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EARLY ACTION DEADLINE: nOVEMBER 1

REGULAR DECISION deadline: February 1

We give preference to applications completed by the University of Michigan's Early Action Deadline. 


WHAT IS THE ROSS ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO?

The Ross Admissions Portfolio is designed for students to convey their interest in business directly to the Ross Undergraduate Admissions committee. Applicants have the opportunity to show their learning in action through a portfolio format. The goal is for applicants to express their interest, intent, and experience in business. 

WHY IS THERE A ROSS ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO?

Through feedback from high school students, their families, and the public, we have learned that it is hard for a high school applicant to discuss in detail their deep interest in business through the Common Application or Coalition Application essays. So, we have created the Ross Admissions Portfolio, which now has an essay question focused solely on pursuing a business education.

Additionally, over the years students have asked for the ability to submit additional information from their high school experiences in and out of the classroom. The Ross Admissions Portfolio now allows applicants to upload an artifact that represents something significant about their life to show their learning in action. This could be school work or an extracurricular accomplishment you are deeply proud of.

WHAT ARE THE ROSS ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO QUESTIONS?

1) Choose a current event or issue in your community and discuss the business implications. Propose a solution that incorporates business principles or practices. The review panel will look for creativity, drawing connections, and originality. Please limit this response to approximately 500 words.

2) Upload a document or artifact that represents something significant about your life to show your learning in action. Describe how your artifact demonstrates your learning in action. Please limit this response to approximately 250 words. 

How do I choose a community Event or issue to discuss? 

This essay is your chance to show and share your business acumen. The topic should be unique to your interests, experiences, and knowledge of business. There is no “right” or “wrong” business situation to discuss - it is truly up to you. We encourage you to select a topic that you are passionate about and that you feel shows an additional aspect of who you are as an individual.

WHAT IS AN ARTIFACT?

Artifact examples can include a high school project or paper, a community newspaper article highlighting an important achievement, a personal website, a piece on a school or community program or event that you were instrumental in creating or implementing, or a certificate of a high school or community award that was meaningful or prestigious. The examples for artifacts are limitless, and at the core we are asking for something that shows your passion and a unique aspect of self. 

While business plans or product ideas can be submitted, the artifact does not have to be business related. The goal is to give you the opportunity to showcase a unique aspect of who you are that is more than a number.  

WHO REVIEWS THE ROSS ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO?

This portfolio is in addition to the materials you submit with your Common Application or Coalition Application to the University of Michigan. The Ross School of Business Undergraduate Admissions team conducts a separate review of your application and portfolio.

Your application for Preferred Admission will be considered complete only after you have submitted your portfolio. 

HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY ROSS ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO?

The Ross Admissions Portfolio is through SlideRoom and can be submitted with your Common Application or Coalition Application. You will receive a link to SlideRoom through your Common Application or Coalition Application. There is a $5 transaction fee to submit your portfolio. Students receiving a fee waiver through your Common Application or Coalition Application, will also receive a fee waiver for SlideRoom. 

For technical assistance with SlideRoom, please visit support.slideroom.com.

The portfolio will be available on August 1st.  For questions, please contact rossundergrad@umich.edu or 734-763-5796.

HOW DO I BEGIN MY ROSS ADMISSIONS PORTFOLIO?

How to Select Ross Preferred Admission - Common Application

 

 

1. In the Questions tab, scroll down to select the “Academics” drop-down. The first question will ask “U-M College of School to which you are applying”

    a. The video shows the student selecting “College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)

    b. Students are able to select any one of the following programs:

          i. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

          ii. College of Engineering

          iii. School of Kinesiology (Sport Management only)

          iv. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

          v.  The School of Art & Design

2. You will be required to answer a question regarding “Preferred Admission”

    a.  This is where students interested in applying to the Ross School of Business will select Stephen M. Ross School of Business as their choice for Preferred Admission

3. Once you have selected the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as your choice for preferred admission, select the blank drop-down menu pertaining to the above bolded statement

    a. Selecting “Yes, I understand and acknowledge the Stephen M. Ross School of Business will be my first preferred enrollment unit if offered admission” will allow students to continue their application for Preferred Admission to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business

    b. Selecting “No, please remove my request for consideration to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business Preferred admissions program. I may consider options, including the Stephen M. Ross School of Business if I choose to enroll at the University of Michigan” will remove a student from Preferred Admission consideration for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and the student will only be considered for their initial choice of U-M College or School.

4. For the Portfolio, students intending to move forward with the Preferred Admission application process must select Yes for the question “Are you applying to one of the programs listed above and do you understand you must submit a portfolio by the application deadline so that your creative work or skills will be considered as part of the admission process to University of Michigan”

    a. Students who select No for this question will not be given the link to complete their Preferred Admissions Portfolio

5. The “Area(s) of Interest” section of the application is purely to gauge what areas students have an interest in within the initial college they are applying to and is not a formal commitment.  Since business is not an option on this list, we typically encourage students to select areas that are most closely associated with their interests (Economics, Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management, etc.)

    a. The video shows the student selecting “Actuarial Mathematics,” however, students are encouraged to select whichever academic topic is of interest to them

6. Once the system has processed your choices for the “Academics” section, a section titled Portfolio with a subsection of Instructions will appear in the grey box on the left-hand side of the application.

7. To access the BBA Admissions Portfolio, click Instructions. The next page will display a hyperlink to take you to the University of Michigan Portfolio Site. Click this link.

8. Once on the homepage for SlideRoom (the system through which you will submit your portfolio), select the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Undergraduate Program as the school to receive your SlideRoom application

9. You will then be prompted to sign up for a SlideRoom account in order to complete your BBA Admissions Portfolio

10. Once an account is created, you may begin to work on your Portfolio for the Ross School of Business!

How to Select Ross Preferred Admission- Coalition Application

 

 

1. In the Program section, you will be prompted to select the program which you are applying to

    a. The video shows the student selecting “College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)

    b. Students are able to select any one of the following programs:

          i. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
          ii. College of Engineering
          iii. School of Kinesiology (Sport Management only)
          iv. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
          v. The School of Art & Design

2. You will be required to answer a questions for “Program Options”. One question will ask you to select a “Preferred Admit Unit”

    a. This is where students interested in applying to the Ross School of Business will select Stephen M. Ross School of Business as their choice for Preferred Admission

3. Once you have selected the Stephen M. Ross School of Business as your choice for preferred admission, select the blank drop-down menu pertaining to the above statement

    a. Selecting “Yes, I understand and acknowledge the Stephen M. Ross School of Business will be my first preferred enrollment unit if offered admission” will allow students to continue their application for Preferred Admission to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business

    b. Selecting “No, please remove my request for consideration to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business Preferred admissions program. I may consider options, including the Stephen M. Ross School of Business if I choose to enroll at the University of Michigan” will remove a student from Preferred Admission consideration for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and the student will only be considered for their initial choice of U-M College or School.

4. The “Area(s) of Interest” section of the application is purely to gauge what areas students have an interest in within the initial college they are applying to and is not a formal commitment.  Since business is not an option on this list, we typically encourage students to select areas that are most closely associated with their interests (Economics, Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management, etc.)

    a. The video shows the student selecting “Actuarial Mathematics,” however, students are encouraged to select whichever academic topic is of interest to them

5. Once on the application page titled “Portfolio,” students intending to move forward with the Preferred Admission application process must select Yes for the question “Are you applying to one of the programs listed above and do you understand you must submit a portfolio by the application deadline so that your creative work or skills will be considered as part of the admission process to University of Michigan”

    a. Students who select No for this question will not be given the link to complete their Preferred Admissions Portfolio

6. Under the “SlideRoom” section of the same page, you will be able to click the SlideRoom for Stephen M. Ross School of Business applicants link

7. Once on the homepage for SlideRoom (the system through which you will submit your portfolio), select Coalition Applicants – 2018-2019 Stephen M. Ross School of Business Preferred Admission Portfolio as your program

8. You will then be prompted to sign up for a SlideRoom account in order to complete your BBA Admissions Portfolio

9. Once an account is created, you may begin to work on your Portfolio for the Ross School of Business!

Two Components:

500-Word Essay

Choose a current event or issue in your community and discuss the business implications. Propose a solution that incorporates business principles or practices. The review panel will look for creativity, drawing connections, and originality.  

Artifact Upload

Upload a document or artifact that represents something significant about your life to show your learning in action.

 

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Favorite Portfolio Artifacts Ross Applicants Have Submitted

One of the things we get the most questions about from prospective students (besides, “What are my chances of getting into Ross?”) is our admissions portfolio and the artifact we ask prospective students to submit.