Degree Requirements

Retention of Student Work

The faculty reserves the right to retain examples of student work, done in conjunction with class assignments, for purposes of illustration, instruction, and exhibition.

College Use of Digital Media

The college may record/capture video, audio, and/or images of students and student work during regular college activities (i.e. class sessions, lectures, exhibits, studio critiques, group meetings, etc.). These media may be made available in various forms to describe and/or promote college activities and programs in a variety of ways consistent with the mission of the college and university.


All incoming undergraduate and graduate students are required to attend Taubman College Orientation. Sessions are dependent on a student’s term of admittance and typically take place just prior to the start of their first term (summer or fall). Students will receive detailed orientation information following their matriculation into a degree program. First-Year students admitted directly to Taubman College will attend a First-Year Orientation Session coordinated through the Office of New Student Programs during the summer before their first term and attend the official Taubman College Orientation during the summer before their junior year. Questions can be directed to

Rackham students are also encouraged to attend the orientation programming offered by Rackham Graduate School.


Each student uses Wolverine Access, a web-based information system, to register for courses for each term. Students will receive detailed information about registering for courses via their University email account in advance of the registration period. A late registration fee will be assessed to students who register after the end of the scheduled registration period for any term or program.

Academic Counseling

All current students are assigned faculty advisors and also have access to full-time staff who serve as academic advisors. Throughout their period of enrollment, students are encouraged to consult with their own advisor and other members of the faculty regarding academic and career goals. Although faculty and administrators may assist a student in arranging an academic program, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting all program and degree requirements. View details regarding academic advisor assignments and availability.

Withdrawal From the Program

A student who wished to terminate his or her enrollment during the term is required to officially withdraw. The student is responsible for initiating the withdrawal and can do so by contacting the College Registrar. Any refund of fees is handled in accordance with University regulations through Student Financial Services.

Student Records

An academic file is maintained by the college for each student. The file contains admission materials, academic records and transcripts, correspondence, etc. The college endorses the university’s Policy on Student Records, which meets the standards set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Each student has the right to examine all materials in his or her file, except as prohibited by the above policies.

The college registrar and the administrative officers of the college, or their appointed representatives, shall have direct access to all records. All other persons, including faculty, may have access to portions of a student’s record only when so authorized by the student.

For transcripts, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Officer Education Programs

Officer education training programs are available to all students enrolled in the University of Michigan. Enrollment in officer education programs is voluntary, but the University and the armed forces expect each student who volunteers to meet the full obligations accepted. Since there are minor variations in the programs, interested students are encouraged to consult the chairpersons of the respective Army, Navy, and Air Force Officer Education Programs for information.

Questions regarding the granting of academic credit for Officer Education Program course elections for students in the Architecture Program should be directed to the Taubman College Registrar.

Student Appeal Procedure

It is the purpose of the appeal procedure to provide undergraduate and graduate students and faculty with a mechanism for review of student and faculty allegations about matters pertaining to student conduct, performance and status and/or faculty misconduct. The appeal procedure shall be available to both student and faculty members of Taubman College for review of grievances of academic matters, including, but not limited to:

  • All aspects of the degree process involving grading, evaluation, or status
  • Unjustified denial of student access to data or misappropriation of student data
  • Professional misconduct toward students
  • Unfair, discriminatory, or intimidating treatment of students, including sexual intimidation and discrimination due to disability

Procedure For Appeals

The first step is discussion of the grievance by the student and the faculty member. It is anticipated that most disputes can be resolved without recourse to other steps.

If not satisfied with the outcome of this discussion, either party may request time to discuss the problem with the appropriate program chair who will informally attempt to mediate and resolve the dispute.

If Step 2 fails to satisfy either party, he or she may request time to discuss the problem with the dean of the college, who will informally attempt to mediate and resolve the dispute.

Academic and Professional Conduct

Taubman College Academic and Professional Conduct Policy (PDF)