If you are interested in attending the Ross School of Business, it is important that you understand the eligibility requirement and admission process:
Nominated Exchange Students
In order to officially become a semester exchange student at the Ross School of Business, you must meet the following criteria:
Your home institution must have an exchange agreement with the Stephen M. Ross School of Business through the Office of Global Initiatives. Check with your home institution's international office to see if you qualify.
Fee-Paying Visiting Student Status
If your institution does not have an exchange relationship with Ross, it is possible for you to attend for a semester as a fee-paying visiting student. Fee-paying visiting student applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and students will only be admitted if there is space in the exchange program and they are a good academic fit for Ross.
To apply for this status, e-mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
a current transcript
a 500-word essay explaining why you wish to attend Ross
a TOEFL score around 100 or better or IELTS 6.5-7.0
degree program designation (example: MBA or BBA) at your home school
a web link to your degree program
For information on university fees and estimated living expenses, see the non-resident section of the appropriate Ross program[B.5 Programs]. Please note that U-M financial aid will not be available for any exchange or fee-paying visiting student.
Online Admission Application
Once nominated or approved for fee-paying visiting student status, you will then submit all incoming exchange admissions application materials on a secure application website called M-Compass. The incoming exchange admission process is as follows:
Once Global Initiatives receives incoming exchange-student nominations, you are granted access to the University of Michigan's online application system, M-Compass. You will be sent e-mails containing access instructions and log-in information with a temporary password. By following the instructions in each e-mail, you acquire access to the Ross Incoming Exchange Application.
The online incoming exchange application prompts you to complete an application, sign the Ross Honor Policy, provide a photocopy of your passport biodata page, and upload photocopies of an affidavit of financial support as well as photocopies of official financial documentation (official bank statements, etc.).
All of these documents must be submitted to the M-Compass system in order for your exchange application to be accepted and to initiate the visa processing paperwork required to enter and attend university in the United States.