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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 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: 

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?

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