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. Overrides for BSI students interested in graduate-level UMSI classes and non-UMSI students interested in any UMSI classes will likely be processed in late August. If you would like to take a UMSI course, please follow this process.

BSI Students Interested in Graduate-Level UMSI Classes:

If you are an incoming or current BSI student interested in taking graduate-level UMSI classes, please follow these steps:

1. Sign up for the 1XX waitlist for these UMSI courses: 506, 520, 544, 563, 582, & 588.

  • You will not be allowed to register for sections on Wolverine Access immediately, but there is a section dedicated to allow you to sign up for a waitlist position. Every section (0XX) has a corresponding section (1XX), and you may sign up for a waitlist position under the 1XX section.
  • Be sure to un-check the “Show Open Classes Only” box if you are searching for classes on the Class Search/Browse Catalog page in Wolverine Access. This will allow you to see the 1XX sections, which may appear closed.
  • To turn on the waitlist option when adding the course to your backpack, select the checkbox next to Wait List “Wait list if class is full” on the Enrollment: Add Classes page in Wolverine Access. You will not be able to check the “Wait list if class is full” box once the class is in your backpack.

2. Complete this form for all other graduate-level UMSI classes:

  • Please complete this form for each class you would like to enroll in. When you submit the form, your information will be recorded and timestamped. Overrides will be issued based on timestamp.
  • If you are receiving an error when you try 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.
  • Please be sure to complete the form in full. We need complete information in order to consider your request (indicate how you meet prerequisites if relevant, indicate all possible sections that will work with your schedule, etc.). Incomplete responses may not be honored.

Regardless of the class you are interested in, once registration for non-graduate UMSI students is open, automated emails granting overrides for registration will be sent, based on your waitlist position or your waitlist form response. To register for the UMSI course, follow the normal registration process. Keep in mind that the permission granted does have an expiration date. If you do not register for the class before the expiration date given, 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.

NOTE: we allow BSI students to enroll in graduate-level SI courses on a case-by-case basis. While BSI students are welcome to explore taking graduate courses at SI, enrollment is not guaranteed.

Non-UMSI Students Interested in Undergraduate- or Graduate-Level UMSI Classes:

If you are a non-UMSI student interested in taking UMSI classes, please follow these steps:

1. Sign up for the 1XX waitlist for these UMSI courses: 360, 429, 506, 520, 544, 563, 582, & 588.

  • You will not be allowed to register for sections on Wolverine Access immediately, but there is a section dedicated to allow you to sign up for a waitlist position. Every section (0XX) has a corresponding section (1XX), and you may sign up for a waitlist position under the 1XX section.
  • Be sure to un-check the “Show Open Classes Only” box if you are searching for classes on the Class Search/Browse Catalog page in Wolverine Access. This will allow you to see the 1XX sections, which may appear closed.
  • To turn on the waitlist option when adding the course to your backpack, select the checkbox next to Wait List “Wait list if class is full” on the Enrollment: Add Classes page in Wolverine Access. You will not be able to check the “Wait list if class is full” box once the class is in your backpack.

2. There are two different procedures for the following courses--one for if you have completed the enforced prerequisites, and one if you have not: 460, 507, 539, 608, 618, 649, 650, 664, 670, & 671.

  • If you have completed the enforced prerequisites, you will not be allowed to register for sections on Wolverine Access immediately, but there is a section dedicated to allow you to sign up for a waitlist position. Every section (0XX) has a corresponding section (1XX), and you may sign up for a waitlist position under the 1XX section.
  • Be sure to un-check the “Show Open Classes Only” box if you are searching for classes on the Class Search/Browse Catalog page in Wolverine Access. This will allow you to see the 1XX sections, which may appear closed.
  • To turn on the waitlist option when adding the course to your backpack, select the checkbox next to Wait List “Wait list if class is full” on the Enrollment: Add Classes page in Wolverine Access. You will not be able to check the “Wait list if class is full” box once the class is in your backpack.
  • If you have not completed the enforced prerequisites, you will not be able to sign up for a waitlist position. Instead, please complete this form for each class you would like to enroll in. When you submit the form, your information will be recorded and timestamped. If you are receiving an error when you try 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. Please be sure to complete the form in full. We need complete information in order to consider your request (indicate how you meet prerequisites if relevant, indicate all possible sections that will work with your schedule, etc.). Incomplete responses may not be honored.

3. Complete this form for all other UMSI classes:

  • Please complete this form for each class you would like to enroll in. When you submit the form, your information will be recorded and timestamped.
  • If you are receiving an error when you try 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.
  • Please be sure to complete the form in full. We need complete information in order to consider your request (indicate how you meet prerequisites if relevant, indicate all possible sections that will work with your schedule, etc.). Incomplete responses may not be honored.

Regardless of the class you are interested in, once registration for non-UMSI students is open, automated emails granting overrides for registration will be sent, based on your waitlist position or your waitlist form response. To register for the UMSI course, follow the normal registration process. Keep in mind that the permission granted does have an expiration date. If you do not register for the class before the expiration date given, 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.

NOTE: If you are aware that your program has reserved seats in a particular class, please feel free to send an e-mail to umsi.overrides@umich.edu with the details of your request.