As you prepare for registration, we expect you will schedule an appointment with your Ross Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Fall 2017. Be sure to review all of the information below carefully and keep an eye out for e-mail announcements!
Read on about the following steps/info:
- PA Requirements for Admission to the BBA: On Your Mark
- Registration Planning: Get Ready
- Backpack and Registration: Get Set, Go!
- Next Steps: Summer
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.300 or higher by the end of Winter 2017 term.
- GPAs are not rounded up from 3.299.
- Earn at least 27 credits at U-M, each with a grade of C or better, during Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 terms combined.
- Preferred Admit students are expected to take classes on a graded basis (unless the class has a mandatory Credit/No Credit 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 sake of meeting our admission requirements.
- May course trips (e.g., STRAT 320, etc.) offered through Ross Global Initiatives will not count towards the 27 credit admission requirement.
- Complete the following course requirements at U-M, each with a grade of C or better, by the end of Winter 2017:
- 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 does 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 does NOT substitute.
- ACC 300: Financial Accounting (3.0 credits)
- Register for the SAME section # as your TO 301 section election (if not already completed).
- BA 200: Businesses & Leaders: The Positive Differences (3.0 credits)
- Register for any open discussion section.
- Be sure to keep Mondays and Fridays from 1-2:30 p.m. free for lectures and workshops.
- TO 301: Business Analytics and Statistics (4.0 credits)
- Register for the SAME section # as your ACC 300 section election.
Note: Make sure you're registering under your current home school (e.g.,"Undergraduate LS&A"), NOT "Undergraduate Business Admin."
You will register for your Fall 2017 courses on Wolverine Access using the University’s general registration process. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are currently completing the appropriate requirements to be eligible for the BBA program and are registering for the Fall BBA core (see above).
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
A. It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Beginning March 22, you can start to 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 does not have room available when your registration time opens, you may have to waitlist yourself, and/or select an alternate open class at that time.
Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students beginning on 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 March 22.
Q. Do I have to register exactly at my appointment time, and when does my registration close?
A. 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 2017.
- Academic Advising Walk-In Hours, Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 4 p.m. in Kresge Hall, Suite K3521.
Special Fall Registration Winter Garden Hours:
- Fall Registration Help Table: Wednesday, March 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Winter Garden.
- Extra Drop-In Hours: Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, all in K3521.
A. No, the Ross Registrar's Office will process ALL classes that meet our transfer credit requirements but will cap the total credits toward program (CTP) count at 45. This means that as long as the courses are accepted by the Ross Registrar's Office, we will use all classes on your record that fulfill requirements such as distribution.
- UM - Ann Arbor coursework: Incoming BBA students can take courses at UM - Ann Arbor during the Spring and Summer terms; simply register for them on Wolverine Access during the general registration period in April.
- Non-UM coursework: Incoming BBA students can also take non-business coursework outside of UM - Ann Arbor at an accredited community college or 4-year institution in Spring or Summer 2017, but need to be aware of the specific rules/policies for transfer credits. Students should submit a Transfer Credit: Preliminary Evaluation form to the Ross Registrar's Office for pre-approval and have an official transcript sent directly to the Ross Registrar's Office upon completion of the transfer coursework.
- Transfer credit evaluation: Ross generally follows LSA guidelines for which courses/schools will transfer to U-M, with the exception that they cannot be Business courses. (ECON 102, while required for our curriculum, is an LSA course, so it may be taken outside of UM - Ann Arbor) You should review the university's course equivalency database BEFORE REGISTERING to ensure that the courses you are considering taking outside of U-M are accepted by U-M, and will transfer as an exact U-M ECON 102 equivalent (not 102X or Departmental Credit). Note: Macroeconomics courses completed online are not transferable to the Ross School of Business or the University of Michigan.
- Office of Undergraduate Admissions Course Equivalency website: http://www.ugadmiss.umich.edu/TCE/Public/CT_TCESearch.aspx - simply filter this to the state/school you are considering and then the course(s) that you are planning to take.
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 visit Academic Advising Walk-in hours, Monday-Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. in K3521 for quick questions or urgent concerns.