Academic advisors are available to provide information about program requirements, University policies and procedures, and campus resources.

We have temporarily converted all campus-based courses and student services to an online format.

Please click to contact us for assistance during this period.

Scheduled Appointments

Advising appointments can be made Monday - Friday between 9:00 and 4:30. Students needing 5:00 or 5:30, can schedule a meeting on Thursdays. Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes and must be rescheduled if arrival time is 15 minutes beyond the scheduled start time. 

Reasons to schedule an appointment are: 

  • Required advising
    • Pre-business 
    • BBA audit
    • Academic probation 
  • Extension forms for international students
  • Long term course planning
  • College of Business orientations
Walk-in Advising

During walk-in advising, students are able to meet with an advisor on a first come, first serve basis.

Current Walk-in Schedule: Wednesdays, 9:00 - 4:45

Appointments are limited to 15 minutes and are intended for quick questions. Reasons to come to walk-in advising are:

  • Registration questions
  • Referral to campus resources
  • Clarification of policy, procedure or deadline
  • Financial Aid Appeal Form (SAP) 


Be sure to set up and check your umich email account regularly so you will not miss important information regarding registration, required advising, and academic or disciplinary decisions. All e-mail communication is done through your "@umich" email account.

Composing Messages
E-mails should be composed in a professional manner. When contacting an advisor, faculty, or any University employee, make sure to include your name and student ID number. Utilize correct form, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

If you are contacting more than one advisor about the same situation, use the copy (cc) function in the address bar. Do not send the same message to multiple people individually.

Electronic Transcripts
If you have taken courses at another school and are utilizing an electronic transcript service to have them delivered to this office, order them to be sent to



General Registration

Information is available through the Office of the Registrar. You can find information, such as:

  • Registration Timetable
  • Procedures and deadlines to add/drop/withdraw
  • Class schedules and descriptions. 
Priority Registration: March 23-25, 2020

Who:  College of Business students who do not have a registration hold.

What: Registration for business courses before regular University registration opens, allowing COB students first access to the business courses required for their degree.

Where: Online through UM-Dearborn Connect

When: 8:00 am - 11:45 pm each day
           October for the winter semester and March for the summer and fall semesters. 

Why: Students who take advantage of priority registration are better able to progress through their program and graduate as planned. 


Priority Registration Timetable for Summer and Fall 2020
Monday, March 23             BBA Seniors (85+ completed credits)           All three days
Tuesday, March 24            All BBA Students                                          This day and the next
Wednesday, March 25       Prebusiness Students                                  This day only               


Priority Registration Instructions

  • Identify your first day of eligibility.
  • Register on-line through UM-Dearborn Connect.
  • You may change your schedule as many times as you wish during the priority registration time frame.
  •  Once the priority registration period is over, you may adjust your business courses and register for non-business courses during the campus-wide registration period. You can find your first day of eligibility on the registration timetable.

Closed Courses

  • If a course is full, you are advised to place yourself on the waitlist so that we are able to track students’ needs. 
  • If space becomes available and the COB registers you for the class, you will be contacted via your UM-Dearborn email.


Registration Holds

There are instances when students have a hold on their registration. Any student who has a registration hold must speak with an advisor to have a hold removed prior to registering for an upcoming semester. Students having holds are notified of this by email from the Student Services Office.

Required Advising
Most prebusiness students are required to meet with an academic advisor twice a year in order to review their progression toward BBA admission. 

  • August 1 begins the advising period for winter registration.
  • January 1 begins the advising period for summer and fall registration.

Graduation Plans
BBA students who are approaching senior standing are required to complete a Graduation Plan. This is a term-by-term course plan which identifies the program requirements still needed for completion of the BBA and the best course of action to complete them.

Students whose cumulative, COB, or concentration GPA has dropped below 2.0 are placed on probation. These students are required to speak with an advisor concerning probationary status and sign a probation contract.

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