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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (46), Grades (67), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (35)
If you want to go to Michigan, start planningFeb 24 2005Psychology
If you want to go to Michigan, start planning early in your HS career. Be ready to explain any bad grades, and prepare well for the ACT/SAT. Get involved in extracurriculars.
ACT: 28 Female
I needed to write many essays, have a teacherFeb 15 2005Chemical Engineering
I needed to write many essays, have a teacher and couselor paper.
ACT: 35 Male
I would highly suggest weighing all your options beforeJan 23 2005Political Science
I would highly suggest weighing all your options before committing to ANY school.
ACT: 28 Male
First of all, i'm in-state and i think allJan 11 2005PreMed and Medical
first of all, i'm in-state and i think all mich residents should consider themselves fortunate that they can pay in-state tuition and get an absolutely kickass education. moving on heres what i did to get in: i was very lazy, refused to do my homework, had virtually no extracurriculars whotsoever, spent all of HS skateboarding, playing nintendo and hanging out with friends. i ended HS w/ a 2.8 gpa but. but i was a 'legacy' and i pwned my SAT's. i had a 1550 SAT(800M,750V) and perfect SAT2's in bio, chem, physics, and math. so that's prolly what got me in.

when i got here, i decided that i had to some work if i wanted to make above minimum wage so i put in some effort to maintain a high gpa and studied my ass of for the m-cats. eventually got into the med-school here which is one of the very best in the country. so i guess it all worked out for me but i wouldnt necessarily reccomend doing what i did. :-)
SAT: 1540 Male

The three most important factors are obviously grades, testDec 14 2004PreMed and Medical
The three most important factors are obviously grades, test scores, and the written application (more specifically, the essays). If you're in the top 10-20% of your class, have taken a reasonable number of the AP/Honors classes offered at your school, and do pretty well on the ACT or SAT (28+ or 1300+), then you're golden in terms of getting in. The essays and letters of recommendation are crucial for merit scholarships, so take your time, have some teachers critique them, and then start applying for the awards that you're not automatically considered for. For many of the more competitive and substantial awards, you should be near or at the top of your class, have an ACT of ~32/33+ or an SAT of ~1450+, and put even more care into the essays.
ACT: 34 Female
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