|Students who got into UMich say:|
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| | I had a pretty bad high school record but I worked hard at my college and pulled a 4.0. I didn't have any extra curriculars but I did hold down a management position where I worked full time while I took on 18 credit hours. That had to have counted for something. I think the university is more interested in smarts than in performance for transfer students. As long as they can see you're bright and have put forth some effort, you'll get in. I wrote what I thought was the worst essay I've ever written in my life and I still got in. I think my secret weapon were my letters of recommendation (which I believe transfer students don't need but I sent anyway), my GPA, and my ACT results. Although my score wasn't nearly as high as most people at UM, it showed I had potential. They want people with potential, if you already knew it all then you wouldn't need to go to school in the first place. I think admissions understands that. Participate in many extra-curricular activities, maintain at least 3.4 or higher grade point average, and have a good essay, does'nt have to be flawless.
decent SAT, i played around at high school, did tiny bit of extracurricular, 30 minutes worth of essay, and i'm not a rare minority, no alumni. got in somehow.
| Computer Engineering|| Sep 26 2003 |
Grades and test scores of course, but those extra curricular activities are what put you over the edge.
| PreMed and Medical|| Sep 08 2003 |