Got Accepted to Michigan - I think???

<p>I believe I was accepted into the University of Michigan, but i'm not sure. In the letter it says "Congratulations! You have been recommended for admission to the University of Michigan's Master's Program in Higher Education." Does being "recommended for admission" the same thing as being accepted, or is there more to go?</p>

<p>Um. YES. It did say "Congrats" didn't it? OF COURSE!</p>

<p>Congrats! I'm at UM now so throw any questions at me :)</p>

<p>Being recommended for admission means that the graduate school will decide whether to admit you. Unless you have an undisclosed disciplinary action, criminal conviction, transcript dilemma or simply forgot to get all of your paperwork into the grad school, you should be fine. If you have any of those things, you will have to straighten it out with the grad school bureaucracy before you celebrate.</p>

<p>I got a letter like that too. It puzzled me. Why not just say: Congrats! You're in!</p>

<p>^ because it's not academic enough :P they need to be more round-about.</p>

<p>Because the admissions committee doesn't read the actual application you filled out on ApplyYourself/Embark, all the personal information. They only read your CVs, SOPs, LORs, and writing samples. Only administrative assistants and the Graduate School will double check to make sure you're in the clear.</p>

<p>I received a similar letter last year. Before you become officially accepted, Rackham School of Graduate Studies (the graduate administration body at the university) must also approve your acceptance.</p>

<p>hey hi..im an international student and have been admitted U of Michigan Masters thesis (Mech Engg)...and McGill , Master NON-Thesis (Mech Engg)...I am very much confused as in where to go this Fall for my Masters studies...Although Michigan attracts me Veryy veryy muchh....but Its expensive and Im worried tht if Im not good enuff or competitive enuf I may drop out sumvere.....Whereas in McGill it is veryy verry least possible...Right now ive to aply for the visas..Kindly guide me (specially @tickemepink) as to where to go to for Masters studies...Thank you for helping me clear up my muddled mind:)::)..regards,
Ali</p>

<p>I'm sorry. I have no idea how to advise you. I'm not in the hard sciences or engineering so I can't quite speak of it. But Michigan does have a huge international population (mainly Chinese) if it's a factor for you to be connected to people from your country. You may also want to compare the costs between the two schools.</p>

<p>By the way, in English, we don't have double "y". (verry= very)</p>

<p>About two weeks ago, a professor on the UC Riverside graduate admissions committee told me (by e-mail) that I had been rejected for the fall. However, there was an alternative: I could be admitted next year if I took two particular classes and passed them with a "B+" or better. I felt that this was the best option for me, so my family took a trip down to Riverside to see find out more about the school. While we were there, the professor revealed that the committee had actually recommended me for the program, but the people in charge of making the final decision had felt that my GPA was slightly too low.</p>

<p>Of course, if a school told you directly that you had been recommended for admission, then it is safe to assume that you have been accepted (otherwise it would be just mean). So congrats. :)</p>

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<p>Danny
University of California, Berkeley '09 (B.S.)</p>