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.


February 23, 2017
Don Jordan

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and if you think that sounds a little silly, ask yourself a question: 

What is the difference between federal subsidized and unsubsidized student loans?

Or, what is included in the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) formula for the 2017-2018 school year?

February 21, 2017
Don Jordan

As an undergrad at the University of Michigan, chances are you’ll be spending plenty of time at the iconic Michigan Union.

With its food court, coffee shops, book store, and event spaces, it’s a great place to grab a gyro, study for a midterm, buy a Harbaugh bobblehead for your dad’s birthday, or meet up with friends.

As the Union nears its 100th birthday in 2019, there are plenty of stories to tell and facts to share. Here are five good ones: 

February 16, 2017
Don Jordan

It’s early, and you hop aboard the Blue Bus to make it to your first class of the morning. 

Sure, you could strike up a conversation with some of your bleary-eyed fellow passengers or sit in quiet reflection and mindfully set an intention for the day, but there may be an even better use of the down time traveling between classes - whether by bus, bike, or boots.

February 15, 2017
Don Jordan

With an acceptance letter in hand, you may think that the final few months of senior year will be smooth sailing. Time to put your feet up, relax, and start browsing shower caddies on Amazon, right?

February 13, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to 20 Questions for an Admissions Counselor, an occasional series that spotlights some of the talented and passionate people who travel near and far to recruit new Wolverines for the University of Michigan. 

February 9, 2017
Don Jordan

Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of body movements, so it only makes sense that the Leaders and Best in U-M's School of Kinesiology would want to get kids moving as a way to combat childhood obesity.

February 8, 2017
Don Jordan

Most University of Michigan students know the old legend that says if you kiss your college sweetheart underneath the West Hall Engineering Arch at midnight, you’ll eventually tie the knot. And while there haven’t been any rigorous, peer-reviewed studies to support the arch’s matchmaking mystique, the spot has become popular for wedding and engagement photos.

February 6, 2017
Don Jordan

If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know that the University of Michigan is a pretty amazing place. But when making that important decision on whether to enroll, you really need to experience the university firsthand.

You need to walk the campus. You need to meet some people. You need to find the nearest burrito place.

January 26, 2017
Pamela W. Fowler

Students entering U-M this fall have started to receive estimated financial aid awards for the 2017-18 year, about two months earlier than in previous years. This is due, in part, to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) being made available to students and families last fall.

Previously, students could not complete the FAFSA until Jan. 1.

December 22, 2016

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions team wishes you and your family a warm, relaxing holiday season and all the best for 2017.

In celebration of the holidays, our office and call center will close at 5 p.m. tomorrow (12/23) and reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 3. During this time, our website is an excellent source for admissions information, deadlines, and announcements. You may find the following links and resources to be especially helpful during this time: