Orientation and Registering for Classes

Is new student orientation required to register for classes and, if so, when can I sign up?

Required for new first-year and transfer undergraduate students, orientation provides you with the tools you need to begin your Michigan career, including academic advising, course registration, and an introduction to campus with in-person programming. Starting in late April (fall and spring/summer term admits) or November (winter term admits), information is emailed to students who have paid their enrollment deposit or had it waived. Only students who have accepted their admission, by paying their enrollment deposit or having it waived, and have received the orientation invitation through their U-M email account are eligible to begin the orientation process. Please contact the Office of New Student Programs for more information about orientation.

As part of orientation, incoming first-year and transfer students may be required by their admitting school or college to take online placement exams. Online placement exams are a tool used by your academic advisor to help guide course registration. Even if you don’t plan to continue in a certain subject, the placement is helpful if you change your mind. Placement exams are used to help you find the right fit for your classes at U-M, so you do not need to study in advance. Please be aware that transfer credit is not granted for placement exams. View the appropriate placement exam webpage to determine which placement exams you should take:

During orientation, incoming students will learn and review distribution and degree requirements in detail with their academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Your academic advisor will expect you to already be familiar with how to use Wolverine Access, the system that you will use to register for your classes. Learn how to use Wolverine Access prior to orientation with the links below:

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