved ECON 102 credit from another institution.  Check with your academic advisor and be sure to submit the transfer credit pre-evaluation transfer form prior to enrolling in any spring/summer classes, to ensure the course is conforming to all transfer credit polices. Online courses are not permitted.
Q. How do I find out which courses are being offered and when?
A. Starting March 1st, you can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar. Also refer to the LSA Course Guide if you are looking for courses to fulfill distribution.
Q. I want to have a "concentration." Which business electives do I need to take?
A. Remember that Ross does not have official concentrations or majors. As a BBA, you are required to take a minimum of 58 credits of Ross coursework (including business electives and the required core, floating core, and Capstone) and have the flexibility to select the electives that will best fit your interests and goals.
Q. How can I learn more about elective options?
A. The Elective Options page is a valuable resource for learning more about courses you are considering, and includes links to course descriptions, syllabi archives, information published by the academic departments, and course evaluations. 
Q.  What other academic opportunities can I explore?
Ross BBA students may study abroad through Ross Global Initiatives and CGIS, participate in the Carson Scholars Washington Campus Program, become involved in research through the Center for Positive Organizations Summer Fellows Program, develop leadership skills through Sanger Leadership Center immersions and communities, compete in case competitions, and become involved in clubs and organizations. You can watch Ross BBA seniors discuss their experiences with minors, dual degrees, study abroad, Carson Scholars, institutes, and electives on our Exploring BBA Opportunities Panel. 
More information on how different study abroad opportunities may affect your registration can be found here.

Core Requirements: Get Set 

The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll BBAs into their required Fall BBA core prior to the end of March. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate requirements (e.g., ECON 102, distribution, floating core, business electives, etc.) outside of the BBA core.
Q. Which core courses will the Ross Registrar's Office enroll me into for the fall term?
A. The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll Rising Junior BBA students into the following 10.5 credits of core courses:
  • BCOM 350: Professional Communication Strategies (1.5 credits)
  • BL 300: Business Law and Ethics (3 credits)
  • MO 300: Behavioral Theory in Management (3 credits)
  • TO 313: Operations Management (3 credits)
Q. How do I know which degree requirements I have or haven't completed?
A. Review the core curriculum. You can track your progress using the Degree Requirements Checklist and access a degree audit of your record under Academic Requirements in your Student Center on Wolverine Access. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor periodically to discuss your academic plan and ensure you are on track for graduation. Dual Degree students will need to schedule a "BBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment with their advisor.


General Registration: Go! 

After the Ross Registrar's Office enrolls you in your 10.5 credits fo core with your section, you will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to register for the remainder of your fall schedule. 
Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students beginning on Thursday, March 30. 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 Wednesday, March 22.
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
A. We recommend using it, but it is not required. Beginning Wednesday, March 22, 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?
A. 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 2017.


Note: Beginning in Winter 2017, students are no longer required to find a swap partner in order to swap core classes. Read below for information on the new swap process.

Q. Which courses and sections of my core courses am I eligible to swap?
A. The fall semester of junior year integrates four core courses in which a significant portion of each course will rely and build upon the other subjects and may include joint events and shared projects. To fully maximize the learning experience in these integrated courses, students are strongly encouraged to remain in their assigned sections. However, we recognize that some students may need to swap sections in order to accommodate dual degrees and minors. Note that course sections are linked and cannot be separated. Students requesting a course swap for BL 300, MO 300, or TO 313 must swap all 4 courses. If a student only wants to swap BCOM 350, they should try to swap into a section that corresponds to their other core course sections. See the diagram below for more information on section days and times. 
Q. I need to swap a course. What do I do next?
A. Students who would like to swap a course will need to complete and submit the Core Course Swap Request Form. This form will ask you to indicate which sections of a course will work in your schedule. You will not be required to find a partner. We will match requests one to one on a first-come, first-served basis, conditional on availability of a match. The more sections you indicate as working in your schedule, the more likely your swap will be completed. You may update (and even cancel) your response if you change your mind. The most recent submission of the form will be the one we use, we will delete prior requests on the assumption that they are outdated. 

Note: Completion of the swap request form does not guarantee that you will be able to swap. 

NOTE: By completing the swap request form, you are committing to making the associated changes to your schedule. If you wish to return to your original section, you will have to perform an additional swap.

Q. How long will it take to complete the swap? How long do I have to submit the form?
A. This depends on the number of swap requests received, as well as whether or not there are eligible swap partners in the pool. We will begin processing swaps on March 31st and will continue to do so at least once weekly throughout the summer. Updates to the form and new responses will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1st, 2017.
Q. I swapped without a partner in the past. Do I still need to fill out the form?
A. Yes. The Ross Registrar's Office will attempt to accommodate documented Athletic, Health, or Religious conflicts. Students who require schedule changes to accommodate athletic, medical, or religious obligations should complete the swap request form and submit official documentation to the Ross Registrar's Office as soon as possible in order to increase the likelihood that the Ross Registrar's Office will be able to accommodate the conflict. Letters should be submitted directly to the Ross Registrar's Office (rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu) from authorized medical personnel, religious leaders or organizations, or official coaches if your status as an official student-athlete requires such accommodation.
Q. My core conflicts with a course required for my dual degree or minor. Should I fill out the swap form?

A. Yes. Using the swap request form will be the best way for you to arrive at your preferred schedule. If you cannot find a swap through the form, please update your Academic Advisor near the start of the semester if:

  • the specific course is required for your dual degree program or minor (please note: elective courses that may be one of several possible options typically do not meet this criteria);
  • the specific course must be taken this term in order to stay on schedule to graduate on time; and
  • there are no alternative sections available.

If you meet the criteria, see your Academic Advisor for information on how to proceed.

Junior Swap Request Form


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. If you have questions regarding academic planning or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Academic Advising Walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. in K3521) for quick advising questions or urgent issues.
For assistance with forms and letter requests, permissions, registration troubleshooting, and other processes, please contact the Ross Registrar's Office by phone (734-647-4933) or email (rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu). You may also stop by the third floor of Kresge Hall (Suite K3521) MWF: 1:30-2:30 p.m., or TTh: 10-11 a.m., for assistance with these types of issues.