Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content


Drop/Add Period

Drop/Add Period BEGINS (in Wolverine Access)

Winter 2018

Saturday, December 23 (8am) - Thursday, January 18 (11:59pm)

  • Students can drop/add upper class courses based on seat availability.
  • Students can add themselves to the waitlist for seminars or practice simulations if the class is full and a waitlist position is available.

Adding to a Waitlist in Wolverine Access

Make sure to check the "Waitlist if class is full" box (an option under "Enrollment Preferences") at the time the class is placed into Wolverine Access Backpack. If the class is already in Backpack without the Waitlist Okay box checked (i.e., it is greyed out and unable to be checked), remove the class from Backpack. Then put the class into Backpack again — this time making sure to check the "Wait list if class is full" box (because the option to check this box only appears at the time it is placed into Backpack). Select the class in Backpack and complete the "1-2-3" on-screen steps to register (i.e., placed on waitlist if a position is available).

Late Drop/Adds

Fall 2017

After September 13 and through the last day of classes for the term (Friday, December 8), Late Drop/Add Requests can be submitted in Wolverine Access. A Late Drop/Add Request will be routed to the professor and advisors in the Office of Student Life for approval before being processed. Note that a request to enroll in Research (independent study) or a class for which the drop/add deadline has not yet passed is not considered "late." Contact the Office of Student Records to enroll in Research or a late starting class. Only submit a Late Drop/Add Request in Wolverine Access if the drop/add deadline for the class has passed.

Things to Note:

  • Seminars, practice simulations, and clinics have waitlists. Classes listed under the "Upper Class Course" category on the class schedule do NOT have waitlists.
  • Students can add themselves to the bottom of a waitlist if a seminar and/or practice simulation is full or has at least one student on the waitlist and one of the waitlist positions (1-15) is available.
  • Students can drop themselves from a waitlist with the exception of a clinic waitlist. To drop from or add to a clinic waitlist, email clinic-applications@umich.edu. Include a statement of interest and attach a resume if you are adding to a clinic waitlist.
  • Dual-degree students must always enroll in law classes under their law career.
  • If you do not have a law enrollment appointment, call the Law School’s Office of Student Records (734.763.6499). Or, email Debby Hartranft (LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu). Be sure to include your name and UMID number.
  • Law School students are not permitted to officially audit law classes.
  • Law students may not select “Override Time Conflict” when enrolling in classes in Wolverine Access, per the Academic Regulations.
  • Law students are permitted to take a maximum of 15 credits per term. If you have a compelling need to exceed 15-credits, please contact the Office of Student Life to request permission.
  • Law students are unable to enroll themselves directly in a class with variable credits such as 900 Research. For enrollment information, click here.
  • Do not use the browser’s back button in Wolverine Access because it may prevent you from saving changes or logging out securely.
  • Wolverine Access will automatically end your session or “time out” if you do not perform a transaction within an allotted time.

Wolverine Access:

  1. https://wolverineaccess.umich.edu
  2. Check the student Announcements for important information
  3. Go to Student Business / Self Service / Student Center

Helpful Links

Student Business Help page

  • Includes a link to the Backpack and Registration simulations which demonstrate how to add non-law classes, drop/add a class, add to a waitlist, swap classes, etc.

For help with Wolverine Access, email 4HELP@umich.edu, or call 734.764.4357.

WOLVERINE ACCESS—ENROLLMENT

Fall 2017

Students who are not “officially enrolled” BEFORE the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 5, will be subject to a late registration fee of $50.00, which increases by $25.00 on the first of every month during the term.

Students who have not registered previously for classes and wait to “officially enroll” BEGINNING the first day of classes Tuesday, September 5, will incur a late registration fee of $50.00 and must have permission from the Office of Student Life.

Winter 2018

Students who are not “officially enrolled” BEFORE the first day of classes, Wednesday, January 10, will be subject to a late registration fee of $50.00, which increases by $25.00 on the first of every month during the term.

Students who have not registered previously for classes and wait to “officially enroll” BEGINNING the first day of classes Wednesday, January 10, will incur a late registration fee of $50.00 and must have permission from the Office of Student Life.

FEE ADJUSTMENT POLICY

(Policy applies to Tuition Fee only)

ACTIONFALL 2017IMPACT ON TUITION FEES
Official Term DisenrollmentBy 09/04/17Fee assessment cancelled. Student not required to pay any fees.
Official Withdrawal09/05/17-09/25/17Fee assessment cancelled. Student required to pay $50 disenrollment fee and $80 registration fee.
Official Withdrawal09/26/17-10/16/17Student required to pay 50% of fee assessment and $80 registration fee.
$$$ Official WithdrawalAfter 10/16/17Student will be charged entire fee assessment.
Drop/Add a CourseBy 09/25/17Fee assessment based on hours for which student is registered.
Drop a CourseAfter 09/25/17No reduction in fee assessment.
Add a CourseAfter 09/25/17Fee assessment based on total credit hours, including added course.

 


ACTION

WINTER 2018

IMPACT ON TUITION FEES
​Official Term Disenrollment​By 01/09/18​Fee assessment cancelled. Student not required to pay any fees.
​Official Withdrawal​01/10/18-01/30/18​Fee assessment cancelled. Student required to pay $50 disenrollment fee and $80 registration fee.
​Official Withdrawal​01/31/18-02/20/18​Student required to pay 50% of fee assessment and $80 registration fee.
​$$$ Official Withdrawal​After 02/20/18​Student will be charged entire fee assessment.
​Drop/Add a Course​By 01/30/18​Fee assessment based on hours for which student is registered.
​Drop a Course​After 01/30/18​No reduction in fee assessment.
​Add a Course​After 01/30/18​Fee assessment based on total credit hours, including added course.

 

NOTE—Fee Adjustment Policy for 7 week courses is found on the University’s Office of the Registrar website, Academic Calendar, Student Registration Deadlines:  http://www.ro.umich.edu/calendar

WOLVERINE ACCESS—DEPARTMENT CONSENT

Department Consent means students cannot add themselves directly to the class because there are special requirements. The classes that have Department Consent coding include:

  • Full/closed seminars and practice simulations—students can add themselves to the bottom of a waitlist if the seminar and/or practice simulation is full or has at least ONE student on the waitlist (to activate it) and one of the waitlist positions (1-15) is available. Waitlisting problems or questions should be directed to Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records (LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu).
  • Clinics—to add to a clinic waitlist, email the clinic administration at clinic-applications@umich.edu. Include a statement of interest and attach a resume.
  • All first-year required courses—510 Civil Procedure, 520 Contracts, 530 Criminal Law, 540 Introduction to Constitutional Law, 580 Torts, 593 Legal Practice Skills I, 594 Legal Practice Skills II, and 598 Legal Practice: Writing & Analysis. However, Law transfer students and LLM students can request enrollment in a first-year required course by emailing Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records (LawCurriculumCoordinator@umich.edu). Non-law students are not permitted to take first-year required courses.
  • #799 Senior Judge Seminar and #794 Senior Judge Seminar II—students who are interested in #799 Senior Judge Seminar or #794 Senior Judge Seminar II must contact Kathi Ganz, administrative assistant (kganz@umich.edu). If selected, Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records will be contacted to process the enrollment.
  • #942 Law Practicum Research—students who are interested in #942 Law Practicum Research should read the detailed instructions/requirements for enrollment here. Once the required paperwork is in order, Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records will process the enrollment.
  • #945 Semester Study Abroad and #946 Semester Study Abroad Paper—students who are interested in #945 Semester Study Abroad and #946 Semester Study Abroad Paper must contact the Center for International and Comparative Law, 212 Hutchins Hall, 734.764.5269 for more information. If selected, Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records will be contacted to process the enrollment.
  • #980 Advanced Clinical Law—students who are interested in #980 Advanced Clinical Law must contact one of the clinic faculty or clinic administrators.  If selected, Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records will be contacted to process the enrollment.
  • Externships (Part-Time, Full-Time, South Africa, Geneva, and India) and Externship Papers—students seeking to enroll in an externship should consult the externship webpage for requirements and deadlines:  http://www.law.umich.edu/curriculum/externshipsandindependentstudy/Pages/default.aspx. Contact lawexternships@umich.edu with any questions. If permission to enroll is granted, Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records will be contacted to process the enrollment.
  • #995 Public Sector Structural Reform in K-12 Education Externship, #997 Seminar, and #998 Practicum—students interested in applying for these courses should contact cprl@law.columbia.edu or Professor Amy Sankaran (aharwell@umich.edu) for more information. If selected, Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records will be contacted to process the enrollment.

WOLVERINE ACCESS—INSTRUCTOR CONSENT

Instructor Consent means students cannot add themselves directly to the class because there are special procedures. The classes that have Instructor Consent coding include:

  • #900 & 992 Research—students who want to add these classes must follow the instructions here.

WOLVERINE ACCESS—"CLASS PERMISSION” TO ENROLL

A "class permission” from the Law School’s Office of Student Records is required in order to enroll in a full/closed seminar or practice simulation with a waitlist. The Office of Student Records will contact waitlisted students by email as seats become available.

Non-“Prof Pick” Classes

Beginning Wednesday, January 10 — during the Waitlist Drop/Add period — and to the extent that students can be reached earlier, the Office of Student Records will review the waitlists for non-“prof pick” seminars and practice simulations and offer an available seat to the first student on the waitlist. A "class permission” will be entered into Wolverine Access and a time sensitive email sent to the student.

“Prof Pick” Classes

“Prof pick” seminars and practice simulations are identified in the term class schedule by footnote #9. During the Drop/Add period, in order to obtain a seat in a “prof pick” class, students must add their names to the waitlist in Wolverine Access; then send an email to the professor stating that that they have placed their names on the waitlist and are submitting a statement of interest for consideration. If/when a seat is available in a “prof pick” seminar or practice simulation, the professor will select a student from any position on the waitlist, and notify Debby Hartranft in the Office of Student Records who will offer the seat by entering a "class permission” into Wolverine Access for the selected student and sending them a time-sensitive email.

"Class permissions” work in the background once the “Register for Class” button is clicked and allow the student to enroll. If the student fails to add the class by the deadline found in the email, the enrollment opportunity will be LOST and the seat will be offered to another student.