Registration Information for Spring, Summer and Fall 2012: Evening MBAs
NEW! Evening Academic Advising Hours are available: schedule a 'Graduate Student Degree Audit' appointment to find available evening hours on 3/29 and 4/3. Be sure to watch the location of your appointment carefully. And, as always, Academic Advisors are happy to 'meet' with students via phone as well, so feel free to schedule a time during regular business hours, and then let us know how to reach you at the scheduled time.
Q. How do I find out what courses are being
offered and when?
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 and filtered for Ross classes with sections numbered 450-479 to view those classes available for Evening MBA students.
Q: How many credits can I plan to take each term?
A: Evening MBA students can register for 7.5 credits each in Fall and Winter full terms, and 4.5 credits each in Spring and Summer half terms. You may request an increase up to 9 credits in Fall or Winter full terms and up to 7 credits in Spring or Summer half terms according to the following guidelines:
- It may NOT be your first term in the program;
- You must be in good academic standing, for which we expect at least 80% of your credit hours at PS level or higher;
- Winter 2012 Admits who request a credit limit increase for Spring, Summer or Fall will not be approved until ALL their Winter 2012 grades are received.
- The additional hours (above 7.5 in Fall/Winter or above 4.5 in Spring or Summer half terms) may NOT be added before specified dates. We do this to allow some time after registration opens for all students to have an equal opportunity to register.
Q. I want to request an increase; how do I do so and when will it be
applied to my registration?
A. To request an increase, simply email email@example.com from your "firstname.lastname@example.org" email account and let us know your name, student ID#, the # of credits you would like to be approved to take, and the term. You can request multiple increases (Spring, Summer and Fall) in the same email. Increases will be applied by Academic Services according to the following timeline:
- Wednesday, April 4: Spring/Summer credit increase date for Pre-Winter 2012 Admits.
- Wednesday, April 25: Spring/Summer credit increase date for students admitted in Winter 2012. Increase is pending receipt and review of all Winter 2012 term grades.
Fall 2012 Credit Limit Increases:
- Wednesday, April 4: Fall credit increase date for students with 35 CTP or more as of the end of the Winter 2012 term.
- Friday, August 10: Fall credit increase date for students with less than 35 CTP as of the end of the Winter 2012 term.
Q: What are my core requirements?
A: Review the core curriculum for Evening 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 Student Degree Audit appointment with an Academic Advisor. Advisors are happy to talk with Evening MBAs via phone - simply schedule the time online and then email our office to let us know how to reach you at that time. 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. Review the Core Course Waiver information (updated each spring) for details. Waiver exams are typically offered in the summer (July/August for the Communication Waiver, and late August for OMS 501 and FIN 551).
Q. Do I need to use backpack
before registration opens?
A. It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting March 21, 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. 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 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. It's after March 21, but I still can't see my appointment time;
A. If you are not taking any classes in Winter 2012, you will not automatically be assigned a registration appointment time. Instead, you will need to email the University Registrarís office on or after March 21 (email@example.com) and request that they assign you a time. Be sure to include your UM ID# and your program (EVE MBA).
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 until the drop/add deadlines for that term.
Q. I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
A. For quick questions relating to registration, you should contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by during our walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 9:30-11 am and 2-3 pm) if you are on campus during the day. If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an in-person or phone appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling Appointments website. You can also visit us during our scheduled daily advising walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 1-3 PM in E2420) for quick questions.