International BBA Exchange Students: Registration Information for Fall 2022

As you prepare for the upcoming registration process, please feel free to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Fall 2022.  If you have not done so already, please take some time to sign in to iMpact, where Ross houses important resources for academics and registration.  Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions:

Q. How do I register for classes?
Q. What classes should I take?
Q. What do I do if a course I want to take has a prerequisite?
Q. Why do I need to pay attention to the section number of a class?
Q. What is a half-term class?
Q. What is the minimum credit amount I must take in a semester?
Q. I still have questions.  Who can I contact?


Q. How do I register for classes?

A. Students use Wolverine Access to make any adjustments to their schedules (such as adding or dropping classes).  You can make changes to your schedule through mid-September, but it is very important that you register or add yourself to the waitlist as soon as possible to secure a seat in your preferred classes.

Q. What classes should I take?

A. As incoming BBA students, you will be registering for courses with catalog numbers of 400 and below (e.g., MKT 313, FIN 412).  There are many resources available to help you select classes:

  • Ross online course descriptions: Brief description of classes.
  • Wolverine Access: Go to the “UM Course Catalog” to view which classes are being offered and at what time.  You can also use the class search feature in your Student Center (under Student Business) to see when the class meets and who teaches the class.  Please use these guides on how to use Wolverine Access for class registration.
  • Ross Kresge Library Syllabi Archive: Previous syllabi for Ross classes.
  • Registrar’s Office Course Catalog: For all classes offered at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.  Use this to find courses offered by other units as well as real time enrollment information for Ross classes.  Please note that if you have questions about registering for courses in other units, it is best to contact those units directly.
  • Helpful Registration Tools: My Planner (organizational tool) and Atlas/Schedule Builder (shows detailed information on classes and generates hypothetical class schedules) are both tools to help students plan their coursework.  See the Registration page of the University Registrar’s Office for more information.
  • Additional Resources: If you encounter difficulties with registration, we would encourage you to consult the following help guides:

Q. What do I do if a course I want to take has a prerequisite?

A. Be sure to read all course prerequisite information CAREFULLY.  The system will allow you to register for courses where the course prerequisite indicates a requirement of BBA Soph/Jr/Sr standing, but the system will not allow you to register for courses that have required class(es) for prerequisites.

For example, you will be eligible to register for a class with a prerequisite listed like this: “Enforced Pre-Requisite: BBA Sophomore or Junior or Senior or Ross Minor or MM” but you will not be eligible to register for a course with a prerequisite listed like this: “Enforced Pre-Requisite: FIN 300 or 302.”  If you want to take a course with a specific class prerequisite, you will need to submit a permission e-form.

When submitting the form, you will need to provide support documentation (transcripts from other institutions, syllabi, etc.) if you do not meet the listed prerequisite or corequisite requirements.  Do NOT complete the form if you are currently on the waitlist for a course.  The Ross Registrar’s Office will admit waitlist students to courses if/when space becomes available in the order of the waitlist.  Do NOT contact the faculty member for approval.  The Ross Registrar’s Office will work directly with the faculty member for approval.  You will receive a copy of your permission request via email from “U-M TeamDynamix <teamdynamix@umich.edu.” Please refer to the confirmation email to change or cancel your request.

Following the instructor’s and Ross Registrar Office’s review, you will receive an email letting you know if your request was approved or denied. If approved, you must take action to register for the course before the permission expires.  See How to Add & Drop Classes for instructions.

NOTE: If you are waitlisted for a different section of the same course, you will need to drop yourself from the waitlist before you can complete your registration. Do not drop yourself from the waitlist until you have received verification via email that the permission has been entered and ensuring that the permission is active.

Q. Why do I need to pay attention to the section number of a class?

A. As a full-time exchange student, you are eligible to register directly for most Ross courses with section numbers in the 001-009 range (e.g., for ACC 300.009, the section number is “009”). Course sections with numbers outside of this range (e.g., ACC 300.311) are currently reserved for other student populations.  Be sure that you are attempting to register for the class with the 001-009 section number.

Q. What is a half-term class?

A. Some Ross classes meet on half-term schedules (first 7-weeks or second 7-weeks of the semester) and others meet throughout the full term (14 weeks).  We refer to first 7-week classes as “Fall A” classes and second 7-week classes as “Fall B” classes.

Q. What is the minimum credit amount I must take in a semester?

A. 12.0 credits is the minimum that you are required to register for in the Fall semester (September-December), but you are eligible to register for a maximum of 18.0. We typically advise our students to average 15.0 credits per term, with approximately 9.0 credits maximum in each half-term. If you go slightly over 9.0 in a half-term, that’s okay, but we want you to be aware of this recommendation to make sure you don’t overdo it!

Q. I still have questions.  Who can I contact?

A. The Ross Registrar’s Office (rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu) is available to assist students with course registration issues and questions.  You will meet one of the BBA academic advisors at your International Exchange Orientation, but you can also reach out to BBA academic advisors now (rossexchangeacademicadvising@umich.edu) for assistance with academic planning and any other questions you may have.