Michigan's Ross School of Business Application Essay Tips & Deadlines

Current U-M Ann Arbor students should attend the and in fall and winter for information and advice. Also, we suggest you ask friends and adults who write well to offer their careful, honest critiques of your essays. Ross admissions staff, including the Ross BBA Ambassadors, do not review application essays. (That would defeat the purpose!) U-M academic advisors, instructors, and writing tutors typically do not review Ross application essays, either.

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The Michigan Ross MBA essay questions have been  for the 2017-2018 application season.
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Ross School of Business 2016 Essay Tips and Application Deadlines

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently released its and for the Class of 2015. While Ross hasn’t made changes quite as big as those at some other schools this year, Ross’s essay word count has slimmed down a bit, continuing the trend we have seen among most top-ranked MBA programs. We’ll dig into the Michigan’s essays and deadlines below, followed by our comments, in italics:

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Deadlines
Round 1: October 10, 2012
Round 2: January 3, 2012
Round 3: March 4, 2012

These deadlines are almost exactly the same as they were last year. Note that, unlike some other top-ranked MBA programs, Ross does not notify Round 1 applicants before the end of December (notifications are released by January 15). So, if you apply to Ross in Round 1, you will need to pull the trigger on Round 2 applications in early January before you know where you stand with Ross.

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays

Ross completely redid the essay part of its MBA application this year

Starting in January has both the benefit of an extra semester at home, plus students who begin at Ross in January 2018 will complete their DVM at the same time as students who begin in September 2017 at a US school*. Apply now through our simple —just make sure to have your prepared, and note that you can submit your application before submitting your supplemental materials, in order to get your file started. If you’re planning on using the VMCAS, Ross is currently accepting VMCAS applications for the January 2018-September 2018 semesters. Alternatively, if you've already completed your VMCAS application, but did not apply to Ross, you can . Be sure to include your contact information and the semester for which you are applying. Applicants who apply through VMCAS do not need to pay an additional application fee, or write an additional personal essay. You’ll still need to submit your report and any other supplemental documents, which can be done before or after you submit your VMCAS. We will retrieve and letters of from VMCAS directly. Contact admissions at or 855-ROSS-Vet with any questions.

Here are Ross’s MBA application deadlines and essays for the Class of 2017, followed by our comments in italics:
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Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2010-2011 | Veritas Prep

Ross is also a close-knit community and fit with the program is important to demonstrate in the application process. Visiting Ross or learning about the program through current students, alumni or faculty would be helpful before starting this set of essays.

Soojin Kwon Shares the Skinny on Ross's New Application Essays.

Application season at the University of Michigan’s Ross MBA program is officially underway with the release of the school’s 2015-2016 essay questions. Let’s discuss from a high level some early thoughts on how best to approach these new essay prompts.

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Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year was $59,350 for Michigan residents and $64,350 for non-residents. With the addition of textbooks, housing expenses and other personal expenditures, Ross estimates that the total cost of attending is $81,990 for in-state students and $86,990 for those from out of state. To help finance their education, students are automatically considered for scholarships when they are granted admission, and no additional application is necessary. These scholarships are awarded based on academic, professional and personal accomplishments and potential value to the community, with awards ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. Ross also offers scholarships through the Tauber Institute for Global Operations and the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. In addition, students are encouraged to apply for other scholarships offered by the University of Michigan, as well as private scholarships. Students seeking further financial support may apply for a federal loan through the Federal Direct Lending Program if they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International students may secure loans without the need of a U.S.-based co-signer through the Ross School of Business-University of Michigan Credit Union.