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Registration Information for Fall 2016: Incoming MAccs, Class of 2017

Welcome! Ross Academic Services works closely with the MAcc Program Director and the University Registrar’s Office to facilitate registration for your Fall 2016 term. Academic Services provides slightly different processes for core course registration for students matriculated prior to 4/1 (enrolled by Academic Services) and after 4/1 (issued permissions by Academic Services, but enroll themselves). For important details on the complete registration process, all MAcc students should carefully review the information below. Students should also familiarize themselves with the MAcc curriculum.

  • Core Requirements
  • General Registration
  • Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know

Core Requirements

Q. What courses are required in the Fall term?
A. 
Most MAcc students will be enrolled in core classes by Academic Services, but students who matriculate later in the admission cycle may be issued permissions and need to register themselves for the following core courses (8.25 credits total):

  • ACC 555: Corporate Financial Reporting (2.25 credits)
  • ACC 561: Federal Taxation (3.0 credits)
  • ACC 601: Accounting Information System Design (1.5 credits)
  • ACC 630: Auditing and Assurance (1.5 credits)

Students are assigned to a specific section of core classes, Section 001 or 002.

Q. Are there specific electives I'm required to take?
A. Yes. MAcc students need to take at least one course from a list of specific electives if they do not waive any of the core courses, or two courses from the list if they waive any of the core courses. Review the core curriculum for MAcc students for the complete list of core and required electives.

Q. How can I keep track of which requirements I have or haven’t completed?

A. Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access to see a live degree audit of your record, review the core curriculum to make sure you understand the degree requirements for the MAcc program, utilize the MAcc Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.

General Registration
All MAccs will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to add their electives and add/modify class selections. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
A. 
MAcc students will take 8.25 credits of core in Fall 2016, and 9.0 credits of core in Winter 2017. You should plan to take an average of 15 credits total in each of the Fall and Winter terms, so plan to register for approximately 6.75 credits of electives in Fall 2016.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
A. 
MAccs will need to backpack any electives they’re interested in using Wolverine Access. 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 (check the Wait List Okay box in your backpack), and/or select an alternate open section at that time.

Q. When is my appointment time?
A.
MAccs should expect to have an appointment time at 8:00 am on Friday, April 1. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting March 23.

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 2016.

Q. How do I find out what non-Ross courses are being offered?
A. 
Starting March 1, you can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar, which has a helpful .CSV file version that can be downloaded and sorted for specific units, days, times, etc.

Q. What else can I do using Wolverine Access?
A. 
Wolverine Access is the University website that maintains course registration, student records, address updates, and more. Using your uniqname and password, you can drop or add classes, check your registration or grades, update your address, and request transcripts. If you have questions about how to use or perform certain functions in Wolverine Access, you can review the Help Menu for detailed step by step instructions and tips.

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. 
For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, Permissions, Standard Letter Requests, etc., please stop by W3700 during drop-in hours (Monday - Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. & 1:30-3 p.m.), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or rossacadservices@umich.edu.

If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Academic Advising drop-in hours (Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00-2:00 p.m. in W3700) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.