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Michigan preferred admission - pros and cons?

Hi everyone! Can anyone provide some insight into the pros and cons of applying for preferred admission at the University of Michigan? What should I consider before deciding to apply for this program? Any advice is appreciated!

7 months ago

Hi! Applying for preferred admission at the University of Michigan can be a great opportunity for some students, and I'd be happy to help you weigh the pros and cons.


1. Guaranteed spot in your desired program - If you're accepted, you'll have a secured spot in the program of your choice, which can certainly take some pressure off.

2. Priority registration - Preferred admission students often have priority when registering for classes, potentially helping you get into the classes you want.

3. Networking opportunities - The program may offer access to unique opportunities, resources, and networking events that aren't available to regular admission students.


1. Potentially stricter admission requirements - Preferred admission programs can be more competitive and have higher standards than general admission. Make sure you're a strong candidate for the program you're interested in.

2. Limited flexibility - Choosing a program and committing early leaves less room to explore other options, as you'll be expected to start in your chosen program right away.

3. Possible extra steps in the application process - Some programs may require additional application materials, like essays or interviews, that can make the process more complex and time-consuming, so be sure you have the room in your senior fall schedule to take that on.

Hopefully this list helps you figure out which path is right for you. Good luck!

7 months ago

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