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International BBA Exchange Students: Registration Information for Fall 2020

As you prepare for the upcoming registration process, please feel free to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Fall 2020.  If you have not done so already, please take some time to sign in to iMpact, where Ross houses important resources for academics and registration.  Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions:

Q. How do I register for classes?
Q. What classes should I take?
Q. What do I do if a course I want to take has a prerequisite?
Q. Why do I need to pay attention to the section number of a class?
Q. What is a half-term class?
Q. What is the minimum credit amount I must take in a semester?
Q. I still have questions.  Who can I contact?


Q. How do I register for classes?

A. Students use Wolverine Access to make any adjustments to their schedules (such as adding or dropping classes).  You can make changes to your schedule through mid-September, but it is very important that you register or add yourself to the waitlist as soon as possible to secure a seat in your preferred classes.

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Q. What classes should I take?

A. As incoming BBA students, you will be registering for courses with catalog numbers of 400 and below (e.g., MKT 313, FIN 412).  There are many resources available to help you select classes:

  • Ross online course descriptions: Brief description of classes.
  • Wolverine Access: Go to the "UM Course Catalog" to view which classes are being offered and at what time.  You can also use the class search feature in your Student Center (under Student Business) to see when the class meets and who teaches the class.  Please use these guides on how to use Wolverine Access for class registration.
  • Ross Kresge Library Syllabi Archive: Previous syllabi for Ross classes.
  • Registrar's Office Course Catalog: For all classes offered at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.  Use this to find courses offered by other units as well as real time enrollment information for Ross classes.  Please note that if you have questions about registering for courses in other units, it is best to contact those units directly.
  • Helpful Registration Tools: My Planner (organizational tool) and Schedule Builder (generates hypothetical class schedules) are both tools to help students plan their coursework.  See the Registration page of the University Registrar's Office for more information.
  • Additional Resources: If you encounter difficulties with registration, we would encourage you to consult the following help guides:

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Q. What do I do if a course I want to take has a prerequisite?

A. Be sure to read course prerequisite information CAREFULLY, and reach out to the instructor if you are unsure of whether or not you meet the requirements for the course. The system will not allow you to enroll directly or add to a waitlist if the course has enforced ("Course") prerequisites - it will not recognize any prior coursework taken outside of the University of Michigan. The instructor will need to review your prior coursework and determine whether you have the necessary background to do well in his/her course.  We will need email confirmation of approval from the instructor, and we will need to issue you a permission to enroll before you will be able to officially register for such a class.  If there is no space in the course when we process the permission, we will add you to a supplemental tracking sheet that we maintain to hold your place on the waitlist because we cannot add students to the waitlist in Wolverine Access.

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Q. Why do I need to pay attention to the section number of a class?

A. As a full-time exchange student, you are eligible to register directly for most Ross courses with section numbers in the 001-009 range (e.g., for ACC 300.009, the section number is "009"). Course sections with numbers outside of this range (e.g., ACC 300.311) are currently reserved for other student populations.  Be sure that you are attempting to register for the class with the 001-009 section number.

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Q. What is a half-term class?

A. Some Ross classes meet on half-term schedules (first 7-weeks or second 7-weeks of the semester) and others meet throughout the full term (14 weeks).  We refer to first 7-week classes as "Fall A" classes and second 7-week classes as "Fall B" classes.

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Q. What is the minimum credit amount I must take in a semester?

A. 12.0 credits is the minimum that you are required to register for in the Fall semester (September-December), but you are eligible to register for a maximum of 18.0. We typically advise our students to average 15.0 credits per term, with approximately 9.0 credits maximum in each half-term. If you go slightly over 9.0 in a half-term, that's okay, but we want you to be aware of this recommendation to make sure you don't overdo it!

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Q. I still have questions.  Who can I contact?

A. The Ross Registrar's Office (rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu) is available to assist students with course registration issues and questions.  You will meet one of the BBA academic advisors at your International Exchange Orientation in August, but you can also reach out to BBA academic advisors now (rossexchangeacademicadvising@umich.edu) for assistance with academic planning and any other questions you may have.

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