How to Apply

To apply to HSSP, first-year freshmen admitted to UM Ann Arbor must complete the Michigan Learning Community (MLC) application.  Prospective students will be guided to the MLC application after completion of the online Housing Application.  Please refer to University Housing's Fall 2013 MLC Application Instructions for more information on how to apply.

Admitted students who have paid the U-M enrollment deposit will receive access to the online Housing Application beginning in late March, or approximately three weeks after paying the enrollment deposit.  Students applying to HSSP will be asked to complete three short-answer essays.

In any given year, HSSP can expect at least three applications for each available space. HSSP's application review will focus on three general areas of consideration:

  • Application essays—HSSP reviewers examine essays for a number of qualities and characteristics, including creativity, originality, and interests that are well aligned with HSSP's mission of encouraging investigation into the health sciences.
  • Extracurricular activities/interests—Activities (including work) should show a high level of humanistic intent and a dedication to the service of others.
  • Personal characteristics—HSSP will consider individual factors and characteristics that may allow prospective members to contribute to the community in unique or compelling ways.

Michigan Learning Community applications take precedence over roommate requests. If admitted to an MLC, successful applicants' roommate requests may not be considered. Further, it is posible for one roommate to be admitted to HSSP and the other declined.

Admissions decisions will be sent out in June. If admitted to an MLC, that particular program will distribute information about program requirements. If HSSP is the only program to which the student applied, students will hear directly from HSSP regarding admission status.

In addition to HSSP, U-M offers many other opportunities for incoming freshmen, such as: