To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2021, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!
- Registration Planning: Get Ready
- Core Requirements: Get Set
- General Registration: Go!
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
- Registration Planning: Get Ready
General registration for Winter coursework opens Monday, November 16-18 at 8:00 a.m. and the University schedule of classes for these terms is currently available. Please be sure to review the schedule and the information below regarding registration.
Q. What core courses will I be taking in Winter 2021?
A. In Winter 2021, MM students take BL 557 (1.5 cr) and TO 558 (2.25 cr) in Winter A and ACC 558 (2.25 cr) and STRATEGY 558 (1.5 cr) in Winter B (see Core Requirements). Core must be taken in the assigned term, and therefore cannot be dropped.
Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
A. To receive the MM degree, students must complete 30.75 credits: 24.75 credits of core courses and 6.0 credits of approved electives. MM students took 8.25 credits of core in Summer 2020, 9.0 credits of core in Fall 2020, and 7.50 credits of core in Winter 2021 (see Core Requirements). Typically, students will take 3.0 credits of electives in the Fall term and 3.0 credits of electives in the Winter term. Students can take more than 3.0 credits of electives each term.
Q. What electives or other classes can I take?
A. In the Fall and Winter terms, you may choose a course from the approved electives list (please note: courses on the approved electives list may not be offered in every term, or may be subject to change). Please keep in mind that electives cannot conflict with your core course schedule and that Ross students are not permitted to take Ross classes on a Pass/Fail basis (unless the course is mandatory Pass/Fail).
Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. You can currently view the full University schedule of classes on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar - this site has a helpful CSV file version that can be downloaded and filtered to identify Ross classes. For general overviews of business courses being offered each term, browse the Ross course descriptions.
Q. What classroom resources are needed?
A. Textbook and other course requirements are typically available on each course's Canvas page or on Wolverine Access.
Q. What are my core requirements?
A. Be sure to review the core curriculum for MM students to make sure you understand the degree requirements for the MM program.
Q. How can I keep track of which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
A. Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access to see a live degree audit of your record, or schedule a MM Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an academic advisor.
Q. How do I register for my courses?
You will automatically be block enrolled into your 7.5 credits of core courses in the Winter term. To register for elective courses, students will use the University's general registration process on Wolverine Access. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.
Q. When is my registration appointment time?
A. You can register for Winter 2021 elective coursework beginning in mid-November.
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature in Wolverine Access before registration opens?
A. It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Backpacking is available on Wolverine Access and 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. Do I have to register exactly at my appointment time, and when does my registration close?
A. You do not need to register for your elective coursework 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 Winter 2021.
Q: How can I learn how to use Wolverine Access to drop/add classes?
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 log in under Student Business, click on Student Center and search the help menu for detailed step by step instructions and tips.
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 contact the Ross Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, you may reach out to the Graduate Academic Advising team at RossGradAcadAdvising@umich.edu. You may also schedule an appointment with any academic advisor through our Academic Advising appointment system. During the regular Fall and Winter terms, academic advisors are available during academic advising drop-in hours (Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 PM) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.