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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.

 

September 12, 2017
Alexa Caruso

I still remember researching colleges, four long years ago. I was caught between two totally different types of schools – a big school like Michigan with a variety of majors, or a much smaller school that only taught different types of art.

Ask anyone that knows me, and they’ll tell you that I’m an art and design major. Art is something that I’ve loved ever since I was young, so I knew I wanted to go to a school with a good art program. But with such different options how was I to choose?

August 24, 2017
Alexandra Ngo

In a couple of days,  Ann Arbor is going to be filled with students returning to campus: seniors, juniors, sophomores, and graduate students. They all know the rhythm and routine of moving in and bring what they swear is the result of a perfect packing list, yet they ultimately include things they do not actually need.

August 22, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to Get to Know Your 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. 

After growing up in a military family and spending most of his childhood moving from one location to the next, Kyle Small is building a home for himself - both literally (see question 15) and figuratively - at the University of Michigan. 

August 17, 2017
Don Jordan

Nothing can ruin a beautiful football Saturday like waking up with a splitting headache, runny nose, and the growing urge to expel the previous night’s Chipotle.

But, hey, it happens.

With all the new people, the close quarters of classrooms and residence halls, and plummeting temperatures keeping more people – and their germs – indoors, your first semester can be a true test of your immune system.

August 15, 2017
Don Jordan

Welcome to Get to Know Your 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. 

With the online application now open and the fall student recruiting season set to begin, Greta Adornetto's life is about to get a whole lot busier. 

August 10, 2017
Alexa Caruso

I remember being in your shoes, Dear Reader. Waiting at my computer, biting my nails, refreshing my email every hour.

When will the email about housing come?

August 8, 2017
Don Jordan

There’s a lot of preparation that goes into the move from your childhood home to the campus of a large school like the University of Michigan.

There’s a dorm room that needs to be decked out. There’s the new planners, notebooks, and various shades of highlighter to be procured. And, of course, there’s a least a little bit of maize-and-blue apparel to be purchased for football Saturdays and other campus events.

But what about your smart phone?

August 4, 2017
Samantha Soren

As summer break comes to an end, I have been dreaming of football games, the first days of classes, and, of course, Pizza House cheesy bread.

Just thinking about these classic University of Michigan experiences makes me all the more nostalgic for those very first days I spent here.  

August 1, 2017
Don Jordan

The college application season can be a nerve-racking time for high school seniors, especially those vying for a coveted spot in a selective school like the University of Michigan.

There’s the essays. There’s the letters of rec. There’s the deadlines.

And there’s the waiting. UGH, THE WAITING! It can be excruciating!

July 27, 2017
Don Jordan

In an effort to simplify and streamline the college admission process for some students, the University of Michigan is offering prospective Wolverines two options for submitting an online application starting Aug. 1.

Students may continue to complete the Common Application, which the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions began accepting in 2010 and is now collected at about 700 colleges and universities around the world.

https://admissions.umich.edu/