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:
Academic Calendars, Course Schedules, and Current Registration Information
Students should always check their accounts to make sure they are cleared to register before the upcoming registration period begins.
Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI)
Web Registration and TitanConnect Self Service
Login to the portal using your Detroit Mercy username and password. If this is your first time logging in, your username is the name portion of your email address and your password is 77####. The "####" represents the last four digits of your social security number. If you do not have a social security number, "####" represents your birth month and day. The first time you sign in, you will be prompted to change your password and establish two security questions and answers. For further assistance, please contact the University IT Help Desk at (313) 993-1500.
Additional Registration Forms
Tuition, Fees, and Methods of Payment
$1,347.40 per credit hour
Late Registration Fee
$200.00 for students who register after the first day of the semester.
Late Add Fee
$5.00 per credit hour for students who add courses after the 100% add/drop period.
Student Bar Association (SBA) Dues
$55.00 each fall/winter and $25.00 each summer for all enrolled students.
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.
Grades and Transcripts
HoldsIf 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.
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 before the end of the add/drop period each semester. Information regarding which elective courses will not be offered as Pass/No Pass can be found here.
Directed ResearchThe Directed Research form must be signed by a resident faculty member. 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. You must turn in the Directed Research form to the Law School Registrar's Office by the end of the add/drop period.
Degree Evaluation and Application for Graduation
Students have access to their Degree Evaluation at any time through TitanConnect. It is recommended that students check their Degree Evaluation on a regular basis. The application for graduation is now done through TitanConnect.
Students should apply to graduate during their last year. The $135 graduation fee is assessed to the student's account once they apply.
Immigration Information for Foreign Students
Application forms and related information for SEVIS Form I-20 for F1 Visa students are available through the University International Services Office. The Assistant Dean and Registrar, Loretta Lewins-Peck, is the School's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) and the Designated School Officials (DSOs) are Associate Director of Law Admissions, Stephanie Winbigler, and Assistant Dean, Jeffrey Johnson, with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The PDSO or DSOs can sign or re-issue SEVIS Form I-20s. The PDSO's or DSO's signature on the Form I-20 is valid for one year, therefore, it is highly recommended that F1 students pay close attention to the PDSO's or DSO's signature date on page 3 of their Form I-20. If the signature date is close to expiring, please stop by the Student Service Center for another signature.
F1 Visa students no longer enrolled in the Dual JD or JD Program and not engaged in Optional Practical Training (OPT) must surrender their I-94 card to the US Customs Official at the US border the last time they leave the US. Please read the back of the I-94 card for detailed instructions. Failure to do this will result in problems for those individuals trying to re-enter the US.
Optional practical training (OPT) is defined in the SEVP regulations as "temporary employment for practical training directly related to the student's major area of study." There are two types of OPT categories for law students: pre-completion and post-completion. It takes roughly three months for USCIS to process OPT applications. First year students are encouraged to file a Form I-765 for pre-completion OPT up to 90 days before being enrolled for one full academic year, provided that the period of employment will not start prior to the completion of the full academic year.
For post-completion OPT, the student must properly file his/her Form I-765 up to 90 days prior to and no later than 60 days after his/her program end date. The student must also file the Form I-765 with USCIS within 30 days of the date the PDSO enters the recommendation to OPT into his/her SEVIS record.
All completed applications for OPT must be processed through the School of Law Registrar's Office. Detailed OPT information, application forms, and instructions can be found at Detroit Mercy International Services.
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.