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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (46), Grades (67), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (35)
I was involved in one club all 4 yearsDec 31 2009Unknown
I was involved in one club all 4 years of high school. I did a lot of community service in the states as well as in other countries. I also participated in many programs in our nations capital and in other states. U-M looks for well rounded students. I didn't have stellar test scores or grades, but I did do other things that made me stand out. When you come to U-M don't slack off. Start studying hard early because you will be surprised at how hard and how fast things pick up.
ACT: 23 SAT: 1590 Male
I transferred from a community collegeDec 19 2009Aerospace Engineering
I transferred from a community college. I don't recommend going this route. It may be cheaper, but you're not going to be prepared for UofM's method. When I transferred, I had a 3.7 gpa, I was an officer in a math and physics club, honor society, worked as a tutor, and I'm a military veteran. Others that transferred had similar backgrounds minus the military. So coming out to high school: 3.8gpa, sport or academic club, charity work, and something that shows that you've been in a leadership position.
Don't write in essay "I had an A average in HS"May 15 2009Economics
Don't write in essay "I had an A average in HS". Avg HS GPA to get in here is an A-. but mich has a pretty high acceptance rate compared to other schools. It's a public Ivy anyway.

volunteer and stuff. be open-minded.
SAT: 1290 Female

Getting in was pretty simple, I just got aApr 17 2009Psychology
Getting in was pretty simple, I just got a good score on my ACT and was involved in a lot of extra curriculars. I don't know how much weight they put on the essays you write for your application, but they're short and the usual kind of college bs, like "how have you experienced diversity in your life", etc etc.

To get in, I reccommend you retake the ACT a few times to get your best possible score, join some clubs at school, and learn how to write (or bs) good essays about "life changing experiences".
ACT: 32 Female

I don't think it is that difficult to getApr 08 2009Civil Engineering
I don't think it is that difficult to get in, put up a 32 act 3.9, one or two high school extra curricular activities and magic happens everytime. Ross B-School Pre-admit is a BITCH- the profile ideally should include 1520+ on math/verbal, a business that makes money or better yet is in the 'helping buisness' , my brother actually go in, but he did not get a satisfactory scholarship- He is at MIT right now- in fact, I think he might be a bad example because I am not sure anyone actually is as impressive here; that you might meet on a regular basis.
REMEMBER on the essay
don't be selfish sounding... ect.

PS I actually transferred from LSA to Engineering- fun story
ACT: 29 Male

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