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Discover Ross 

We’re Bringing Michigan Ross to You

Get a sense of what it’s like to be a student at top-ranked Michigan Ross, while staying close to home. Experience our signature action-based learning curriculum, connect with leaders like yourself, and discover how business can ignite your potential and transform your future.

Engage in a workshop led by one of the Ross Centers & Institutes, collaborate on a group business project, hone your presentation skills, and learn more about the Ross admissions process.

This event is free for all selected to attend.

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Michigan Ross is for leaders like you

During the event, you will:

Learn about the Michigan Ross action-based curriculum

Engage with Ross faculty, admissions staff, and students

Build a positive and professional network with highly motivated peers 

Gain a deeper understanding of the college application process

Participate in a group-based activity focused on a specific area of business

You are expected to participate in all aspects of the program. 

Application Requirements

All students who meet the eligibility requirements are welcome to apply. 

  • Current high school sophomore or junior 
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Be from a group historically underrepresented at the University of Michigan, such as Black or African-American, Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Native Alaskan, first-generation college students, students from households with limited financial resources, and students from underrepresented geographic areas.
  • Submit a complete application within the application window, which is Feb 1 through April 1, 2024 
  • Essay of 500 words or fewer
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Submit a scanned copy of high school transcript that includes GPA (unweighted, if possible). Unofficial transcripts are accepted. 

Early application deadline: April 1, 2024
Final application deadline: April 15, 2024
Decision release: End of April
 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no cost to attend this event. 

Parents or guardians will be invited back to attend the workshop at the end of the day. 

While attending the event does not improve chances of admission, the event does provide exposure to an undergraduate business education, which provides attendees with a more clear view of their potential and interest in pursuing a business degree. 
 

Students attending local high schools in each city are encouraged to attend. Citizenship status is not a requirement to attend. We do not accept applications from students living abroad. 
 

Decisions will go out in late April.

No, Discover Ross is specific to the location in which the attendee lives and where they attend high school. Preference is given to students attending local high schools in the area. 

Attendees will be responsible for transportation to and from the  workshop. 
 

Additional questions about this event can be directed to:
 

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams
Assistant Director of Transfer and Outreach Initiatives

kimannwi@umich.edu or 734-763-5796

Allysa Decato

Allysa Decato
Admissions Officer

decatoa@umich.edu or 734-764-0088