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We agree (but then again, we’re fairly partial).

Assuming that The Big House isn’t enough to make the case, Michigan’s campus also offers plenty of Gothic architecture, as well as a handful of buildings designed by renowned, 20th-century architect Albert Kahn. One of Kahn’s greatest,…

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If you want ultimately want to get a degree from the Ross School of Business, you’ll probably want to apply to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts along with applying for Preferred Admission to Ross. (You can’t start at Ross until sophomore year at the earliest, so PA is an early way to try and secure your spot, otherwise -even if denied for PA- you can apply as a transfer from LSA into Ross.)

You can read more about Preferred Admission on this chart, as well as seeing which schools you can apply to while also applying PA to Ross. umichadmissions.tumblr.com/post/95918680602/weve-had-a-lot-of-questions-about-dual

Asked Anonymous

They’re built right into the Common App. You literally can’t miss it (you won’t be able to submit without filling in that part)!
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Asked Anonymous

It’s not a bad thing!
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If you ask us to “chance” you we’re not going to do that. Many of you have been writing in with your GPAs, test scores, extracurriculars, schedules, etc. There isn’t some rule that says we will accept 68% of students with 3.7 GPAs and 29s on their ACT. The limit does not exist. Everyone is evaluated as an individual, looking at their essays, scores, curriculum, extracurriculars, etc and all of that is looked at in the context of the program to which you are applying. There is no way to be “chanced” and you shouldn’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you your odds, whether that person is a current student here or some rando on College Confidential. You can look at our average freshman profile and though it’s a good guide, it is by no means a guarantee or a barrier. 

 

Asked Anonymous
image Here are the specific Common App limits for the Essays:

For the short answer we state approximately 100 words, but allow for 150.
If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (Required for all applicants. Approximately 100 words)
Essay 1 is stated approximately 250 words, but will allow up to 300.
Essay #1 (Required for all applicants. Approximately 250 words)
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it.
Essay 2 is stated maximum 500 words, but will allow up to 650.
Essay #2 (Required for all applicants. 500 words maximum)
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?

If you go beyond the maximum allowed limits (150, 300, 650) the Common App will truncate your answer.
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You need to have at least one letter of recommendation from an academic (math, natural science, social science, foreign language, English, computer science) teacher. We would strongly encourage applicants to the College of Engineering to have at least one letter of recommendation from a math or science teacher. 
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michiganengineering:

Over the course of six weeks, we documented a group of students whose lives revolved around a room in Bursley Hall on North Campus and each other.

To view more photos and learn the story behind it all, visit here: http://umicheng.in/Bursley

 

Asked Anonymous

We will not look at your tumblr page no matter how awesome your tumblr name is. Rest assured, even if we did, we probably wouldn’t have any idea who you are and we definitely wouldn’t be adding it to your record or anything like that. That would just be a jerk move on our part. FURTHERMORE, we (the tumblr folks) aren’t the ones who review applications (those awesome people are down the hall). Our non-social-media duties include designing all the fun invitations, booklets, posters, t-shirts, and ultimately (hopefully) Admit Packs that you all get throughout the year. So, please, do not fear to be un-anonymous! It allows us to respond to you privately and that’s super helpful for everyone. 

(Also, we all have personal accounts… we know what tumblr is like.)
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First off, great tumblr name! You should still apply Early Action. An upward trend is great - hopefully it’s an immediate yes! However, they may request your seventh semester (first semester of senior year) grades, before they can give you a decision. In the mean time, finish up your app and keep killing it in your classes and life!
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Anything BEYOND 300 words is going to get truncated by the Common App and we’ll never see them. If you have a 350 word essay, you’re going to lose the last 50 words. Cut it down!
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There is nowhere better than Michigan to go exploring!

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Free ice cream!? Cookies?! LIGHT REFRESHMENTS!??!?!?! Oh, and also you get to meet President Schlissel? Win. Win. Win.

Sign us up to #PartyWithThePresident. We hope to see all our #victors2018 there!

We’ve had a lot of questions about Dual Applications and Preferred Admission. Hopefully these charts will make it a little easier to understand!

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How could you not love Michigan?

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