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 9, 2014
Kelly Cox
Prospective students applying to the University of Michigan should know this: Each college application, from the first one that arrives after the Common Application goes live on Aug. 1, to the very last one that arrives just before midnight on Feb.1, will receive the same thorough review.
September 22, 2014
Erica Sanders

There was a time, perhaps not so long ago, that students graduated from college, found a job—or maybe even a career—and stayed in that career until retirement. They earned a gold watch, collected a pension, and walked slowly into the sunset.

But the world has changed. Life isn’t like that anymore. Life isn’t about one job, one direction, one career. And college isn’t about that either.

I speak to groups of students and parents all of the time; groups unsettled by our constantly changing, fast-moving, high-tech world. They’ll ask me—is college really worth it?

September 17, 2014
Sally Lindsley

If you want a spot on the team, then you have to be ready to compete—whether it’s an academic or athletic team.

That’s one way to think about college applications. We all know that if we want something—whether it’s a job, a good grade, or yes, acceptance to a particular university, we need to commit. We need to prepare.

And most importantly, we need to start early.