Registration Information for Winter 2024: MAccs, Class of 2024

To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2024, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Course Bidding: What, When, & How

Course Bidding is a system for point allocation to determine course registration for the MAcc program.

Q: When is it?

A: November 2 at 12PM – November 6 at 12PM. Do NOT wait until the last minute – students should place their bids well before the deadline on November 6 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: What steps do I need to take before bidding?

A: Students must clear all financial holds before the end of bidding (by November 6 at 10AM).  Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will not be able to participate in course bidding.

Q: How does it work?

A: Learn about course bidding using the links below:

Q: What classes can I bid on?

A: MAcc students will use the bidding process to bid for Ross electives only. DO NOT bid for electives that conflict with your MAcc core (see core information below). Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may be reserved for other student types (ex. incoming MBA1 students, Part-Time MBA students, etc.), and others may require permission of instructor. Non-Ross courses will not be available in course bidding – students register for those via the General Registration process. View a spreadsheet of the specific courses that will be included in bidding here when bidding opens.

Core Requirements: What To Build Your Schedule Around

Ross Registrar’s Office will pre-load MAcc students into some of the Winter 2024 core before your bid results are awarded. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that you bid for courses that fit around these core.

Q: What core courses will I be taking in Winter 2024?

A: Ross Registrar’s Office will load MAccs into the following core courses in Winter 2024:

  • ACC 565
  • ACC 630
  • ACC 625

Q. Are there specific electives I’m required to take?

A. Yes. MAcc students need to take at least one course from a list of specific electives if they do not waive any of the core courses, or two courses from the list if they do waive any of the core courses. View the core curriculum for MAcc students for the complete list of core and required electives.

Q. Do I need to bid for these electives?

A. Yes, with the exception of ACC 713. You will register for this course AFTER course bidding during the General Registration process.

  • ACC 713: Financial Statement Analysis II (2.25 credits)

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?

A. MAcc students should plan to take an average of 15 credits total in each of the fall and winter terms, so students should plan to bid/register for approximately 11.25 credits of electives in Winter 2024. You MUST have a total of 30 graduate credits completed by the end of Winter 2024 in order to graduate!

Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?

A. Starting October 16 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.). For general overviews of business courses being offered each term, browse the Ross course descriptions.

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 an MAcc Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an academic advisor.

General Registration: What Happens After Bidding

All MAccs will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to pick up their remaining core and electives and to add/modify class selections.

Q: What happens after course bidding?

A: After the course bidding process, it will take Ross Registrar’s Office a few days (see Bidding Timetable for details) to load 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 (November 13-15). If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is also the method you will use to add those classes.

Q. How do I register for my courses?

You will automatically be block enrolled into your 6.0 credits of core courses in the Winter term, as well as any courses you were awarded through bidding. To register for additional 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. Do I need to use the backpack feature in Wolverine Access before registration opens?

A. At some point, yes! Backpacking is available starting November 6.  You will want to backpack additional electives using Wolverine Access. 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 section at that time.

Q: When is my registration appointment time?

A: The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between November 13-15. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting November 6.

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 when your appointment time opens. Once your appointment time opens, you can continue to make changes until the drop/add deadlines for Winter 2024.

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. 

Important Rules and Policies: All the stuff you need to know

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. If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Advising System. You can also visit us during virtual academic advising drop-in hours (Monday 1-2 and Wednesday 11-12 ) for quick questions.

For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, permissions, standard letter requests, etc., please contact our main office at