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.


October 19, 2018
Amanda Blanchette and Melissa Purdy

We know the admissions process can be daunting, time-consuming, and anxiety-ridden. But it doesn’t have to be. U-M admissions counselors put together these tips to help make the freshman application process as stress-free as possible.

October 17, 2018
Yilin Yang

I make no secret of the fact that Michigan was not my “dream college.” In high school, I was a pathological overachiever – a frenzied neurotic and shameless STEM-Lord – and I got it into my head that all of my past four years' work would be for naught if I weren't accepted by Harvard, Stanford, or MIT.

October 3, 2018
Maryam Masood

How will your life change once you become a Wolverine? Student blogger, Maryam Masood (#Victors2022), shares 11 ways you'll change after you move to Ann Arbor. Also, head over to @UmichAdmissions story on Instagram to ask Maryam a question!  

September 28, 2018
Sweetland Center for Writing interns and faculty

Whether you're working on your U-M application essays or in the midst of your fall course load, we think you'll find this advice on essay writing from the Sweetland Center for Writing valuable.  

September 26, 2018
Zane Harding

There are endless paths to pursue at the University of Michigan. Many fantastic advisors and professors helped guide me.

August 30, 2018
Logan Corey and Robby Griswold

Michigan Learning Communities (MLC's) are an integral part of campus life; there's 13 MLC's to choose from on campus! Future Wolverines, make sure to familiarize yourself with these incredible living and learning opportunities, and keep your favorite MLC's in mind when filling out your application. 

August 29, 2018
Adam Fivenson

"Why Go Blue?" is a series that features alumni, their decision to Go Blue, and how that decision has impacted their careers and lives. 

August 8, 2018
Elizabeth Schmuhl

Welcome to 10 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.

August 3, 2018
Sweetland Center for Writing interns and faculty

No matter how accomplished or confident a writer you are, every writer benefits from having someone else read their work. That's why U-M has the incredible Sweetland Center for Writing on various locations throughout campus. Best of all, their services are free to use for every Wolverine! 

July 30, 2018
Elizabeth Schmuhl

Part of the reason Wolverines are so successful is because they know when to ask for help. U-M has a robust list of campus support services to help students in a myriad of ways. Better yet, all of these services are free! Read through the list, check out the services’ websites,  and start thinking about the ones you want to check out once you’re on campus.