BBA Admission FAQs:
Q: What is the essay question for the preferred admission
Include a full discussion of your interest in the Ross School of Business in
the second essay of the U-M supplement to the
Application. That question reads as follows: "Describe the unique
qualities that attract you to the specific School or College (including
preferred admission and dual-degree programs) to which you are applying at the
University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?"
Q: When will I receive a decision about my preferred admission application?
If you receive your admission offer from the University of Michigan's Office of Undergraduate
Admissions by December 31, 2012, the BBA Admissions office will deliver your Ross Preferred Admission
decision no later than April 1, 2013.
If you receive your admission offer from the University of Michigan's Office of Undergraduate Admissions
on January 1, 2013 or later, the BBA Admissions office will deliver your Ross Preferred Admission decision
by April 15, 2013.
Q: What courses look good to the Ross Admissions Committee?
We want to see how well you perform academically through the end of your
senior year in high school, particularly in quantitative courses such as Math.
We recommend you take courses that are both challenging and appropriate for you.
We encourage AP, IB, or similar advanced courses when you, your parents, and
your guidance counselor believe they are appropriate. Students who take a
large number of non-graded or non-academic courses will probably not be as
competitive as other applicants.
Q: Will my senior-year grades be considered as a part of my
After you have been offered preferred admission, we ask you to submit first-
and second-semester transcripts directly to us. We will give you more
details in the letter of admission.
Q: If I don't apply or am not accepted for preferred admission, may I apply for regular admission
when I'm a U-M freshman?
YES, we encourage it! The two application processes are separate.
Q: What is the November 1 "priority review" deadline?
The Ross School of Business gives preference to freshman applications
submitted by the U-M Early Action
Q: How many spaces are available, and what are
Admission is highly selective. View the
2012 BBA Class Profiles for our most recent admission statistics. We
anticipate having 100-125 preferred admission spaces for freshman entering in Fall 2013.
Q: How difficult are the freshman-year requirements? What if I don't meet them?
The vast majority of preferred admission students who take their studies seriously, manage their
time well, and use support services are able to meet the small number of
PA program requirements. The very few
students who believe they might not meet the requirements are welcome to
apply for Regular Admission, even while they remain in the Preferred Admission program.
Q: Do Preferred Admission students live in the same residence hall
or receive priority in housing assignments?
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