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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.

 

March 23, 2017
Alexa Caruso

It’s a common saying around here – “it’s easy to make a big school feel small, but it’s a lot harder to make a small school feel big.”

With a current undergraduate population of nearly 29,000 students, it’s understandable that some people might feel a tad overwhelmed at the thought of coming to such a big school.

But as a junior at Michigan, I can tell you that this saying rings with truth. It is easy to make a big school feel small, and it starts with getting involved on campus.

But sometimes you find your place on campus where you least expect it.

March 20, 2017
Don Jordan

Like some PBS nature documentary on the changing of the seasons, the University of Michigan’s campus undergoes a beautiful transformation as the gray, frosty days of winter give way to the greener, sunnier, more pleasant days of spring.

Ann Arbor’s abundant trees regain their leaves. The Diag brims with students studying on blankets, throwing Frisbees, reading in hammocks, demonstrating around the brass block “M,” or just enjoying the long-overdue sunshine. Campus events shift in setting from the warm indoors of winter to the warm outdoors of spring.

March 14, 2017
Don Jordan

If you've recently attempted to complete your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may have noticed something is a bit off.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which automatically pulls in tax data to the FAFSA form, is currently unavailable and is likely to stay that way for a while.

That's... just... 

March 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. 

Let’s say hello to Kristin Heinrich, a senior admissions counselor whose recruitment territory covers nearly the entire northern half of Michigan, most of the state’s picturesque tourist destinations, three Great Lakes, and the entire Upper Peninsula.

March 9, 2017
Don Jordan

Making the transition from living at home with your folks to the independence of university life can be both exciting and intimidating.

New friends. New city. New living arrangement. Not to mention, the adjustment to the rigors of a college course load.

March 3, 2017
Don Jordan

Even if it’s hard to tell on a snowy, blustery Ann Arbor day like this one, summer is coming.

At the University of Michigan, that means a more laid-back vibe, outdoor events and festivals, and plenty of summer experiences designed to give high school students a taste of the college life.

March 1, 2017
Don Jordan

Making the transition from living at home with your folks to the independence of university life can be both exciting and intimidating.

New friends. New city. New living arrangement.

Not to mention, the adjustment to the rigors of a college course load.

For a lot of students, this is where Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) come in.

February 27, 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 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: 

https://admissions.umich.edu/