The Course Guide has opened up and is available for browsing. When it comes to backpacking courses, CIC has a few tips and tricks to make sure you’re ready to get the most out of your registration:
- Browse the Course Guide. You can really get a thorough look at all of the classes available next semester by either browsing through the standard search option or looking for specifics through the advanced search option. You can search by professor, requirement, credits, subject and more. Hint: to search by class times, try the advanced class search option on WolverineAccess.
- Take note of the 5-digit codes listed with the classes that interest you. Having these handy when filling your backpack helps speed up the process.
- Focus on what you want, but count on back-ups too! Your unique registration date will be available on Wolverine Access, and we recommend that if yours seems late, prepare some solid second choices.
- Don’t forget your requirements, but be open to classes outside of your concentration as well. For example, courses listed as University Courses (UC) are often contemporary and topical, focusing on unique subjects that may only be offered once. Don’t pass by an opportunity you may not see again!
- "Take classes that you think are interesting, not your parents or your family or friends. YOU." "I chose classes that interested me and it opened doors. I met new people and learned things about myself that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise... for example, I love research." - LSA Student
Another important thing to keep in mind is you can add or drop a class once a semester starts. Students should take advantage of the first three weeks of a semester, which allows us to attend different lectures and choose the right class. Instead of looking at other student’s reviews on ratemyprofessor.com, take the effort to walk into a lecture and experience it yourself, it can be completely different. The right lecture will not only fulfill your requirements but also fulfills your interests. You can also check out the University's new Academic Reporting Tools website, which provides students with data from the university’s student ratings system about courses they are considering enrollment in.
The Drop/Add deadline is divided into three periods. In the first period(week 1-3), all of the classes can be added/dropped directly on Wolverine Access. As for the second period(week 4-9), you will need a Late Drop Form signed by the instructor and advisor as well as receiving a grade of “W” on the transcript. In the last period(after the 9th week) drops are accepted “only if non-academic extenuating circumstances occurring after the Period II deadline prevent the student from finishing the class.” For more information please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website.
CIC hopes you have fun backpacking, and wishes you the best of luck when registering. Registration for undergraduates starts Nov. 27th and for graduate students on Nov. 20th. Go Blue!
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