Registration Information

Academic Advising

Academic advising should be sought from the student’s school, college or graduate department office prior to registration.

Appointment Time to Register

Continuing students who are eligible to register via the Web can determine their registration date based on credits earned as listed in the registration timetable. New students and those participating in non-traditional programs will receive written information regarding their registration appointment time. The Registration Timetable is available on the Office of Registration & Records Website (

Closed Courses

Closed course information will be posted at the Enrollment Services Counter (1169 UC) and on the Office of Registration & Records Website (

Course Load

Students may elect a maximum of 18 credit hours in a given semester. Students should contact their college for policies and procedures regarding electing hours in excess of the maximum.


Students will not be allowed to register if they have a hold. A hold could result from having outstanding financial obligations to the University, academic probation, mandatory advising or other academic or non-academic conditions that require resolution prior to registration. Students can check their holds on UM-Dearborn Connect. See the “View Your Holds” page located in the secure area under the Student Accounts menu.

Personal Identification Number (PIN)

The University originally assigns your birth date (mmddyy) as your personal identification number (PIN). For your security (if you have not already done so), change this number immediately via UM-Dearborn Connect. Once you have changed the PIN, your new PIN remains in effect until you change it again. If you forget your PIN, use the ‘Forgot PIN’ button in UM-Dearborn Connect or you must report in person, with picture identification, to the Enrollment Service Counter to have your PIN reset.

Registration Options

UM-Dearborn offers eligible students two options for registration:

  • Walk-in
  • Web1