It's time to prepare for Winter 2024 advising and registration!
Welcome! This page includes everything you will need to know for registering for upcoming semesters.
1. Review Helpful Resources
See the many resources on the CECS Office of Advising and Academic Success website that can help you in selecting courses- including the sample Pathway Plans!
Review course offerings (the Winter 2024 schedule of classes will be posted online in early October.)
2. Plan Ahead
Know the courses you wish to enroll in for the next two semesters. Planning ahead for several semesters can prevent costly delays in graduating!
Review when it is your day and time to register by viewing the Registration Timetable (the Winter 2024 timetable will be posted in early October).
Note: that your registration time is based on how many completed credits you have, not including credits in progress.
3. Check your My UM-Dearborn Student Portal to see if you have an advising hold
If you have a hold, you must either schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, or email them your planned course schedule.
Please be sure to check your account for holds, and schedule an appointment or contact your advisor early, to avoid delays in registration. Advisor schedules fill up very quickly during peak registration times
Tips for success:
- Try planning out the rest of your degree! Advisors are happy to review a graduation plan if you send it to them.
- Use the sample Pathway Plans for guidance when creating a graduation plan.
- Everyone comes from a different educational background. Your graduation plan will look different than your friends!
- Please note that we expect you to do your research- you are responsible for the information on the website and adhering to UM-Dearborn and CECS academic standards, policies and procedures.
Being a full-time student is a full-time (40 hours a week) job! While you might be present in class for just 12 hours per week, the amount of time you will need to spend outside of class studying, working on group projects, and utilizing the extra support services to be successful in your program, we recommend a max of 15-20 hours of outside work.
If you are waitlisted, it means the course is full and you are on the list if a seat opens up. The wait list does not guarantee you a spot in the course, but it allows you to wait in line for the course, should spots become available. Before getting on the wait list for a course, check to see if there are any other sections available. If you do get on the wait list, enrollment services will automatically roll students into the course (in the order in which they are on the list) and they will email you to let you know. We always recommend that you come up with an alternate schedule in case spots don't open up.
Please note: Students who are on the waitlist for a course will have viewer access to Canvas. This allows you to see the syllabus and assignments, but does not allow you to submit assignments or engage in the course. Viewer access to Canvas does not mean that you are registered for the course, so you should continue to review your registration during the add/drop period. If you are not added to the course from the waitlist, you will no longer have viewer access to Canvas after the add/drop period is over.
The University website is a good place to start whenever you have questions. Important academic policies, registration deadlines, academic calendar, and more can be found on the website (and it's your responsibility to look up this information). If you still have questions after doing some research on your own, you can email your assigned advisor or the appropriate campus department. Contact information is usually listed towards the bottom of a department or office's webpage. You can find detailed info about registration, financial aid, and learning resources.