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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (46), Grades (67), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (35)
First off, take your SAT, ACT, and preferably threeJul 19 2008Engineering Department
First off, take your SAT, ACT, and preferably three SAT subjects tests, and score well! And, of course, have a high GPA in high school. Also get your application done early, preferably right after your senior year of high school begins, and definitely no later than Christmas of that year. However, even if you have done all of the preceding and are the super star , you have to realize that there are THOUSANDS of other students all across the country with the same. Make sure you do plenty of extracurricular activities in addition, especially volunteer work. And above all else try to have at least one thing that really separates you from all of the other applicants. For me, as a potential aerospace engineer, it was that I had gotten my pilot's license when I was 17. You just have to do something good that shows you're an active person who gets involved, and is a leader, and isn't afraid to undertake something huge. They want to see that you will really bring something to their campus. Just remember smart people are a dime a dozen. Colleges like the U of M want great people.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1860 Male
3.5 GPA+ 27ACT+ live instateJul 11 2008Undecided
3.5 GPA+ 27ACT+ live instate. Why would you ever pay out of state tuition to come here? Go somewhere instate please and support your own local economies.
ACT: 31 Female
I didn't need to do much to get itJun 12 2008Mechanical Engineering
I didn't need to do much to get it because I'm relatively overqualified for the school. Wrote some pretty average essays, had good test scores, took 10 APs and got straight 5s, and voila.

If you got a 1400 or higher, you should get in no problem.

Oh, and because football seats are based on credits, the more APs you have the better, regardless of whether you can use them or not.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1540 Male

I was probably a slightly higher than average withMay 10 2008Mechanical Engineering
I was probably a slightly higher than average with 1400 SAT (old scale). But, Michigan is not a school that's concerned with SAT scores, they care a lot more about your curriculum and high school GPA, class rankings, and your personal talents. Furthermore, Michigan doesn't superscore your SAT, meaning they don't mix and match the highest verbal and math scores.

Try to pursue what you love and maintain a 3.7+ GPA with a solid balance of AP/IB classes.
ACT: 31 SAT: 2100 Male

My SAT score was above 2000Apr 29 2008English
My SAT score was above 2000. Try to get above a 600 in every section of the SAT. Have at least a 3.7 GPA in high school. If you're in a few extracurriculars and have taken a few AP classes you should get in no problem.
SAT: 2020 Female
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