Find your college’s application essay prompts for 2019-2020
Choose one of the following prompts. Please limit your essay to 500-1000 words:
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS BLOG Here Are Our Favorite Portfolio Artifacts Ross Applicants Have Submitted READ 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.
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.
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.
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