High School Students
Preferred Admission guarantees exceptional
high-school seniors a place in the three-year
Ross BBA program if they meet a few requirements
during their freshman year at Michigan.
Preferred Admission freshmen learn more about
the Ross School of Business and take a course in
the BBA Core curriculum.
We receive your preferred admission application only after the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions admits you, and we conduct our own holistic review of applications.
Admission through the preferred track is extremely competitive. See the
2012 Preferred Admission Class Profile for our most recent admission statistics. All applicants must first receive an offer of summer or fall admission to U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA); the College of Engineering;
the School of Kinesiology (Sport Management only); the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; or the School of Art & Design.
If you do not receive preferred admission, please come to U-M, then apply for regular admission during your freshman year. About 75 percent of Ross BBAs enter the program through regular admission.
Once you receive preferred admission, you must meet the following requirements during your freshman year at U-M:
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.300 or higher by the end of your freshman winter term.
- GPAs are not rounded up from 3.299. If you elect courses on the optional pass/fail basis, we will recalculate your GPA to reflect the actual letter grades you earned.
- Complete First-Year Writing, Economics 101, and any course in Calculus I, II, or III at U-M, each with a grade of C or better, by the end of your freshman winter term.
- AP credit for Calculus I or II (Math 120 or 121) will substitute for the required course in calculus.
- IB or A-level credit for Economics 101 and U-M Calculus I, II, or III will substitute for the required courses in economics and calculus.
- Earn at least 27 credits at U-M, each with a grade of C or better, during your freshman fall and winter terms, combined.
- AP, IB, A-level, and transfer credits do not count toward the 27 required credits.
- Courses in the Officer Education Program do not count toward the 27 required credits unless they are cross-listed in another U-M department.
- Courses in the School of Kinesiology do not count toward the 27 required credits unless listed as an exception in item 3 under "Non-LSA Course Work" on LSA's Newnan Academic Advising Center website.
- Students who receive only 2 credits in Math 105 after taking Math 103 are considered to have earned 4 credits in Math 105 for the sake of meeting our admission requirements.