I recently submitted my RD application to the University of Michigan. The portal lists something called an Expression of Continued Interest form. I was a bit confused about this ECI being open for RD students with an application deadline of March 17 and a 250-word limit. UMich even sent a follow-up email about filling out this optional form. However, they also stated in the email that they had enough information from me to complete their admission decision.
How beneficial would filling this out be? I do not have any additional information to add to my application, but UMich is my dream school, and I want to take every step I can to strengthen my application as an OoS student. Should I fill out this form, what would I include in it?
Writing a letter of continued interest will give your application a slight boost. It is completely fine to submit one even if you do not have any concrete updates, since the main goal of the letter is really to express your interest in the school.
This guide will help you write a letter. In your case, you can skip the updates section of your letter if you can't think of anything to add.
Hope this helps!
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