Applying to UMICH

<p>As of now, I am hoping to attend the University of Michagan during the Fall of 2011. I have always had an interest in business and hope to obtain a career within the business field. Upon applying to UMICH, I was planning on applying to LSA and then hopefully transfering to the Ross Business School for my sophomore-senior years. After doing some research, I came across the Pre-Admitance feature for incoming freshman. However, the average statistics are incredible including an ACT average of 31-33 and an average GPA of nearly a 4.0. Since business is my primary interest, I was wondering if I should apply for Pre-Admitance.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.945 (Unweighted) 4.032 (Weighted)
Class Rank: 17/700
All Honor/All AP Core classes 9-12 - 4 Years of Spanish
ACT: 28 Composite (High Math Low Englilsh)
Varsity Corss Country 11-12 ( Captain Senior Year) All Academic Team/All County
Varsity Track 11-12 ( Captain Long Distance Senior Year)
High School Soccer 9-12 (Freshman and JV)
Recreational Soccer 11 Years ( Captain Various Years)
Recreational Youth Soccer Referee
Snowboarding 9 years
Voted Most Likely To Succeed Freshman Class of 2008
Active NHS Member (40 hours by Gradutaion)
Active Spanish Club Member
Organized Food/Clothing Drive in 9th grade for Local Shelter for Abused Women/Children - Raised $400-$500.
Owned and operated Lawn Cutting/Snowblowing business since 6th grade (Grossed around $10000) - 2 employees</p>

<p>I've heard that admintance to Ross is based on credentials, but also that admission relies heavily on the essays. Based on my background, if I were to write an outstanding essay would I have a shot at Pre-Admitance or should I apply towards the end of my freshman year like most other students?</p>

<p>to be honest, you have a good grades but all of the other applicants do too. your ACT is way too low. the AVERAGE for the incoming class of '14 is a 33...</p>

<p>There is no reason why you shouldn't apply for pre-admit. It can't hurt you and it only takes one more essay, which is well worth the price if you get pre-admitted. If you write a really great essay, you never know what could happen.</p>

<p>However, I doubt you will be pre-admitted based on your stats. ACT is too low, and there is nothing that will really set you apart based on the rest of your info. Also, you don't mention if you are from Michigan or not. If you're OOS, you're odds go up dramatically, but if you're from Michigan, they're pretty stingy on the pre-admit offers.</p>

<p>I forgot to metion I live in Michigan I know my chances would be low. I have to admit I'm not the best test taker, but it never hurts to apply and hope for the best I guess. If I were to get denied, what do they look for when you apply towards the end of your freshman year?</p>

<p>I think they primarily look at freshman GPA and maybe some extracurriculars for regular admit. </p>

<p>Again, might as well apply for pre-admit. Don't except anything.</p>

<p>Is pre-admit the same as Early action?
If not, what is pre-admit?</p>

<p>I have one more question. If I don't get accepted into ross at the end of my freshman year, what sort of options would I have?</p>

<p>well i guess you could apply to ross after your sophomore year but then you would have to stay at michigan for 5 yeras because Ross is a 3 year porgram.
the "pre-admit" we're talking about is for the Ross Business School
Early action is just a deadline to send in your application
but you do need to apply to early action to even be considered for pre admit</p>

<p>Is there a pre-admit for the College of Engineering?</p>

<p>no because College of Engineering is a 4 year college</p>

<p>Do you guys think I have a decent shot at being admitted into LS&A?</p>

<p>Yes. You should get into LSA. The GPA is very good, and that is what Michigan likes. Your ACT score is lower than the mean, but if you write good essays, you shouldn't have a problem. Being instate helps you when applying to LSA.</p>

<p>Options outside of Ross include a degree in economics or organizational studies. I know people in both programs who did not get into Ross, but are still happy in their respective programs nonetheless.</p>

<p>Kthx, sounds good</p>