Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

How to Register for Classes

How to Login to the System


  1. Go to Wolverine Access at wolverineaccess.umich.edu
  2. Under "Students" click on "Student Business"
  3. Log in with your uniqname and ITD (Kerberos) password
  4. Under "Student Center" click on "Backpack/Registration"

Here are video tutorials on how to use the UMich course registration system.


Add a Class


Before the Drop/Add Deadline

  1. Under "Find Classes," select "Class Search" and then click on "Search"

  2. Enter the Subject Code and Catalog Number for the class you wish to add in the "Class Search Criteria" box and click "Search"

  3. You should now see "Search Results" displaying the first section of the course.  By clicking on the blue arrow, you can scroll through all sections being offered

  4. Find the section number of the class for which you want to register

  5. Click on "Select Class"

  6. This should take you to the "Enrollment Preferences" screen

  7. Click on "Next"

  8. This should take you to the "Select Classes to Add" screen, and you should get a message telling you that the class has been added to your backpack

  9. Select the class, click on "Proceed to Step 2 of 3", and follow the prompts to officially register for the class

  10. After registering, you should receive a message telling you that you are now registered for the class

After the Add/Drop Deadline

  1. Follow the same steps as above.

  2. An email will be sent to the instructor and an ECE program coordinator for approval.

  3. You will receive a confirmation once the course is approved.


Drop a Class


Before the Drop/Add Deadline

  1. Click on the "Drop" Tab

  2. If prompted, select the correct term

  3. Select class(es) you would like to drop

  4. Verify that you have selected the correct class(es)

  5. Click "Drop Selected Classes"

  6. Follow the prompts to finish dropping your classes

  7. You should receive a message telling you that you have successfully dropped.

After the Add/Drop Deadline

International Students: If you drop below full-time enrollment, you will need to get a reduced course load letter.  Go to the International Student section of the program’s website for the instructions.

  1. Follow the same steps as above.

  2. An email will be sent to the instructor and an ECE program coordinator for approval.

  3. You will receive a confirmation once the course is approved.

Please note that when a course is dropped after the deadline, a "W" notation appears on the student's transcript indicating that the student elected the course and later dropped it (even if the student never attended the class). This "W" has no impact on your GPA.


Waitlist


If you cannot get into course, your best option is get on the waitlist and see if you are enrolled into the course when a student withdraws. Waitlists remain active on Wolverine Access until the drop/add deadline for that term.  We do not know your chances of getting into the course.

At the instructor's discretion, course permissions can be issued to students.  You can ask for permission to enroll in the course after the first day of class.  We recommend that you do not contact the instructor for a course permission before the first day of class because you may not receive it.

Course permission will come in an email.  To use a course permission, students must first drop from the waitlist, and then add the class.



Enroll in an Independent Study


  1. Under "Find Classes," select "Class Search" and then click on "Search"

  2. Enter the Subject Code and Catalog Number for the independent course for the specific department.  EECS is 599.

  3. Click the box “Include Independent Study Classes”

  4. Click "Search"

  5. You should now see "Search Results" displaying the first section of the course.  

  6. Select the Faculty member for the section which you want to register.

  7. Click on "Select Class"

  8. This should take you to the "Enrollment Preferences" screen

  9. Click on "Next"

  10. This should take you to the "Select Classes to Add" screen, and you should get a message telling you that the class has been added to your backpack

  11. Select the class, click on "Proceed to Step 2 of 3", and follow the prompts to officially register for the class

  12. After registering, you should receive a message telling you that you are now registered for the class.


Visit/Audit a Course


Graduate level course:
  1. Register for the course
  2. Obtain an add/drop form from an ECE graduate coordinator
  3. Have the form signed by the instructor
  4. Submit the add/drop form to the registrar's office in Pierpont Commons room B430 after 12:30pm

Undergraduate level course:

  1. Request course permission from the instructor
  2. Register for the course
  3. Obtain an add/drop form from an ECE graduate coordinator
  4. Have the form signed by the instructor
  5. Submit the add/drop form to the registrar's office in Pierpont Commons room B430 after 12:30pm