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University of Michigan 
Application & Essay Help

We Can Help with Your University of Michigan Application


Students applying for admission to U-M will be able to apply directly to the Ross School of Business starting with the fall 2025 entering class.


Why do so many students want to go to U of M?

University of Michigan Admissions Expertise

Barbara Connolly was a reader in admissions at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where she learned the ins and outs of the University of Michigan admissions process.  Her college admission counseling has personally helped countless students gain admission to many of the colleges and schools at the University of Michigan.


In addition, Barbara has trained a team of college counselors who have gained experience in University of Michigan admissions, with different team members having admissions expertise at different colleges such as the college of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), Michigan Ross, Michigan Engineering, the Michigan School of Information, and the other 15 schools, colleges, and divisions at the University of Michigan. These team members provide a full range of college counseling services including Michigan application essays and college application assistance.


College Choice Counseling (CCC) is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan, a short drive from Ann Arbor.  Because of our proximity to the University of Michigan, our college admission counseling services help a high percentage of our students apply to the University of Michigan as one of their top-choice schools, often their #1 choice.


CCC regularly reaches out to the University of Michigan admissions office to discuss specific questions on behalf of individual students. These discussions have resulted in our team having a broad base of intricate knowledge about University of Michigan admissions, knowledge which is shared among our team members.

Barbara recently collaborated with the University of Michigan for an article – “Answers to the Questions Students Ask About Applying to U-M.” Read the article here.

The Importance of the “Why U of M” Essay

A great “Why U of M” essay can make the difference in your University of Michigan application. CCC has a team of essay coaches who work with so many students applying to the University of Michigan that our team has developed a deep expertise in helping each student develop his or her best “Why U of M” essay.


Strategically Applying to the “Right” School at U of M

Some students know (or think they know) which college at the University of Michigan is their target. Other students are unsure which college they think is their best fit.

There are many different paths from admission to graduation at the University of Michigan, and knowing these paths can impact which college a student applies to.

Questions like these are very important in deciding which school at the University of Michigan to apply to:

  • If I don’t get accepted to the college I’ve applied to at the University of Michigan, can I still be accepted into LSA?

  • If I am denied admission to a school or program as an incoming freshman, but still accepted into LSA, can I apply to transfer to that school or program during my freshman year?

The Bottom Line in Choosing CCC for University of Michigan College Counseling Services

Barbara has extensive expertise in University of Michigan admissions over the last 20 years, and with the CCC team provides high-level college admission counseling services. Barbara regularly discusses individual cases with the private college counselors on the CCC team, supporting them and strategizing with them.


CCC works extensively with both in-state and out-of-state students who are striving for admission to the University of Michigan. We have a high rate of success with both in-state and out-of-state students.

CCC helps with letters of continuing interest and coping with and strategizing after deferral.

Often times the subtle nuances our private college counseling services provide can make a real difference, and when it comes to the University of Michigan admissions we are keenly in touch with and experienced with these important nuances.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

At College Choice Counseling®, we are dedicated to helping you navigate the college admissions process and make the best decision for your future. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our University of Michigan application services, please contact us. We are available to answer your questions via phone, email, or through our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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