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.


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?

February 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. 

February 9, 2017
Don Jordan

Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of body movements, so it only makes sense that the Leaders and Best in U-M's School of Kinesiology would want to get kids moving as a way to combat childhood obesity.

February 8, 2017
Don Jordan

Most University of Michigan students know the old legend that says if you kiss your college sweetheart underneath the West Hall Engineering Arch at midnight, you’ll eventually tie the knot. And while there haven’t been any rigorous, peer-reviewed studies to support the arch’s matchmaking mystique, the spot has become popular for wedding and engagement photos.

January 26, 2017
Pamela W. Fowler

Students entering U-M this fall have started to receive estimated financial aid awards for the 2017-18 year, about two months earlier than in previous years. This is due, in part, to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) being made available to students and families last fall.

Previously, students could not complete the FAFSA until Jan. 1.

December 22, 2016

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions team wishes you and your family a warm, relaxing holiday season and all the best for 2017.

In celebration of the holidays, our office and call center will close at 5 p.m. tomorrow (12/23) and reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 3. During this time, our website is an excellent source for admissions information, deadlines, and announcements. You may find the following links and resources to be especially helpful during this time:

December 20, 2016
Julien N. Brathwaite

Dear prospective Wolverines,

On March 18, 2012, I found myself on a plane heading back to New York after I had visited Ann Arbor for the first time.

This particular flight, however, had me sitting with a bevy of mixed emotions.

November 9, 2016
Erica Sanders

There's a word that comes up often in our application review process at the University of Michigan: holistic.

It's a word more often associated with health care or medicine than college admissions, so when your admissions counselor tells you that we have a holistic review process, it’s natural to be a little confused.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this adjective as "relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts."

October 11, 2016
Kelly Cox

Every year when it’s time to apply to college, there’s a group of high school students who are confident that the University of Michigan is a top choice for them. They’ve studied their options and just know – Michigan is definitely a top contender.

Those are the students that should strongly consider an Early Action application. Our Early Action decision plan allows students to submit their application by Nov. 1, a bit earlier than the Regular Decision deadline of Feb. 1. By filing “EA," students get an initial notification from us a bit earlier as well – by Dec. 24.