The Michigan 2015 supplemental essay questions have been released and we’ve got them for our readers. The first supplemental essay prompt, which is required of all applicants, reads: “Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. This essay should be approximately 250 words. It’s the University of Michigan’s usual “communities” essay. No surprise there!
The second supplemental essay prompt for the University of Michigan, which is also required of all applicants, reads: “Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests?” This essay should be approximately 500 words. In this essay, the game is about specifics, specifics, specifics. You don’t want to go to the University of Michigan because you like Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, and Jalen Rose. You don’t want to go to Michigan because you want to be a Wolverine (at least in your admissions essays). You need to cite specifics that show that you’ve really done your homework on the academics that Michigan has to offer its students.
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