Steps to a Successful Registration
Students can view their eligibility to register, earned hours, academic status and any holds that will prevent registration via the Registration Menu by selecting Prepare for Registration. More information about the Registration menu is below.
Meet with an advisor as needed or if required by the college. Academic advising is available through the student’s college or graduate department office. See the Academic Advising page.
Continuing students who are eligible to register via the Web can determine their registration date based on credits earned as listed in the Registration Timetable. New students will receive written information regarding their registration appointment time.
All students who have been enrolled for at least one term within the last year, new graduate students, and readmitted students who do not have financial obligations, holds or other registration restrictions are eligible to register online. New transfer and new freshman students will register during New Student Orientation. Find out about online registration under Registration Menu below. Register now.
The Registration Menu provides five options:
Students can view their eligibility to register, earned hours, academic status and any holds that will prevent registration.
A dropdown will be displayed to select a registration term.
Information regarding whether a student is eligible to register and if a student has holds that will prevent registration will be listed in the main area. Permit Overrides that a student received and the students Earned Hours are displayed on the bottom. Primary Curriculum is listed on the right.
A dropdown will be displayed to select a term. Previous term schedules are available.
Enter a subject and course number information. Subjects can be found by subject code (ACC) or description (Accounting). If description is used, it is possible to receive multiple subjects in the search results. For example, searching History will return Art History, History, and History of Music in the results. Multiple subjects can be searched at the same time. Course numbers can be left blank to see all classes offered in selected subjects.
The students can control the columns that are displayed in search results. Options are Title, Subject Description, Course Number, Section, Hours, CRN, Term, Instructor, Meeting Times, Campus, Status, and Attribute. Options can be selected and deselected in the ‘Gear’ icon.
Allows students multiple search criteria including Attributes, College, Department, Instructional Methods, Part of Term, Meeting Days, Open Sections Only.
Click on Advanced Search and enter/select data for one or more of the available search criteria. Click Search for results.
A dropdown will be displayed to select a term. Previous term catalogs are available.
Enter a subject and course number information. Subjects can be found by subject code (ACC) or description (Accounting). If description is used, it is possible to receive multiple subjects in the search results. For example, searching History will return Art History, History, and History of Music in the results. Multiple subjects can be searched at the same time. Course numbers can be left blank to see all courses in selected subjects.
The students can control the columns that are displayed in search results. Options are Title, Subject Description, Course Number, Hours, Section, Instructor, Meeting Times, Status, Attribute, and Description. Options can be selected and deselected in the ‘Gear’ icon.
Allows students multiple search criteria including Title, College, Departments, Course Number Range, Credit Hour Range. Click on Advanced Search and enter/select data for one or more of the available search criteria. Click Search for results.
The Course Details window is opened by selecting the Title for a course in the Browse Courses search results. The information provided is in several tabs.
The Find Classes tab is broken up into three sections. The top half of the screen is dedicated to entering search criteria to find classes. The bottom left portion on the screen displays a student’s schedule in a grid format and the bottom right displays a student’s schedule in a list format.
The Enter CRNs tab is used to enter CRNs directly. The +Add Another CRN option can be used to add multiple CRNs at one time. When you have finished entering the CRNs, click Add to Summary for them to be added to your summary.
Register from Student Educational Plan (SEP)
Select the Plans tab to view the plans you have created in Degree Works Plans and to register from that plan.
Click View Sections to see all sections for the course.
Click on the Add button to the right to add the course to your preliminary schedule (the course will then show in the summary section to the bottom right of the screen and on the schedule to the bottom left of the screen (if hybrid or on-campus course). Click on Plans to go back to the plan and select the next course to view sections.
NOTE: clicking the Add button only adds the course to your preliminary schedule. Notice that in the Summary window, the course status is listed as Pending. This means that you are not yet registered for the course. You will need to click Submit to register for the course. The enrollment status will then change to Registered.
Register from Student Planner
The Registration Cart has been replaced by the "Plan Ahead" system. Students will not be able to access it until registration opens
The Schedule and Options tab displays a student’s schedule and credit hour information. The email icons allow students to email their schedules to themselves and others and download a “.ics” calendar file.
Drop/Remove a Class
To remove the class, choose Remove from the drop-down options under Status next to the class that you wish to remove. You will need to click Submit to save your changes and to remove the class from your schedule.
The Look Up a Schedule tab allows students to look up and view their schedules from previous terms.
The Active Registrations tab displays current registration and ungraded classes.
Additional Registration Resources and Information
For courses that would require a paper form in the past (i.e. independent study, directed study, masters projects, masters thesis):
- Once an agreement has been worked out with the instructor, it is the student's responsibility to initiate the process. [CECS and COB students should work directly with the Undergraduate (UG)/Graduate (GR) advising office or grad program coordinator.]
- The student should start with the appropriate form:
NOTE: Forms must be downloaded and saved before completing.
- The student should complete the student section of the form and forward it to the faculty collaborator. [CECS and COB students should work directly with the UG/GR advising office or grad program coordinator.]
- The advising office or grad program coordinator will contact the student and provide the CRN.
- The student will be able to register for the individualized course in Banner, using the CRN and electronic override.
For courses that would require a paper Add & Drop form in the past (including co-op):
If the instructor’s permission is required and granted, the permission can be granted via email to UMDRegistration@umich.edu from the instructor’s @umich email address.
Any errors that occur when attempting to add classes will display on the screen. You must then select another course or request permission, from your Academic Advising Office, to override the restriction error. E.G.: Class Restriction--if approved, an electronic override will be assigned for you allowing you to enroll in the course. You will need to repeat the registration steps to officially enroll in the course.
Prerequisites errors will display any required courses that must be completed or taken concurrently to allow registration for the course.
Degree Works is a web-based degree audit tool that will help students electronically monitor their progress toward degree completion. This tool greatly enhances and assists students in navigating curriculum requirements. For more information, visit the Degree Works page.
Select the courses you need to take and block off break times, work schedule, extracurricular activities, or family obligations. Schedule Planner will generate potential class schedules to fit your needs. Schedule Planner simplifies the registration process and helps you find classes that fit your busy schedule. Schedule Planner instructions can be found here.
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