General registration will begin on Thursday, March 29 for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Fall 2018 are available now. Before registration opens, please be sure to review the schedule and the information below carefully.
Q. What Fall business core courses will I take as a Sophomore BBA?
A. Sophomore BBAs will be required to take the following three core courses in their Fall semester:
ACC 300: Financial Accounting (3.0 credits)
BA 200: Businesses and Leaders: The Positive Differences (3.0 credits)
TO 301: Business Analytics and Statistics (4.0 credits)
If Ross is currently your home school: the Ross Registrar's Office will enroll you automatically into these BBA core courses.
If your home school is currently outside of Ross: the Ross Registrar's Office will likely issue you permissions to register for these BBA core courses.
Q. Can I add business electives or floating core to my Fall 2018 schedule?
No, floating core and business electives will not be available to BBA sophomores until Winter 2019. As you build a balanced schedule, you may also consider completing distribution (be sure to use the LSA Course Guide
to verify which classes meet the main distribution areas – FL, NS/MSA, SS, and HU) and/or other degree requirements (e.g., Econ 102).
Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core courses for the Fall semester?
A. Sophomore BBA students will take 10 credits of core (ACC 300, BA 200, and TO 301) during the Fall semester. You will want to take an additional course or two in order to complete the recommended average of 12-15 credits per semester. Please keep in mind that the Sophomore Fall in the BBA program is an adjustment, so don't overdo it.
Q. When can I begin making changes to my Fall schedule?
You will be able to add and make adjustments to non-Ross courses as soon as your registration window opens. In order to adjust a core course you will need to follow the policies regarding course swapping
. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students between Thursday, March 29 and Wednesday, April 11. 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 21
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 21, 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. I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
If you have questions regarding course selection 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 Drop-in hours (Monday-Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. in Kresge Hall, Suite K3521) for quick advising questions or urgent issues. Advisors will also hold additional drop-in hours in the Winter Garden for assistance with registration:
Additional Winter Registration Drop-In Hours
Wednesday, March 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Winter Garden
Friday, March 30 from 12-2 p.m. in the Winter Garden
Thursday, April 5 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Winter Garden
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 (email@example.com
). You may also stop by the third floor of Kresge Hall (Suite K3521) on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. or Tuesday & Thursday from 10-11 a.m. for assistance with these types of issues. The Ross Registrar's Office does not hold drop-in hours during the summer months but students are encouraged to schedule an appointment if needed at that time.
Degree Requirements, Core Courses, and Planning
Q. How many credits should I plan to take each semester as a BBA student?
A. You should register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. Going below 12 credits makes you a part-time student, which affects degree progress, financial aid, and international students' immigration status and is not permitted for BBA students, with some exceptions for students in their final year. It is recommended that most BBAs average 12-15 credits per semester. If you are uncertain how many credit hours you must maintain each semester to reach the required amount for graduation please consult with your Ross Academic Advisor.
Q. When should I take Econ 102?
A. Econ 102 must be completed by the beginning of your Junior Fall semester. Students are encouraged to complete this course earlier rather than later, though the timing of this course will vary from student to student. It is best to consult with your Ross Academic Advisor to determine when it is best for you to complete this. Please remember that you must take Econ 102 on a graded basis if completed at UM-Ann Arbor.
Q. What do I do if I want to do a "concentration" or "emphasis?"
Ross offers a general Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers. You will have the flexibility to select electives
within that major that align with your interests and goals. Students should meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss options as they plan ahead. We recommend that Sophomores focus on their required core classes as well as completing distribution and ECON 102 first.
Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
Q. What other academic opportunities can I explore as a sophomore?
A. There are many opportunities that can be explored during sophomore year. These include:
Q. Who is responsible for ensuring I complete all of my requirements?
Each student is responsible for registering for and completing all of their appropriate requirements. The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll students into their core courses each term based on section, but all other enrollment responsibilities (ECON 102, distribution, electives, etc.) fall on the individual student. A helpful tool in planning your semester-by-semester coursework is the Personal Development Plan (PDP). You can download a blank PDP template by clicking here
. Additionally, Academic Advisors will be hosting the following workshops to help rising sophomores develop and personalize their individual course plans:
Friday, March 30 from 1:30-3 p.m. in R1240
Thursday, April 5 from 4-5:30 p.m. in R1240
Monday, April 9 from 4-5:30 p.m. in R1210
Seating in these workshops is limited, so please RSVP here
If at any time you have a concern regarding your schedule or fulfillment of requirements, be sure to contact your Ross Academic Advisor.
Q. What are my core requirements?
You can review the core curriculum
for BBA students on the curriculum page.
Q. How do I know which degree requirements I have or haven't completed?
Q. What is IDO and when should I complete this?
IDO is a milestone requirement that students must fulfill in order to graduate. Students will complete the "I" (Identity) milestone in Sophomore year, the "D" (Diversity) milestone in Junior year, and the "O" (Organizations) milestone in Senior year. More information on the IDO requirement can be found here
. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Q. What is course swapping?
A. Course swapping is the method Ross students use to resolve BBA core course conflicts. It is very important that students reflect on the decision to alter their assigned core schedule since it may impact their section cohort experience and transition to Ross core. Generally, students choose to keep their assigned schedule of courses, swapping sections only if there is a significant need to do so.
Q. What core classes am I eligible to swap?
A. Students may request to swap any core courses, but please note that the course sections of ACC 300 and TO 301 are linked by section number. If students wish to swap either ACC 300 or TO 301, they must swap both courses.
Q. What do I do if my core class is the same time as another course I need to take?
A. Students may complete the swap request form. To submit a swap request is to commit to swap and, once a swap has been processed and permissions to enroll in the new section have been entered into Wolverine Access, the commitment to swap is complete and the student must switch sections. Since the student's original seat is given to another student during the swap processing, any student wanting back into his/her original section after swaps have been processed will need to submit another swap request. Please note that, although swap requests are processed regularly, there is no guarantee that a swap request will be processed, and students are encouraged to have a back-up plan in place in consultation with their Academic Advisor.
Links to the course swap request forms will be posted on this page when they become available on Thursday, March 29.
Students who have conflicts with a core class due to a documented disability, intercollegiate athletic obligation, official University or religious obligation, or a required course for a dual degree, are asked to submit a course swap request form and provide a letter from the SSD office or his/her coach, advisor, or religious leader/organization via e-mail to the Ross Registrar's Office
so that they can review and process the necessary schedule adjustments where possible.