Frequently Asked Questions

Links to inquiries from engineering students concerning:

 

The University Office of the Registrar’s Student Services Locations on Cenral Campus and North Campus

The University Office of the Registrar maintains offices on Central Campus and North Campus. In-person service is available at our Student Services Locations:

 

  1. Student Services Location – Central Campus
    Office of the Registrar
    University of Michigan
    2200 SAB
    515 E. Jefferson St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316

Phone:  734-647-3507

Fax:  734-763-9053

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

 

  1. Student Services Location – North Campus
    Office of the Registrar
    University of Michigan
    2202 Pierpont Commons
    2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2390

Phone:  734.763.7650

Fax: 734.763.7961

Office hours:  12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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The University Office of the Registrar’s Other Departments

 

Transcripts, Certification & Diploma

E-mail for transcript order questions: ro.transcript.order.questions@umich.edu

E-mail for diploma questions: ro.diploma.staff@umich.edu

Phone: 734-763-9066

Fax: 734-764-5556

 

Academic Records & Enrollment

E-mail for student grade inquiries: ro.grades.questions@umich.edu

E-mail for student record maintenance: ro.records.staff@umich.edu

E-mail for departmental bio/demo data updates: biodemo.update@umich.edu

Phone: 734-764-6280

Fax: 734-936-3148

 

Curriculum

E-mail: ro.curriculum@umich.edu

Phone: 734-763-2113

Fax:  734-936-3148

 

Data Access and Reporting

E-mail for student data requests: student.data.request@umich.edu

 

Degree Audit

E-mail: ro.audit.staff@umich.edu

Phone: 734-647-3508

 

Evaluations

Website: http://ro.umich.edu/evals/

E-mail:  ro.evaluations@umich.edu 

Phone: 734-647-.3626

 

 

Examinations

Exam drop off location:

1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

E-mail: ro.examinations@umich.edu

Phone: 734-76-.3497

 

Global Engagement

E-mail: ro.global.engagement@umich.edu

Phone: 734-647-3518

 

Residency

Residency Classification Office
1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Phone: 734-764-1400

Fax: 734-615-2432

 

Tuition & Fees

E-mail: ro.tuition@umich.edu

Phone: 734-615.-572

Fax: 734-936-3148

 

Administrative Office

Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Phone: 734.764.6280
Fax: 734.936.3148

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Registration (Enrollment) Appointment

Students who are enrolled in a degree seeking program for the Fall term will be issued registration appointments systematically.

Students not enrolled the Fall term and those who have been readmitted to a program for the Winter  term must contact the Office of the Registrar by e mail at ro.registration.questions@umich.edu , or phone 734-764-6280 / 734-647-3507 , to request an appointment assignment. If using e mail, please include name, UM ID number, term, and school or college in which the student wishes to register.

Students in a non-University of Michigan Study Abroad Program can have their current elections added to their credit towards program (CTP) for use in appointment assignment.

Obtain a letter on the abroad program or abroad university stationery which certifies the following information once the term abroad has begun:

  1. Student name and U-M ID number;
  2. Courses and credits enrolled;
  3. Begin/end date of term abroad;
  4. Signature of the program registrar or comparable program head.

For the Winter term appointments, please have the information sent (U.S. mail, e mail or fax) to the following address by mid November:

Student Services
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Email a copy of the document to: ro.registration.questions@umich.edu   

Fax the request to: 734.763.9053

Newly admitted undergraduate students for the Winter term will be issued a registration appointment during the orientation session.

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Disenroll from a Term

If a student has changed his or her plans and does not intend to return to the University for a term, but has already registered for courses, that student needs to disenroll prior to the first day of the term. To disenroll please do one of the following:

  1. Visit a Student Services Site and speak with a Student Services representative prior to the first day of the term. Bring photo identification when you visit the office.
  2. E-mail the Office of the Registrar at registration.questions@umich.edu prior to the first day of the term.
    • The e-mail should include: the student’s name, identification number, Academic Unit, and the term for which the student should be disenrolled.
  3. The student should notify the Office of the Registrar in writing that he or she does not intend to return for the term. The letter must be postmarked or faxed to the office prior to the first day of the term.
  4. Written communication should include: the student’s name, identification number, Academic Unit, the term for which the student should be disenrolled, student signature, and a return address.
    • The letter should be mailed to:

Student Services
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

  • The information may also be faxed to: 734-763-9053.

Check the Academic Calendar for deadline dates.

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Withdrawal from a Term

Prior to the first day of the term (check the Academic Calendar for dates), students can disenroll from the term – drop all courses with no record and cancel term tuition and fees.

Once the term has begun, students must contact the CoE Office of the Registrar for Undergraduate Students, Chrysler Center, Room 145A, to obtain a Term Withdrawal Notice. Once completed and signed, the student should bring the notice to a Student Services Site with photo identification for processing.

Students who register and subsequently withdraw after the term begins will be responsible for the registration/disenrollment fee regardless of class attendance.

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Registration and Disenrollment Fees

These fees are charged to any student who registers and then withdraws after the term begins. To avoid being charged the registration and disenrollment fees, a student must withdraw prior to the first day of the term. These fees are set by the Regents of the University and are not subject to cancellation.

The registration and disenrollment fees total $130.00 in a full term, $90.00 in a half term.

Students cannot withdraw from a term using Wolverine Access.

A student cannot withdraw from a term (drop his or her last class) through Wolverine Access. He/she must email, come in person, or send a letter to a Student Service site prior to the first day of the term.

Email: ro.registration.questions@umich.edu

In-person service is available at our Student Services Locations.

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Late Registration Fee

An initial registration on or after the first day of the term is considered a late registration. Exceptions would be for non-degree students (who are required to wait until the first day of the term to register), and students who were admitted less than two weeks before the start of the term.

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Difference Between an Advisory Prerequisite and Enforced Prerequisite

An advisory prerequisite is a recommendation by the school/college/department that students attain a specific academic level or complete specific coursework before taking a subsequent class.  An enforced prerequisite prohibits students from taking a class if they have not attained a specific academic level or have not completed specific coursework.

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Declaring a Major

Students must contact a program advisor at the College of Engineering in order to declare a major, concentration or engineering minor.

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SUGS Student Transfer Credit Process

Rackham:

  • UG students meet with their UG Program Advisor, ideally at the beginning or just before the start of their senior year, to determine which courses are eligible for transfer to their Rackham program.
  • Apply to and get admitted into the SUGS Program (Please note that some graduate programs may require the SUGS Election Form upon or during the application process).
  • Typically, the last semester of their Grad career (usually only two semesters) students fill out the SUGS Election Form, that they get from their program, and secure the signatures from the UG Advisor and then their Grad Advisor/Coordinator with their plan on it.
  • The Grad Advisor/Coordinator sends the form to Rackham.
  • Rackham approves the form and sends this approval to the student and the Grad Advisor/Coordinator, emails the university RO’s office with the approved transferred courses and the RO does the actual transfer.

Masters in Engineering:

  • Contact Felicia R. Becker, CoE Graduate Registrar for Graduate Programs
  • frbesc@umich.edu
  • 734-647-7024

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Change or Correct a Student Name

To request a name change or correction, students can send or fax a signed letter requesting the change along with a photocopy of a legal document (marriage license, driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, etc.) with his/her name spelled correctly.

Send the request to:

Student Services
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Fax the request to: 734-763-9053

Students can also visit a Student Services site with photo ID and the document showing the change to complete the process.

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Degree Application

Students applying for graduation use the self-service graduation application in Wolverine Access.  From the Self Service page, select “Apply for Graduation” in the Degree Progress/Graduation section.

The on-line application will be available until the last day of classes for the common University Academic Calendar (http://ro.umich.edu/calendar/) term in which the degree requirements are completed.  Individual schools or colleges may have other applicable deadlines, e.g., to have students’ names appear in the printed Commencement Program.

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Order a Diploma

The University provides a free standard size diploma (8 1/2″ x 11″ ) to each CoE student on or after graduation. Diplomas are mailed to the graduate’s permanent address or to the Diploma Address if one has been created by the student in Wolverine Access. Remember, when graduating, a student must apply to receive a diploma. Students should check with their school or college of enrollment for deadlines.

Additional diplomas may be ordered in one of two ways:

  1. Fax or mail a request

A printable order form (http://ro.umich.edu/forms/diploma-form.pdf ) is available. If sending a handwritten letter, be sure to include the following information:

  • Diploma size
  • Full name (as it should appear on the diploma)
  • Maiden name (if different from full name, see note*)
  • Student identification number or Social Security number
  • Telephone number and/or e-mail address
  • School or College attended
  • Degree received
  • Date conferred
  • Field of study
  • Address to which the diploma should be mailed
  • Payment for Diploma(s):

Check or money order made payable to the University of Michigan. We cannot accept checks or money orders drawn on non-U.S. banks.

Credit Card Payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept American Express. Please include the following credit card information in your request:

  • Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card number
  • Expiration date
  • Billing address
  • Indicate the authorized charge amount
  • Signature of cardholder

 Replacement charges for CoE diplomas are is $15.

Note: If a student registered at the University of Michigan under a maiden name and wishes the diploma to reflect a married name, provide legal name change documentation along with the diploma request (e.g. copy of driver’s license or marriage license).

Mail or fax order to:

Diploma Department
Office of the Registrar
University of Michigan
1210 LS&A Building
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382

Fax: 734-764-5556

 

2. Come to the office.

An order can be placed in person at one of the Student Services sites. Be sure to bring photo identification. Diplomas are not prepared by the University of Michigan Diploma Department; therefore, a guaranteed delivery schedule is not possible. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery of replacement diplomas.

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Calculation of GPA

Students can calculate their GPA (Grade Point Average) using the “MSH” (Michigan Semester Hours) and “MHP” (Michigan Honor Points) on their transcript. The “MHP” should be divided by the “MSH” to determine GPA.

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College of Engineering Recognition on Diploma and Transcript

A student graduating with at least 45 hours of credit completed, with grades and honor points, while enrolled in the College of Engineering will be recommended for a degree(s) with recognition on the diploma and transcript if the student qualifies according to the following:

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)–no rounding up:

3.20 – 3.49 Cum Laude

3.50 – 3.74 Magna Cum Laude

3.75 – 4.00 Summa Cum Laude

 

A student enrolled in the Honors Program and graduating with at least 45 hours of credit completed, with grades and honor points, while enrolled in the College of Engineering will be recommended for a degree(s) with recognition on the diploma and transcript if the student qualifies according to the following:

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)–no rounding up:

3.20 – 3.49 With Honors, including Cum Laude

3.50 – 3.74 With Honors, including Magna Cum Laude

3.75 – 4.00 With Honors, including Summa Cum Laude

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