Registration Information for Fall 2012: Rising MBA2s, 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 7 at 10 am - March 15 at 10 am (Do NOT wait until the last minute - students should place their bids well before the 10 am deadline on March 15 to ensure that they are able to access the system and enter their bids successfully. Bids cannot be processed after the system has closed. Those students traveling for MAP during this period should be especially careful to place bids EARLY. Web access from remote locations cannot be guaranteed and bids cannot be processed after the system has closed.)
Q: What steps do I need to take before bidding?
A: Students must clear all financial holds by the end of bidding (Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 AM). Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will lose their bidding selections.
Q: How does it work?
A: Learn about course bidding on the below web-pages, and/or attend one of our Course Bidding FAQ Workshop:
- Course Bidding Information:
- Course Bidding FAQ Workshops (Students may attend either
- Wednesday, March 7: 4:00 pm Ė 5:00 pm in R0210
- Monday, March 12: 4:00 pm Ė 5:00 pm in R0210
Q: What classes can I bid on?
A: Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may be reserved for other student types (e.g., incoming MBA1 students, Part-Time MBA students), and others may require permission of instructor. Non-Ross 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 MBA2/MAcc Course Bidding
Donít be a Winter B scrambler 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: After MAP, what other core requirements are there?
A: Review the Second Year core curriculum for Full-Time MBA students.
Q: How do I know which core requirements I have or havenít completed?
A: Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access to see a live degree audit of your record, or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit appointment with an Academic Advisor. Dual Degree students will need to schedule an "MBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment with an advisor to review their requirements.
Q: Can I still waive core?
A: Yes. The Communication Waiver exam is offered each summer (July/August) and students can still submit a waiver for the Law/Ethics requirement. Review the Core Course Waiver information for details.
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 are awarded through our course bidding process. If you are not awarded a class you wish to take, or if you are interested in registering for classes not available in bidding (e.g. non-Ross 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 (this site has a helpful .CSV file version that can be downloaded/sorted for specific units, days, times, etc...).
Q: When is my appointment time?
A: The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between March 28 - 30. 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
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 until the drop/add deadlines in the Fall.
It is each student's responsibility to review the rules and policies carefully.
Q: I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
A: For quick questions relating to registration, students can stop by during our walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 9:30-11 am and 2-3 pm), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an in-person, phone, or Skype appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling system. You can also visit us during our scheduled daily walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 1-3 PM in E2420) for quick questions.