Registrar Services

The primary responsibility of Detroit Mercy Law's Registrar's Office is to provide excellent service and official information to students, faculty, administration, staff, and outside constituencies. The Registrar’s Office maintains all academic and international records for current students, students who attended but did not graduate, and alumni. The Registrar’s Office also collects and disseminates student, alumni, and academic information through methods that ensure the integrity and security of all data in compliance with the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is a Federal Law that protects the privacy of student records.

Below is a list of Registrar Services:

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    Contact Information + Hours

    BUSINESS HOURS

    Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Evening Hours:  By Appointment
    lawregistrar@udmercy.edu 

    STAFF

    Shamaila S. Khan, Assistant Dean and Registrar
    (313) 596-9828 | khanss@udmercy.edu

    Megan Featherstone, Associate Registrar
    (313) 596-0212 | featheme@udmercy.edu 

    Please include your T# on emails for faster service and CRN when discussing a specific course.
    Office of the Reigstrar requires two to three business days to complete requests.
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    Academic Calendars, Course Schedules, and Current Registration Information

    CATALOG

    2020-21 Course Catalog

    ACADEMIC CALENDAR

    2020-2021 Academic Calendar (10/22/20)

    COURSE SCHEDULES

    Students should always check their accounts to make sure they are cleared to register before the upcoming registration period begins.

    Winter 2021 Registration and Information Manual

    Winter 2021 Course and Exam Schedule DRAFT (11/11/20)

    Fall 2020 Registration and Information Manual

    Fall 2020 Course and Exam Schedule (08/24/20)

     

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    Web Registration and My Portal

    You can access the online system from on or off campus. 

    Login to the My Portal (my.udmercy.edu) using your Detroit Mercy username and password. If this is your first time logging in, go to my.udmercy.edu, click on “Activate Account,” enter your My Portal username: [Provided by Admissions], log in to your Detroit Mercy email account and open the message entitled “Detroit Mercy Password Reset.” Click on the link in the message to create a password. For further assistance, please contact the University IT Help Desk at (313) 993-1500.

    For instructions on other services available through My Portal (my.udmercy.edu), please refer to What Would You Like To Do.

    To Register:

    Login to the My Portal (my.udmercy.edu)
    Click “Registration” under “Self-Service – Student”
    Click “Register for Classes”
    Select the term
    If you or your advisor created a plan using the “Plan Ahead” tool, click on the “Plans” tab and select 2 “Add All.”
    If you have CRNs, click on the “Enter CRNs” tab. Enter your CRNs and select “Add to Summary.”
    If you have not created a plan and do not have CRNs, click on the “Find Classes” to search and add your classes.

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    Forms

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    Tuition, Fees, and Methods of Payment

    Tuition

    Cost of Attendance

    Late Registration Fee

    $200.00 for students who register after the first day of the semester.

    Student Bar Association (SBA) Dues

    $55.00 each fall/winter and $25.00 each summer for all enrolled students.

    Parking Fee

    $515 for the academic year

    Service Charge on Past-Due Balances
    A fee of 1.5% per month will be charged on the unpaid balance of any delinquent account.

    Methods of Payment

    Checks are accepted at the Law School Student Service Center. For any other forms of payment and all Student Accounting questions, please contact the Student Accounting Office.

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    Grades and Transcripts

    Grades can be found through 'Self-Service – Student' in My Portal as soon as they are available. Grading Distributions are posted to the Registrar's TWEN site

    Grading Policy

    All transcripts are handled at the McNichols Campus Office of the Registrar.  

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    Holds

    If you have a hold on your record, you will NOT be allowed to register or make adjustments to your schedule until the hold is removed. If you have a hold, you must contact the office that placed the hold on your account, and meet the conditions of the hold. Please allow sufficient time for your hold to be removed before your registration period begins.

    To View Holds on Your Account:

    Login to the My Portal (my.udmercy.edu) 
    Click Student Profile 
    Click “Student Account” 
    Click “View Holds” 
    Contact the appropriate office to resolve the issue

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    Pass/No Pass Elective Courses

    The Pass/No Pass form is available here. In order to take an elective as pass/no pass, you must have at least 30 credit hours completed. You can make a maximum of one course pass/no pass each semester. During your law school career, you may have a maximum of eleven credit hours of pass/no pass credits, which include Externship, Law Review, Moot Court, or any other mandated pass/no pass courses.  You must turn in the Pass/No Pass form by the last day of classes or the day before the exam is administered, whichever comes first. 

    Courses that do not have the Pass/No Pass Option for Fall 2020

    Courses that do not have the Pass/No Pass Option for Winter 2021

    Pass/No Pass form can be emailed to lawregistrar@udmercy.edu

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    Directed Research

    The Directed Research form or the Directed Research: Transnational form must be signed by a resident faculty member responsible for overseeing the project. If the supervising faculty member is an adjunct faculty member, the form must be signed by him or her and co-signed by a resident faculty member. Completed and signed Directed Research forms are due in the Law School Registrar's Office by the end of the add/drop period each Term.
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    Degree Evaluation and Application for Graduation

    Students have access to their Degree Evaluation at any time through 'Self-Service – Student' in My Portal (my.udmercy.edu). It is recommended that students check their Degree Evaluation on a regular basis. The application for graduation is now done through Self Service. 

    Students should apply to graduate during their last year. The $135 graduation fee is assessed to the student's account once they apply.

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    Information for International Students

    Most up to date information for F-1 status students can be found here:

    https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students

    Canadian Border Commuters

    Canadian non-immigrant F-1 students who have been issued an I-20 and are studying in the United States may live in Canada and commute to school in the US. See below for more information:

    https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students/prepare/students-and-the-form-i-20

    Employment

    F-1 students who have completed a full academic year of coursework are eligible for work permission (OPT) as a benefit of the F-1 visa. Below is more information:

    Pre-completion OPT instructions and application

    Post-completion OPT instructions and application

    School of Law DSOs

    Please contact any of the following for questions about F-1 status at the School of Law:

    Megan Featherstone
    313-596-0212
    featheme@udmercy.edu

    Jeff Johnson
    313-596-0206
    johnsoe1@udmercy.edu

    Stephanie Winbigler
    313-596-9841
    winbigsn@udmercy.edu

    Kate Brink Harrison
    313-596-0232
    kate.harrison@udmercy.edu

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    Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and Directory Information

    In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the following pieces of information are considered "Directory Information" by the School of Law: a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, previous schools attended and degrees earned, email address, photograph, school division (i.e., full-time, extended program, JD/MBA, Dual JD Program, etc.), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and degree and awards received from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

    Students, who do not wish their directory information be disclosed to non-official University personnel in accordance with FERPA, need to complete, sign, and turn in a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form to the Office of the Registrar.