Help: Class Search/Browse Catalog

Overview

You can find classes in Wolverine Access via a search for classes, a search by school or college, or by browsing the course catalog. When entering search criteria on the class search page, these tips can help speed the results:

  • Course Subject - If you don't know the exact subject abbreviation, use the select button to find it.
  • Course Number - If possible enter a course number or select a course level (e.g., 100) to narrow the search results.
  • Show Open Classes Only - Turn on this checkbox to display only open classes. (Note: When searching by school/college or browsing the catalog both open and closed sections will display.)
  • Include Independent Study Classes - You must turn on this checkbox to display independent study classes in the search results.
  • Meeting Time (advanced search) - Always enter a.m. or p.m. If you don't the system will default to a.m. and the system won't return afternoon classes. To display in the search results the entire class time must fall within the time range entered.

Field descriptions for both Search Results and Class Details are provided below. Keep in mind that:

  • Search Results - You can use the navigation bar at the top of the search results box to view other sections.
  • Class Details - You should always view the class details before selecting a class. It provides you with important information including the required class components, class enrollment restrictions, and course topics. Class Details open when you click the link in the section field.

Field Descriptions

Search Results

Search Results Screenshot
Letter Field/Section Description
A Course Subject Code

The Course Subject code.

B Course Number The Course Number.
C Course Title The Course Title.
D Section Consists of Course Section Number (002), Component Type (REC), and Academic Session (Regular). Click the link to view the class details.
E Session The Academic Session that the class is offered (e.g. Regular Session, First 7 Week Session, or Second 7 Week Session).
F Combined Section Link that indicates that this is a "Cross-Listed" course or a "Meet Together" course. If this link appears, click it to view detail on Class Detail Page.
G Status Indicates if the class is open, closed, or a waitlist is available for enrollment.
H Topic Course or Class topic, if applicable
I Units the number or range of units the class is offered for.
J Enrollment Restriction Indicates if the class has an enrollment restriction. If Y, click the Section link to view the information in the Enrollment Information section. Possible restrictions are Consent, Enforced Pre-requisite, Reserved Capacity, and Advisory Requisite.
K Available Seats Indicates number of available seats in the class.
L Wait List Total Indicates the number of students enrolled on the Wait List, if applicable.
M Available Seats Reserved For Indicates if seats in the class are reserved for students and the number of seats reserved.
N Days & Times Time(s) and day(s) of the week the class is offered.
O Room Building(s) and Room(s) where the class meets.
P Instructor Instructor(s) that teach the class.
Q Meeting Dates Session begin/end dates of the class

Class Detail

Class Detail Page
Letter Field/Section Description
A Status Indicates if the class is open, closed or if a waitlist is available for enrollment.
B Class Number A unique numerical code associated with the class. If you know the class number, you can quickly search for it when backpacking classes.
C Session The Academic Session that the class is offered (e.g. Regular Session, First 7 Week Session, or Second 7 Week session).
D Units The number or range of units the class is offered for.
E Class Components The component type o the class, e.g. REC (recitation), LAB, LEC (lecture), SEM (seminar).
F Career Indicates the Course's Career
G Dates Begin/end dates of the class
H Topic Course or class topic, if applicable.
I Days & Times Tim(s) and day(s) of the week the class is offered.
J Room Building(s) and Room(s) where class meets.
K Instructor Instructor(s) that teach the class.
L Meeting Dates Session begin/end dates of the class.
M Enrollment Information Indicates that class has enrollment restriction(s). Possible restrictions are:
  • Consent
  • Enforced Pre-requisite
  • Advisory Requisite
N Combined Section Capacity Indicates the total capacity of seats available for the Combined Sections, if applicable.
O Enrollment Total Indicates the total amount of students enrolled in a class.
P Available Seats Indicates number of available seats in the class.
Q Available Seats Reserved For Indicates if seats in the class are reserved for students and the number of seats reserved.
R Wait List Capacity Indicates the total amount of students that can be placed on a wait list. If 0, a wait list is not applicable for this class. If 999 the wait list amount is unlimited.
S Wait List Total Indicates the number of students enrolled on the Wait List, if applicable.
T Combined Section Details These are courses that are:
  • Cross-Listed - classes offered under different subjects
  • Meet Together - classes that meet together
U Class Notes Contains further information about the class, if available.
V Description Contains course description, if applicable.
W Textbooks/Other Materials If available, displays information about textbooks used in class. Course pack information as well as descriptions of other materials may be included. This information can help you make informed buying decisions by knowing if the material is required or optional, if other editions are ok, if the materials are used late in the term, and if there is a preferred bookstore to purchase the materials from. For registered courses, this data will also display in your class schedule and in CTools. Links to participating bookstores are located at the bottom of the page if defined.

Contact Information

Visit the Student Financial Services website at www.finops.umich.edu/student or  email um-sfo@umich.edu.

Telephone:  (734) 764-7447        
Toll Free:  (877) 840-4738 (From within the U.S. and Canada ONLY)

Campus address:
Student Financial Services
2226 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1316