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Process to enroll in UMSI classes

We encourage all University of Michigan students to participate in School of Information (UMSI) classes when there are seats available. If you would like to take a UMSI course, please follow the appropriate process detailed below. If you have additional questions after reading through the information provided, please email umsi.registrar@umich.edu

Overrides for Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) students interested in graduate-level UMSI classes and for non-UMSI students interested in any UMSI classes will likely be processed in late-July through mid-September for Fall term courses, or late-December and throughout January for Winter term courses. Please be patient as overrides are completely dependent on space available in the class. This could be very quick for some classes and very late for others. 

If you receive an override permission, you will be sent an automated email which includes the expiration date. Please watch closely for this email and take action to register for this course immediately. If you do not register for the class before the permission expires, you will lose your ability to register and your spot on the waitlist. If you miss your opportunity to register for the class, you are welcome to re-register for the waitlist or fill out the waitlist form again.

If you are taking classes outside of your home school or college, we recommend that you connect with your respective academic advisor to confirm how it may impact your academic planning and progress toward degree.

SI 106 & SI 110:

These courses do not have enforced prerequisites or class associated requirements. You may register directly for your preferred section or its waitlist in Wolverine Access. 

SI Courses with Shadow Sections:

Offered Fall 2022:
206, 301, 422, 429, 506, 507, 539, 544, 563, 564, 588, 608, 618, 649, 650, 664, 670, 671 

These courses have a shadow section (1XX) for non-UMSI students that corresponds to every standard 0XX section. This is used only for administrative purposes - they are the same class. If you have completed the prerequisites for a course listed above, you can register directly within Wolverine Access for the class or waitlist using the 1XX section.

To find these shadow sections, you may need to uncheck the “Show Open Classes Only” box if you are searching for classes on the Class Search/Browse Catalog page in Wolverine Access. Be sure to turn on the waitlist option when adding the course to your backpack. Do this by selecting the checkbox next to “Waitlist if class is full” on the Enrollment: Add Classes page in Wolverine Access. You will not be able to check the “Waitlist if class is full” box once the class is in your backpack.

**If you have not completed the prerequisites for the course listed above, you can follow the instructions below “for all other UMSI courses” to be added to the google waitlist. 

For all other UMSI courses:

Please complete the Fall 2022 SI Course Registration Waitlist Form for each class you would like to enroll in. 

When you submit the form, your information will be recorded and timestamped. The timestamp will be used to identify your position on the waitlist but other form fields will also be considered when necessary for prioritizing overrides.

If you receive an error when trying to access the form, make sure you are logged in with only your U-M email address. Try logging out of all Gmail accounts and then logging back in with only your U-M email address.

**If you have not met the pre-requisite requirements for a course that you’d like to register for, instructor permission will likely be required before you receive an override permission. Please follow the instructions below for instructor permissions. 

When instructor permission is needed:

To request instructor permission to register for a course, please email the primary instructor listed in Wolverine Access. You email should include the reason for your request (i.e. have not yet completed prerequisites) and any information that would be helpful for the instructor’s decision (i.e. you will be taking the pre-req course simultaneously or you have additional experience that you believe meets the qualifications to prepare you for the course). 

Once you receive written permission from the instructor to enroll in their course, please forward that permission to umsi.registrar@umich.edu along with your name and 8-digit UMID. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

Your request does not obligate the instructor to grant the permission. Override permissions to register for a class are granted based on availability of seats in a class and waitlist position - getting on the waitlist or receiving instructor permission does not guarantee you will be issued an override to register.