During Orientation, you’ll have many opportunities to speak with staff and students, and we welcome your questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Questions about Planning for Orientation
Can I change my Orientation date?
Can I meet with an advisor before Orientation?
Can a parent/guardian come to Orientation?
Can parents attend course registration?
I want to be assigned an advisor who specializes in pre-health. How can I guarantee that?
How do I try out for the Michigan Marching Band?
I was not admitted to the Honors Program. Can I re-apply?
Scheduling Related Questions
Can I take an art or music class?
What is an average course load for first-year students?
Can I take back-to-back classes?
What are the advantages of a First-Year Seminar?
How do I decide between the different writing classes that can be used to meet the First-Year Writing Requirement and the Upper-Level Writing Requirement?
If English isn’t my first language, which writing class should I take?
What if I can’t take First-Year Writing during my first semester?
Can I take language pass/fail?
Do I have to take the General Chemistry Lab (Chem 125/126) with the General Chemistry class (Chem 130)?
What should I take if I am pre-med?
What are the pre-reqs for transferring to the Business School?
What are the pre-reqs for transferring to the School of Engineering?
What are the pre-law requirements?
Test and Transfer Credit Related Questions
Does U-M give credit for AP or IB test scores?
How do AP and/or IB credits count into my degree?
Can I use this credit for distribution?
Do I have to take a language placement test if I have AP or IB Spanish credit?
Does my AP or IB English credit meet the First-Year Writing Requirement?
Do I have to take the math placement if I already took calculus in high school and earned AP or IB credit?
Can I take classes during the summer before I begin at U-M?
Housing Related Questions
Who should I talk to about my housing questions?
Financial Aid and Scholarship Related Questions
Where do I go for financial aid?
How do I apply for scholarships?
General LSA Questions
What does a liberal arts degree offer?
How big are the classes here at U-M? How are they different from high school classes?
How much time do students spend studying each week?
Are any tutoring resources available?
Will a student always see the same academic advisor?
How can students get advising appointments during the school year?
Is there anyone here parents can talk to about how their student is doing?