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University of Michigan

Essay Prompts 9 Results

UMich LSA's Select-a-Prompt Essay

From Last Cycle

Choose one of the following prompts. Please limit your essay to 500-1000 words:

1000 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Why Major? Essay

From Last Cycle

Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?

550 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Activities Short Response

From Last Cycle

If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your application, which one would you keep doing? Why?

100 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Communities Essay

From Last Cycle

Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it.

300 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Interarts Program's Personal Statement Essay

From Last Cycle

Brief personal statement: Bring to the audition/interview a short essay describing reasons for choosing the Interarts Performance program. This may include goals, professional ambitions, and ideas about the field itself.

2 pages

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Ross Program's Business Case Discussion Essay

From Last Cycle

Business Case Discussion

Choose a current event or issue in your community and discuss the business implications. Propose a solution that incorporates business principles or practices. The review panel will look for creativity, drawing connections, and originality. Your response should be limited to approximately 500 words.

This case discussion helps us learn more about your understanding of business. The topic should be unique to your interests, experiences, and knowledge. There is no “right” or “wrong” business situation to choose — it’s truly up to you. We encourage you to select a topic that you are passionate about, and not a global topic that you are disconnected from.

500 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Ross Program's Artifact Essay

From Last Cycle

Artifact & Description

Upload an artifact that represents something significant about your life and shows how you’ve put learning into action. This could be related to something inside or outside of the classroom (like an extracurricular accomplishment you’re particularly proud of). The goal is to give you the chance to showcase a unique aspect of yourself.

Artifact examples can include a:

An academic project
A community project
Community newspaper article highlighting an important achievement
Personal website
Piece on a school, extracurricular, or community program/event that you were instrumental in creating or implementing
High school or community award that was meaningful or prestigious
Local, state, or national competition related to a club or school activity
Picture of something of value to you
A culminating event for an ongoing activity from high school
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The options for artifacts are endless — there is no need to feel limited by this list. Note that your artifact does not need to be business related. Ask yourself: “What are you most proud of from your four years in high school?”

We also ask that you submit a short description that explains how your artifact demonstrates your learning in action. Essentially, what did you learn from this experience? Please limit this response to approximately 250 words.

250 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

UMich LSA's Why Honors? Essay

From Last Cycle

Tell us why you are interested in Honors. If you are interested in the new selective Honors Summer Start Program, also include a statement regarding your interest in this opportunity as well.

300 words

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

Bell Scholarship's Personal Essay

From Last Cycle

Personal Essay
In a one-page personal essay, please discuss what makes you the right recipient for the Bell Scholarship. An understanding of your thoughts and feelings about the importance of a career in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science or other related scientific field is helpful, but not exclusive. Please use this essay to help the Scholarship Selection Committee better understand who you are and what this scholarship would mean to you. Please type your response on a single page with your name/UMID number in the upper right corner.

1 pages

Note

The prompt above is from the 2019-2020 application cycle. It will be updated for the 2020-2021 cycle once new prompts are released.

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