Get the inside scoop about life at U-M and applying to Michigan from Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff and guest student and faculty writers.


December 4, 2019
Lisa Kim

Get ready to launch your career – even from your first day – as a student at the University of Michigan. Here’s just a sampling of some of the best and most interesting opportunities that Michigan provides you as you translate your major and your interests into a fulfilling and rewarding career.

November 26, 2019
Maryam Masood

It’s that time of year again…course registration! As a sophomore in LSA interested in social sciences and the humanities, I realized I’ve flown through three semesters and avoided taking a natural science course. For those who are unfamiliar, LSA requires students to take a minimum of seven credits in natural science (with a total area distribution requirement of 30 credits. For the full details, click here).  

November 20, 2019
Lisa Kim

I cannot believe that it’s already November. Your girl has stayed busy with classes, work, the internship search, and hanging out with friends. Here’s what’s happened in the life of a computer science senior over the last three months, all in a couple of words and a whole lot of pictures.

November 4, 2019
Zane Harding

Happy First-Gen/STEAM Student Day! Today, I'm going to walk you through a couple of valuable resources on campus available to first-gen and STEAM students. One of the greatest things about the University of Michigan is the sheer amount of incredible resources available. The key to utilizing all of these resources, of course, is knowing that they're available. Go Blue!

October 30, 2019
Zane Harding

Did you know some classes, such as intro-level musicology courses, have discussion sections on the eighth floor of the Burton Memorial Tower (pictured above)?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re applying to colleges and you hear this anecdote when you mention that you are applying to the University of Michigan: “Oh, that’s a very big school. Your classes are going to be way too big. You’ll never be able to get individualized help in those courses.”

October 22, 2019
Lisa Kim

This month, I had the opportunity to ask some questions of Kristin Bhaumik, who is an associate director in the Office of Financial Aid. Financial aid is an important part of attending college, and making sure that college is affordable is also a huge priority for the University of Michigan, so here’s some more information that I hope can help you Go Blue.

October 21, 2019
Logan Corey and Robby Griswold

Have you heard of the Residential College? The RC is an amazing community full of engaged, academically curious and socially aware students! To set the record straight, here are eight myths about the RC (and the real truths):

October 15, 2019
Yilin Yang

As a high school senior trying to chart the trajectory of your entire future adult life, it is easy to be swept along by the anxiety of your parents and peers. This is natural – when making hard life choices, your opinions are shaped by those around you – but it can also be confusing, misleading, or alarming when it doesn't need to be.

October 8, 2019
Maryam Masood

I recently started taking a hip-hop class. The decision was made on a whim about two weeks into the semester when I was sitting with a friend in the S. State St. Starbucks, half-studying, half-complaining about how I didn’t have any free time anymore. 

Like any other quintessential overachiever at Michigan, I keep busy. Between 16 credits, roughly a 10-hour work week, student org shenanigans, and occasional blogging, I probably fall somewhere in the middle on a spectrum between the cruising and overloaded student.               

October 3, 2019
Zane Harding

The University of Michigan is a large school, and it’s important to find your community here if you really want to maximize your college experience. But… what if you could create your community yourself?