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Ross Summer Connection

RSC is an academic learning community geared toward high-potential, first-year Michigan Ross BBA students who want a preview of the content and rigor of first-year requirements. RSC also prepares participants for the transition from high school to college, helps them form a community of peers, and provides career preparation.

What to Expect: Summer Residency

Participants are invited to spend three to four weeks on the University of Michigan Central Campus in Ann Arbor in July and August prior to their first year at Michigan Ross. Housing and meals are included, and transportation throughout the program is provided.

During the summer residency, students benefit from:

Academic Exposure:

Gain exposure to quantitative courses like Econ 101, Calc I, and precalculus, as well as First-Year Writing, to familiarize yourself with Ross academics before your first term.


Surround yourself with peers who share similar goals. From future study buddies to lifelong friends, you never know who you’ll meet at RSC.

Personal Management:

Learn more about developing a personal and professional brand, managing time, and balancing class schedules.

Community Service:

Give back and engage with the local community by participating in RSC-hosted service projects.


Take part in a variety of social and business events, such as treks to Detroit, company visits, Cedar Point, and movie nights.

Financial Support:

Participants will receive a $2,000 stipend, distributed throughout the course of the year, to be used at their discretion.

Peer Support:

Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced juniors and seniors, and build lasting connections with RSC participants in your cohort.

Michigan Ross is dedicated to offering an innovative and safe experience for prospective students. The format of the Ross Summer Connection program is subject to change based on COVID-19 safety precautions.

What to Expect: Academic Year

Ross Summer Connection programming continues throughout students’ first and sophomore years and includes:

Coaching: Each BBA prerequisite course, including precalculus, introductory calculus, and microeconomics, offers coaching support. With an emphasis on collaboration and “cross-teaching” with one or two classmates, coaches spend two hours per week, per course, helping you develop the skills and habits you need to master the material.

Seminars: Attend monthly social or professional development seminars featuring company partners, donors, campus partners, and other speakers.

Mentorships: Gain insights and advice from biweekly meetings with your RSC mentor. All mentors are RSC alumni.

Advising: Take advantage of biweekly sessions with your academic advisor to discuss current challenges, clarify questions, and check in on your progress.

Social Events: Get together with your RSC community during movie nights, game nights, and other social events organized by RSC mentors throughout the year.

Hear from Our Students
Karyn King
Not only did RSC allow me to meet people who made me feel welcome, it allowed me to get adjusted to campus and gave me more confidence in my capabilities as a college student. The courses I took in RSC extensively prepared me for the rigor at Michigan because I got to see some of the material I reviewed in RSC come up in my courses in the fall, which lifted a lot of pressure off of my shoulders.
How to Apply

Participation in this program is by invitation only. Invitations are sent in March and April.

Please contact rossacadsuccess@umich.edu with any questions.

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