OT: Michigan Admissions Are Starting

Submitted by jackw8542 on December 21st, 2017 at 11:05 PM

My daughter got her acceptance to Michigan today.  Go Blue!  And a big thank you to Michigan for accepting her.


SD Larry

December 21st, 2017 at 11:50 PM ^

My youngest was admitted to Michigan today as well, admission packet to follow in mail.  She is rightfully excited, but its a long way from the west coast and out of state tuition is a different proposition, with partial merit schollies from other schools, and U.C.'s to follow.  Time will tell for her.  Good luck to your daughter.  Great opportunity.

East German Judge

December 22nd, 2017 at 12:34 AM ^

Congrats you should be proud and she will have a great experience.

MGoTip - If she wants to live at a certain residence hall as opposed to being put at Bursley, she may want to apply to a certain living learning communities that will then guarantee her a dorm room on Central campus.


December 22nd, 2017 at 3:31 AM ^

Our friends son has gotten one B+ in HS has a 33 ACT, is in a historically underrepresented class and got wait listed.

In 1988 I got admitted to U of M with 3.85 (3.6 unadjusted) and 26 ACT. White kid from Detroit suburbs.I hear this will barely get you into Grand Valley these days and 50% of the freshman class are non residents.

Whats changed? Is it the foreign student applicants?


December 22nd, 2017 at 6:10 AM ^

of the students I have now are unreal.  I never prepped for applying to college but students now are really competitive.  High schools are just much better at teaching and parents are better at parenting these days regardless of whatever talking points are currently circulating.

Blue in Paradise

December 22nd, 2017 at 9:02 AM ^

But that education quality and parenting has gotten less consistent. The top 15% (or 20% or whatever the number is) are getting better prepared and are way more competitive than when “we” (those of us 35 and older) were going through the system.

Education quality and parental support has stagnated or declined for the rest of society. I don’t want this to sound political as I am not blaming a particular group or political party or thing, it is just a societal observation.


December 22nd, 2017 at 11:22 AM ^

Sure, the top end is better, and a bit larger than it was 20-40 years ago, I don't dispute that. I think what you/the world is seeing is the impact of stratification. Those with the means, are doing better than ever, while those without are left "in the cold". I just think you're only exposed to the good side of that coin. I'd love to be wrong. 

Michigan Arrogance

December 22nd, 2017 at 6:51 AM ^

Common App - easier to apply, more applicants

lowering (relative) population in MI - fewer instate quality apps (until the last year or two anyway)

just more kids going to college, taking ACTs, working hard, etc.


M is more of a destination school than ever. They really don't look at getting admitted students with higher numbers (ACT, SAT, GPA, etc) as much - they have so many applicants of high quality that it would do much. Write a letter to admissions saying that M is for sure still where he wants to be and why - goes a long way at M b/c the toughest thing for admissions to see from an applicant is how much they really want to go to Michigan.



December 22nd, 2017 at 11:08 AM ^

Not my kid. I have a 2021 and a 2023 grad. Both will get looks at High Academic baseball schools. Wife and I are grads. She has Masters too. All of my siblings are grads. Loved our experience.

We frankly aren’t pushing them to consider UM because (a) northern baseball is not ideal even if Michigan was an option and (2) I’m not sure that they should go to a school they barely or shouldn’t get into. Focusing on a great undergrad education and experience and then grad school. Not the end of the world.


December 22nd, 2017 at 3:14 PM ^

I like this post. I was pushed very strongly by my dad (not an alum but a guy who almost fetishized UM as a result of his football fandom) to see anything but Michigan as a disappointment. I suffer from depression and anxiety, didn't have the grades as a result and went to UM-Dearborn on a mission to transfer. The stress caused my depression to get worse, once I got to Ann Arbor I had horrible imposter syndrome. I enjoyed Michigan, but it was an awful experience for me mentally.

My fiance is two time alumna, recently we were talking about saving for our future kid's college careers and we both admitted we thought we might have been happier at our second choice colleges (Ohio U for me, Kzoo College for her). We've decided to encourage our kids to get good grades, to help them be in a position to do whatever they want, but to not push them toward anything in particular. They should get to make their own choices, whether that means Harvard or Eastern Michigan. 


December 22nd, 2017 at 3:04 PM ^

People with means begin prepping their kids for college admissions in middle school now and there is simply so much more opportunity to apply to colleges around the country... kids like you would be competing with everyone in the US for a spot at Michigan (60,000 applicants)... your resume would likely be middle-50th percentile for MSU, even. 


December 22nd, 2017 at 8:25 AM ^

My boys are still in elementary school, but it’s my dream for them to go to Michigan. It’s so much harder to get in now than when I was a student. Keep working hard, kiddos.

Happy Holidays and Go Blue!


December 22nd, 2017 at 12:41 PM ^

You should feel proud.  It is a great university, a wonderful place to be and a wonderful place to be from.  My daughter certainly knows how I feel about it and was relating it to one of her girl friends who was visiting by pointing out my large chain saw carved bear with a Michigan hard hat, my Michigan garden gnome in front of the house and all the various and sundry items of Michigan clothing hanging in closets and on my body.  It was further confirmed when my cell phone rang by playing Hail to the Victors!

Lee Everett

December 22nd, 2017 at 11:31 AM ^

Class of 2010, surreal to know that my numbers probably would get me waitlisted today (33 ACT, 3.8 transfer GPA after 3 semesters and a summer class).  I like to think that my essays made the difference, but that was also the last semester to get in with affirmative action in place...


December 22nd, 2017 at 11:36 AM ^

Congratuations to you daughter! I teach and I have two students that were accepted this week and a third that was deffered. It's exciting when you watch these kids go through high school for four years and make where they want to go. 

I didn't realize it was that many applicants! That's amazing.

Naked Bootlegger

December 22nd, 2017 at 6:53 PM ^


My daugher also received good UM admissions news *late* Thursday night.   Even though she has two legacies as parents, we never pushed her to attend UM.   We let her discover it on her own and strongly encouraged her to look at multiple options.  She has some great non-UM options to consider, but all signs point toward a Maize and Blue experience.