Registration Dates and Times

Early registration for all currently enrolled and active students. Drop and adds may be done via the SIS website.

Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

Registration Group Beginning Date
Graduates & Seniors 100+ hours November 16, 8:00 a.m.

Seniors 85-99 hours

November 17, 8:00 a.m.
Juniors 55-84 hours November  18, 8:00 a.m.
Sophomores 25-54 hours November 19, 8:00 a.m.
Freshman 0-24 hours November 20, 8:00 a.m.
Readmits November 23, 8:00 a.m.
Open Registration November 24, 8:00 a.m

Winter/Spring/Summer 2021 Open Registration

Winter 2021 November 24 - January 18, 2021

Spring 2021 November 24 - May 2, 2021

Summer 2021 November 24 - June 27, 2021

Course Section Definitions
Face to Face Courses (indicated by only a numeric section number) These courses will have face to face meeting times on campus. 
Online Synchronous (indicated by a W + numeric section number) These courses will be fully online, but they will require you to attend remotely and regularly on particular times and days, as indicated by Time and Days. These online courses will meet at regular times via remote conferencing tools with live instructor interaction. (There will be no face to face/on campus meetings.) This type of course will likely contain some additional asynchronous content. For example: syllabus, lecture files, and readings available in a Blackboard course shell. The schedule will indicate “synchronous” (OSYNC) in the “where” or location portion of SIS. 

Online Asynchronous (indicated by a W + numeric section number) These courses will be fully online and do not have a specific time where class attendance is required. They are comprised of learning activities that students can complete on their own time, with regular deadlines to keep them on track. Students engage in the majority of course materials without the instructor present. All course material is typically available in a Blackboard course shell. The schedule will indicate “asynchronous” (OASYNC) in the “where” or location portion of SIS, and TBA in the time as there is no set meeting time at any time during the semester. 

Mixed Mode Courses  (indicated by a M + numeric section number) These courses will have both online (may be synchronous or asynchronous) and on-campus elements. The multiple schedule lines indicate when at least one on-campus meeting is required, and online meeting attendance is required either in synchronous or asynchronous mode. This is different from Hyperflex because all students are participating in the same modality at all times.

Hyperflex Courses (indicated by an H + numeric section number) These courses are a form of mixed-mode course: they meet synchronously in a classroom while simultaneously allowing students to participate online. In any given class period, a percentage of the students attend in person, and the remaining students attend synchronously using online meeting technology. The university assumes and expects that all students will attend at least one in-person class session.

Registration Features 

How to waitlist for a course:
Waitlist Directions

Auto-waitlist function
Students who are on a course waitlist will be notified via their UM-Flint email account as seats become available. Students will have 48 hours from the time of the email being sent to register for the course online in SIS.

  • If the student does not register within the 48 hours, they will be dropped off the waitlist. 

Adding online between the 1st day of the semester and the add deadline
Students will be able to add classes online in SIS between 1st day and the add/drop deadline if seats are available. 

Schedule Changes
Adds/Drops can be done on the SIS website during Open Registration through the add deadline if seats are available.   A $15 late registration fee will be charged to all students attempting to register for the first time beginning on the first day of the semester.  Drops can be done on SIS through the final drop deadline (see calendar for specific dates).

Cancellation of Classes (before the semester begins)
If you wish to cancel/drop all of your classes before the semester begins, you must either drop all of your classes via the web (SIS) no later than 11:59 pm the night before a semester begins OR notify the Office of the Registrar in writing BEFORE the first official day of the semester or you will be assessed appropriate tuition and fees based on the tuition fee schedule.

Withdrawal from classes (after the semester begins)
Beginning the first day of the semester, registered students who decide not to complete the term must officially withdraw from the term. Students who withdraw (drop all classes) via the web (SIS) or in person using the withdrawal form during the late registration period will be charged a $100 withdrawal charge. After the late registration period, an additional portion of the tuition (plus fees) will be charged according to the tuition fee schedule.

Petitions to Drop or Withdraw after deadlines (University Appeal Committee)

University of Michigan-Flint policy provides students an opportunity to drop or withdraw without petitioning during certain deadlines. Dates and deadlines may be found at

In the event a deadline is missed, students may submit a petition for late drop or withdrawal with the University Appeal Committee, Office of the Registrar, 266 University Pavilion. Petitions and documentation must be received by the following deadlines:

Fall semester - March 31; Winter semester - July 31; Spring/Summer - Sept 1

Petitions will be considered for valid and documented medical reasons or the death of an immediate family member. Immediate family member is defined by the University of Michigan Standard Practice Guide as spouse or other qualified adult, son, daughter, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister (or spouse of any of them), of the student. If circumstances cannot be documented, petitions cannot be approved. Decisions of the University Appeal Committee are final.

Petition for Late Drop or Withdrawal