Student Applications

      Our winter application cycle is open!!


Application Process

The house member application to the Telluride House for the fall application cycle is available here and a letter of recommendation guide that you are encouraged to send to the individuals writing letters on your behalf is available here.

The application process is designed to be challenging but not intimidating. The first round consists of several essays on a variety of topics. We highly recommend that you invest a significant amount of time into the essays. Although no applicant with weak essays has gone onto the second round, we do encourage candidates to use the application process to show us what they have to offer in their terms. The house has accepted members as much for their artistic portfolios and scientific research as for their essays and interviews.

Applicants selected for the second round will be contacted about an interview, either in person at Telluride House in Ann Arbor, Michigan or via telephone, Google Hangouts and/or Skype, towards the end of March 2018. We anticipate making final decisions sometime in April 2018.

Dates and Deadlines

The application is due on or before 11:59:59pm EST on Wednesday February 21, 2018.

Terms of Scholarship

To learn more about house amenities and scholarship requirements, please visit the Terms of Scholarship page.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must enroll as full-time University of Michigan students while in the house.

Only applications from incoming freshmen and transfer students will be considered this winter semester; current University of Michigan students are only eligible to apply during the fall cycle. All selected students will join the house in the fall of the following academic year (fall 2018 in this case).


If you have any questions about the application process, please email:



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