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DEADLINE: September 14, 2020
DECISION: December 2, 2020
DEADLINE: January 4, 2021
DECISION: March 17, 2021
All applications are due by 11:59pm ET on the date listed. International students can apply in any round, but are encouraged to apply in Round 1 or 2 to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
The most amazing application in the world won’t help you if you miss the deadline. While we understand your desire to perfect your materials, time management is a skill that’s critical in both business and applying to B-school.
Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on the due dates noted above.
You must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited institution by the time of application. You can submit an unofficial copy of all of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (and degree documents, if applicable) with your application, but official transcripts will be required if you’re accepted.
You can submit the GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, PCAT, or DAT. You may self-report your score on the application or upload unofficial score reports. If accepted, official reports will be required. If you take a test more than once, we will use your highest total score and the corresponding breakout scores in evaluating your application. We do not mix and match scores. All test scores must be active and not expired at the time of application.
Make sure your resume provides current educational information and professional experience, including dates. These dates should match your application. Including community service activities and your hobbies/interests is encouraged, as it helps us get to know you better. Your resume should be no longer than one page.
Select one prompt from each group of the two groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less (<100 words each; 200 words total). Every word counts here — the tight word count is intentional to force you to focus.
I want people to know that I:
I made a difference when I:
I was aware that I was different when:
I am out of my comfort zone when:
I was humbled when:
I was challenged when:
Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. What is your short-term career goal and why? (200 words)
Optional statement: Is there something in your resume or application that could use some explanation? You might want to discuss the completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.
Michigan Ross uses the GMAC Common Recommendation Form, and we require only one recommendation. Select a recommender who can discuss your professional performance and work style; a current or former supervisor is ideal. Alternatives include a client, project manager, or professional mentor. Your recommender should be able to answer the following questions:
IMPORTANT: This is NOT the official recommendation, but rather a list of the questions that will be sent to the individual you identify as your recommender in the application. The actual recommendation and ratings form must be submitted online by your recommender. Your application is not considered complete until we receive your recommendation.
Interviews are by invitation only and conducted by a Ross current student or Ross alum. Applicants will receive information about the timeline for interview invitations and next steps a few weeks after the application deadline passes.
The interview helps us understand how you present your experiences and accomplishments in a professional setting.
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The nonrefundable $200 application fee is waived for:
Active members and veterans of the U.S Military - please provide a copy of military orders or a DD-214.
Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America volunteers who have served within the past five years - please provide proof of membership that includes the name of the organization and dates of service.
Currently enrolled students in a University of Michigan graduate degree program
Citizens of a country on the UN's list of least-developed countries - verified at time of application.
Students who submitted an application to the Ross full-time MBA within the past five years.
Application fee waiver requests can be made by emailing rossadmissions@umich.
While you are welcome to apply in Round 3, international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials in Rounds 1 or 2 to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
You must hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American bachelor’s degree prior to applying. A three-year degree is acceptable from regions that typically do not offer four-year degrees. In addition to your transcripts, you must also provide a diploma or similar document indicating the date the degree was earned. If these are not in English, you must provide a certified, literal (not interpretive) English translation along with the documents. If a copy of the original transcript is submitted, it must be certified by the institution from which the degree was received. Documents notarized by a notary public are not acceptable. Credentials must include the following:
If your native language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Pearson Test of English (PTE), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. The TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS exam must be taken no more than two years prior to the application deadline date.
You must take the internet-based test (iBT) version of the TOEFL exam. Michigan Ross' TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.
We will accept a PTE or IELTS exam score as an alternative to the TOEFL. To have scores sent electronically to Ross, select "University of Michigan-Ann Arbor" as the recipient.
If you have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English, you are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
Admission Through the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management
Ross is a member of the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management (CGSM), which aims to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in member schools and the ranks of management.
If you are committed to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in business, you are encouraged to apply to the Ross Full-Time MBA Program through the Consortium, via the Consortium website.
If you apply as a Consortium candidate, you are not required to complete the Ross MBA application. Review the Consortium Prospective Student Page for more information.
Ross Consortium: Members of the Ross Consortium help you navigate the admissions process. They become part of your network, sharing information about job opportunities, study groups, and more.
Webinars: Watch special webinars hosted by the Ross Consortium in conjunction with the Ross Office of Admissions.
For more information or to answer any questions about Ross Consortium activities, contact Ross Admissions, 734-763-5796.
Ross collaborates with other organizations that encourage students from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities to pursue graduate management studies, including Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the Riordan Fellows Program, and Toigo Foundation.
Ross also participates in conferences that seek to address underrepresentation in business, including:
We encourage you to visit Diversity Matters at Michigan, which serves as a comprehensive portal to diversity resources at the University of Michigan.
If it’s been less than a year since you originally applied, you can submit an abridged application as follows:
1. Updated resume
Update letter about your achievements and goals since your original application. Upload the letter with your updated resume.
2. Letter WIth Updates Since You Applied
Submitting an updated test score, transcript, recommendation letter, and essays are optional. If you interviewed in the most recent admissions cycle, and are invited to interview again you can choose to use the previous year’s interview or interview again. If you did not interview in the previous admissions cycle and are invited to interview, you will need to interview this year to be considered for admission. The application fee is waived, see instructions in the above checklist for details.
If it has been more than one year from your original application, you need to submit a completely new application.
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