Registration Information for Fall 2012: Rising Senior BBAs, class of 2013
Course Bidding is a system for point allocation (much like interview bidding), to determine course registration for the final year of the BBA and Full-Time MBA programs, and for the MAcc program.
Q: When is it?
A: March 21 at 10am - March 27 at 10 am (Do NOT wait until the last minute - students should place their bids well before the 10 am deadline on March 27 to ensure that they are able to access the system and enter their bids successfully. Bids cannot be processed after the system has closed.
Q: How does it work?
A: Learn about course bidding on the below web-pages, and/or attend a Course Bidding Workshop:
- Course Bidding Information:
- Course Bidding Workshop: (no registration
- Wednesday, March 21, 4:15-5:45 p.m. in R0210
- We will cover the course bidding process and have a student panel to answer questions regarding the selection of business electives
Q: What steps do I need to take before bidding?
A: Students must clear all financial holds by Tuesday, March 27th at 10 a.m. Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will lose their bidding selections.
Q: What classes can I bid on?
A: Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may be permission of instructor, or have other specific requirements. Non-Ross (LSA, Kines, etc...) courses will not be available in course bidding - you will register for those via the General Registration process. View a spreadsheet of the specific courses that will be included in bidding here:
- Fall 2012 Classes included in BBA Course Bidding
Donít get caught with a missing requirement halfway through your last term Ė make sure that you are aware of your remaining requirements and bid/register for them in advance. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses. If you have not fulfilled your requirements by the end of Winter 2013, you will not graduate.
Q. Don't I have to take STRATEGY 390 in Fall 2012?
A. Yes - you will be pre-enrolled by Academic Services into STRATEGY 390 (3.0 credits) for Fall 2012. This course will appear on your schedule in Wolverine Access BEFORE Course Bidding. You MAY bid for elective courses that conflict with your assigned core, but should be aware of the requirements for resolving course conflicts. If you are unable to change a conflicting core, you may be required to drop the elective course you bid for at a later date. Note: Core courses must be taken in the assigned term. Students cannot drop required core courses.
Q: Other than STRATEGY 390, what other core requirements are there?
A: Be sure to review the core curriculum for BBA students.
Q: How do I know which core requirements I have or havenít completed?
A: Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access at any time to see a live degree audit of your record, or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor. Dual Degree students will need to schedule a "BBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment with an advisor to review their requirements.
Most students will want to make some schedule adjustments after our course bidding process. You will do this on Wolverine Access using the University's general registration process.
Q: What happens after course bidding?
A: After the course bidding process, it can take Academic Services a week or more (see Bidding Timetable for details) to load all of the results into Wolverine Access, at which point you will be able to see the classes you were awarded and waitlisted. You can then drop/add classes on Wolverine Access after your general registration appointment time starts. If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is the method you will use to pick up those classes.
Q. Do I need to use backpack?
A. Maybe. You do not need to backpack the courses you selected through our course bidding process. If you were not awarded a class you wish to take, or if you are interested in registering for classes not available in bidding (e.g. LSA classes) then you will want to backpack those classes using Wolverine Access.
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. The LSA Course Guide is another great resource if you are looking for courses to fulfill distribution; look for the Fall 2012 LSA course guide to be available in mid-March.
Q: When is my appointment time?
A: The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students starting April 2. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting March 21.
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 soon after your appointment time opens. Once your appointment time opens, you can continue to make changes throughout the summer until the drop/add deadlines in the Fall.
Q. My core class is the same time as the one elective I really want to take. What do I do?
A. Students who wish to change core sections to accommodate an elective class will need to identify a classmate in another section of the core who is willing to "swap" sections with them.
To assist in identifying classmates willing to swap, a CTools site is available to provide students with a discussion forum. Students will be able to join this site starting Wednesday, March 28. You will need to do the following in order to complete a swap:
- Go to CTools and find a partner
- Both swap partners fill out the survey (BBA Senior Swap Survey)
NOTE: By completing the survey, both of you are committing to making those changes to your schedules. We recommend that you arrange a swap only when you are sure you have a seat in the elective class of your choice. This is why we are not opening the site until AFTER course bidding has ended - so you will know whether or not you have a seat in the class.
Q. How do I join the CTools site?
A. To join the CTools site (starting March 28), students will log in to https://CTools.umich.edu. Under "My Worksite", click on "Membership", then "Joinable Sites", and search for "BBA Core Conflicts". Click to "Join" the site. Use the "Discussion" forum to search for other students looking to swap sections.
Q. Is it OK for me to "sweeten the deal" to try to find a swap partner
for my 8:30 am section?
A. No. It is inappropriate to do either of the following:
- Use iMpact or other University of Michigan systems to email large groups of students with a swap request
- Offer money, property, or services as compensation for a core course swap.
Taking either of these actions is considered a violation of the Ross Community Values and appropriate action will be taken. (For more information on the Ross Community Values, go to: http://www.bus.umich.edu/Academics/Resources/communityvalues.htm.)
Q. OK - I found a classmate willing to swap with me. Now what?
A. Once you have identified a swap partner, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER must complete the survey, that will include the following information:
- Your name, ID #, & UMICH email address
- Class/section you are currently in
- Full name of your swap partner
- Specific class/section you would like to swap into
Q. How long do I have to find a swap partner?
A. You have ALL summer, so we encourage you to be patient with the process. If you don't find a partner initially, hang in there; many students will make changes to their schedules before they return in August, and may find that they need to swap at that time. The survey site will close at 3 pm on Friday, August 31. We will not accept swap requests after the surveys have closed.
Q. My core conflicts with my athletic practice, or a required course
for my dual degree. Do I need to find a swap partner?
A. No. Academic Services will make schedule accommodations for documented Academic, Athletic, Health or Religious Conflicts. Students who require schedule changes to accommodate dual degree/minor, athletic, medical or religious obligations should submit documentation from authorized medical personnel, religious leader or organization, official coaches if your status as an official student athlete requires such accommodation, or an Academic Advisor indicating that a particular course is required in a certain term in order to complete a student's dual degree or minor. Letters should be submitted to Academic Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will make the necessary schedule changes.
It is each student's responsibility to review the rules and policies carefully. Please read the course registration rules and policies.
Q. I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
A. For questions relating to the course swap process or general registration, please contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or email@example.com. If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please contact your academic advisor or schedule an in-person or phone appointment with your advisor through our Academic Counseling System website. You can also visit us during our scheduled daily walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 1-3 PM in E2420) for quick questions.