Academic Information

Academic Information

Cyberbear ^

  • Cyberbear is the hub for student registration, grades, and bills.
  • Registration is usually available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • In order to access Cyberbear, the student is required to enter their NetID, provided in the student’s acceptance packet, and PIN (Personal Identification Number).
  • The first time a student logs in to Cyberbear, the student’s PIN will be the last six digits of that individual’s student ID number (790#).  

Registration ^

  • All students register for classes via Cyberbear
  • Incoming International exchange students may register for classes before their arrival to UM, as long as they've received their assigned 790 number from our office. If students choose to register prior to their arrival, they will increase their likelihood of enrolling in their preferred classes and still have the option to change their classes after they arrive.  
  • Students at the undergraduate level must register for at least 12 credits, which is "full-time student status"; students at the graduate level must register for at least 9 credits.  
  • Every student will be assigned an academic advisor in their acceptance packet to assist with choosing appropriate courses. You will need to receive your advising PIN from your advisor in order to register for classes. They will likely only provide this PIN once you've come to an agreement on the classes you wish to take.
  • Please note that some classes may require extra fees, which will appear in your Cyberbear semester bill upon registration. These extra fees will also be listed in the class descriptions as you register.
  • Here is the list and explanation for any registration errors you could encounter.

UM Course Catalog ^

  • A listing of all courses offered by UM for any given academic year can be accessed through the University Catalog.

Building a Class Schedule ^

  • To see which specific classes will be taught in the next semester or have been available in past years, you can visit the Course Search Tool.
  • Students can search for classes and find information about their scheduled day, time, professor, location, description and prerequisites.
  • Any special fees for the classes (for which the student will be responsible) are listed in the course descriptions.  
  • It is important to note the five-digit Course Request Number (CRN), as this number will be required for registration.

ESL Course Recommendations ^

  • Students with a TOEFL score of 500-525 are strongly recommended to enroll in Intermediate English for Academic Purposes: EASL 250 during their first semester and EASL 251 during their second semester.
  • Students with a TOEFL score of 526-580 are strongly recommended to enroll in Advanced English for Academic Purposes: EASL 450 during their first semester and EASL 451 during their second semester.

Ready to Register: Step by Step Guide ^

Register for classes using CyberBear
  • Log into Cyber and select “Student Services”. On the black menu bar on the left-hand-side, select “Registration”
  • Select the term “Autumn Semester 2021,” then click Submit.
  • Select “Register for Classes” once you’re ready to finalize your course schedule. Once more select the term “Autumn Semester 2021,” then Continue.
  • In the Course Search tool, you will be able to filter classes through a variety of options, such as Subject, Course Number, Title, Instruction Modality (“Attendance Method”), and more. We recommend searching specifically for courses located at “Campus/Course Location” “UM-Msla
  • Learn more about the class by selecting the underlined course Title. Speak with your assigned academic advisor or email the instructor directly if you have questions or concerns.
  • If you’re ready to register for a class, select “Add” in the far right-hand-side of the row.
  • Once you’ve selected the classes you wish to take (make sure you’re meeting the minimum credit requirement for your exchange program), then select “Submit” in the lower-right-hand corner.
  • If you’re asked for your PIN, you will need to contact your Academic Advisor for your student registration pin before you can finalize your registration.
  • If you receive the message that there is a "health hold" on your account, this means that Curry Health Center has not received your Pre-Registration Immunization requirements form, or that they have not finished reviewing it.
  • If you receive the message that a particular class is "full" and it is one that you very much want to take:
    • You should email the instructor immediately to request being put on the waitlist. Explain that you are an exchange student and that you are on campus for only a limited time. Some professors will instruct you to attend the beginning of the full class, and wait for potential spots to open. Therefore, do not wait to contact the professor of the class for further instruction.
    • Other times, you might be placed on the “Waiting List” for the class. Immediately contact the professor, inquiring whether or not you should attend the class while on the Waiting List. Explain that you are an exchange student and that you are on campus for only a limited time. Many instructors will be understanding of this and allow you to register for the class.
  • If you are still having trouble, please come talk to the staff at Global Engagement, and we will assist you.
  • If you registered for any classes that have special course fees, you need to pay for these when you finalize your bill.
  • If you wish to change classes after you have registered, you must use CyberBear to "drop" one class and "add" the other class you wish to take in its place. If you forget to drop a class that you do not want, you may receive a failing grade in that class, even though you never attended!