We’ve Just Released Denial Decisions To Some Michigan Ross BBA Applicants


By Blaire Moody Rideout

Today we released another round of admissions decisions, letting some applicants know that they’ve been admitted to the Michigan Ross BBA Class of 2022. We also released denial notices for the first time in this admissions cycle.

If you were admitted in this round of decisions, Congratulations! You will be receiving an email shortly with a welcome message and a few next steps. Our Prospective Student Guide also offers detailed information on how to check your admission status.

If you haven’t heard from us yet, that means we’re still evaluating your application and you will receive notification of our decision soon.

If you received a denial notice, please know that this doesn’t mean you aren’t an excellent student. Our review process, which I detailed in this blog in January, is designed to help us admit a class of 500 students who meet both our academic standards and our institutional values and goals. Getting to this class of 500 requires hard decisions, and while those are never easy for us to make, we know they are even harder for you to hear.  

For those who weren’t offered admission to the Ross BBA Program, there are still ways for you to be involved in Ross during your studies at Michigan.


We have many elective courses and programs available for non-business majors across the university, including courses in the areas of marketing, finance, banking, entrepreneurship, consulting, management, sales, social impact, and more. There are a ton of options for you to add a business focus to your studies. Explore all of them on this dedicated page we’ve set up for you.


We also offer a Minor in Business for students in several University of Michigan colleges. The minor option adds a strong business complement to your studies and pairs you with a Ross advisor who will help you select the best coursework and experiences to pair with your degree. Check out the Ross Minor in Business.


Many of our student clubs, which hold events and programs across campus, are open for any student to join. There are a lot, and you can explore them here, but one example I’ll give is the Michigan Sport Business Conference — each year this group of students from across the university puts together one of the largest student events held at Michigan Ross, and they bring in some impressive names from the world of sports. Being involved in activities with Ross student clubs is a great way to stay connected to what’s happening in business, build a network outside of your home college, and help develop some exciting outcomes for your resume.


The majority of our global student experiences are also open to students from across the University of Michigan. Students travel abroad on business-focused projects and practicums a few times a year, giving non-business students a chance to explore business on the global stage. Check out what Michigan students were up to this Spring Break in Croatia, Nicaragua, and Brazil.

Not getting into your school or college of choice is a hard reality to accept — you spent a lot of time preparing your application and perhaps even more time agonizing over when you were going to find out. You’ve been invested in Ross for the last several months, and we thank you for that effort, interest, and determination.

While we can’t offer everyone who applies admission into the class, there are still many ways you can work within Ross to explore a passion for business and leadership. And we’d love to help you along that journey.

Explore Ross Options For Non-Business Students