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Preferred Admission
Requirements & Expectations

Requirements

Once you receive preferred admission, you must meet the following requirements and expectations 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.

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.

Complete a minimum of 27 graded transferable credits at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 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.
  • Preferred Admission students are expected to take classes on a graded basis (unless the class has a mandatory Credit/No Credit basis) to meet the 27-credit requirement.
  • 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.

Expectations

As a Preferred Admission student, you are also expected to meet the following conditions of the Preferred Admission program during your freshman year at U-M:

  • Attend monthly workshops and seminars offered specifically and only for Preferred Admission students. These events are held within the Ross School of Business and allow preferred-admission students to better integrate with the faculty, staff, and community of Ross.
  • Enroll in and complete LHC 250: Introduction to Business Communication (a 1.5-credit course) with a C or better during winter term of your freshman year.
  • Meet with your Ross Academic Adviser regularly to assess your academic progress and ensure that you are taking advantage of appropriate academic and Ross resources, allowing for successful enrollment into the BBA Program your sophomore year.