As Michael Jackson would say, "Tee hee!" A revamped version of a classic tune by the Jackson 5 helped a high school senior strike the right note with the college of his choice.

Lawrence Yong, who was placed on the University of Michigan’s waitlist among 14,659 others, revamped the lyrics to the Jackson 5 tune “I Want You Back.” Then, the Los Angeles-native sang and posted his own version dedicated to the UM on YouTube. He apologized for wearing a shirt and tie instead of Michigan swag, according to AnnArbor.com.

And oh, baby, did he get one more chance. Yong was among 42 students who managed to climb through the steep competition of 4,498 students who were waiting it out. Only about .3 percent of students on the waiting list last year actually got into the school, AnnArbor.com reports.

Yong posted this message under his YouTube video a week ago: “I GOT IN YOU GUYS! Thank you SO much for all of your support. There's no way this could have happened without you all!”

As of June 19, Yong had 54,270 views and 246 comments from well-wishers. He’ll likely be a very popular Wolverine next year.

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    Location: Amherst, MA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 30-34 SAT Critical Reading: 670-770 SAT Math: 670-770 SAT Writing: 680-770 % accepted: 15 Total undergrad enrollment: 1,795 Professor interesting rating: 87 Professor accessible rating: 93 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/CheckOutSignIn.aspx?ComeBackTo=%2fschoollist.aspx%3fid%3d703" target="_hplink">Dorms Like Palaces</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amherst_College_Main_Quad.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: David Emmerman

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  • Columbia University

    Location: New York City, NY ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 31-34 SAT Critical Reading: 690-780 SAT Math: 700-790 SAT Writing: 690-780 % accepted: 9 Total undergrad enrollment: 5,888 Professor interesting rating: 77 Professor accessible rating: 74 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/CheckOutSignIn.aspx?ComeBackTo=%2fschoollist.aspx%3fid%3d709" target="_hplink">Great College Town</a> Photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Almamater.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Nowhereman86

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    Location: Deep Springs, CO ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: NR SAT Critical Reading: 750-800 SAT Math: 700-800 SAT Writing: NR % accepted: 7 Total undergrad enrollment: 26 Professor interesting rating: 93 Professor accessible rating: 99 Rankings/Lists: NR Photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DeepSpringsCattleDrive.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Plowboylifestyle

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    Location: Needham, MA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.9 ACT Range: 33-35 SAT Critical Reading: 670-750 SAT Math: 710-780 SAT Writing: 650-730 % accepted: 30 Total undergrad enrollment: 346 Professor interesting rating: 99 Professor accessible rating: 95 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/schoollist.aspx?type=r&id=756" target="_hplink">Students Study the Most</a> Photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Olin_Center_Sunset.JPG" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: L33tminion

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    Location: Cambridge, MA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 31-34 SAT Critical Reading: 690-800 SAT Math: 700-790 SAT Writing: 710-800 % accepted: 7 Total undergrad enrollment: 6,641 Professor interesting rating: 71 Professor accessible rating: 69 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/schoollist.aspx?type=r&id=687" target="_hplink">Best College Library</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boston5809.JPG" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Poco a poco

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    Location: Baltimore, MD ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.72 ACT Range: 29-33 SAT Critical Reading: 630-740 SAT Math: 660-770 SAT Writing: 640-740 % accepted: 21 Total undergrad enrollment: 4,980 Professor interesting rating: 72 Professor accessible rating: 75 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx" target="_hplink">Best Value Colleges</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gilman_Hall,_Johns_Hopkins_University,_Baltimore,_MD.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: daderot

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    Location: Cambridge, MA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 32-35 SAT Critical Reading: 670-760 SAT Math: 740-800 SAT Writing: 670-770 % accepted: 10 Total undergrad enrollment: 4,285 Professor interesting rating: 70 Professor accessible rating: 76 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/schoollist.aspx?type=r&id=756" target="_hplink">Students Study the Most</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mitgreatdome.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Daniel P. B. Smith

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    Location: Princeton, NJ ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.89 ACT Range: 31-35 SAT Critical Reading: 690-790 SAT Math: 710-790 SAT Writing: 700-790 % accepted: 9 Total undergrad enrollment: 5,142 Professor interesting rating: 84 Professor accessible rating: 90 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/schoollist.aspx?type=r&id=728" target="_hplink">Most Beautiful Campus</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexander_Hall_auditorium_Princeton.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Andreas Praefcke

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    Location: Palo Alto, CA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 30-34 SAT Critical Reading: 670-770 SAT Math: 690-780 SAT Writing: 680-780 % accepted: 7 Total undergrad enrollment: 6,889 Professor interesting rating: 91 Professor accessible rating: 86 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/schoolList.aspx?type=r&id=764" target="_hplink">Best Health Services</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stanford_University_1978.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Dirk Beyer

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    Location: New York City, NY ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.6 ACT Range: 29-33 SAT Critical Reading: 610-730 SAT Math: 610-780 SAT Writing: 620-640 % accepted: 8 Total undergrad enrollment: 910 Professor interesting rating: 72 Professor accessible rating: 70 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Tution-Free Colleges Honor Roll</a> Photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cooper_Union_New_Academic_Building_from_north.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Beyond My Ken

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    Location: Chicago, IL ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.79 ACT Range: 30-34 SAT Critical Reading: 700-780 SAT Math: 700-780 SAT Writing: 690-770 % accepted: 19 Total undergrad enrollment: 5,225 Professor interesting rating: 83 Professor accessible rating: 81 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Most Politically Active Students</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hutchinson_Hall,_University_of_Chicago.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Richie D.

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    Location: Philadelphia, PA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.89 ACT Range: 30-34 SAT Critical Reading: 660-750 SAT Math: 690-780 SAT Writing: 680-770 % accepted: 14 Total undergrad enrollment: 9,865 Professor interesting rating: 73 Professor accessible rating: 79 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Green Colleges</a> Photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Foliage_at_Penn_2005_035.jpg" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Bryan Y.W. Shin

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    Location: Charlottesville, VA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 28-32 SAT Critical Reading: 600-710 SAT Math: 620-740 SAT Writing: 610-720 % accepted: 33 Total undergrad enrollment: 14,232 Professor interesting rating: 82 Professor accessible rating: 78 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Great Financial Aid</a> Photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alderman_Library.JPG" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Vtn5n

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    Location: Nashville, TN ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: 3.7 ACT Range: 30-34 SAT Critical Reading: 670-760 SAT Math: 690-770 SAT Writing: 660-750 % accepted: 18 Total undergrad enrollment: 6,879 Professor interesting rating: 86 Professor accessible rating: 85 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Great College Town </a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CommonsCVanderbilt.JPG" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Jbaker08

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    Location: Williamstown, MA ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 29-34 SAT Critical Reading: 660-770 SAT Math: 650-760 SAT Writing: NR % accepted: 19 Total undergrad enrollment: 1,996 Professor interesting rating: 94 Professor accessible rating: 99 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Best Classroom Experience</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Williams_College_-_Thompson_Memorial_Chapel_interior_view.JPG" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Daderot

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    Location: New Haven, CT ASR: 99 Average HS GPA: NR ACT Range: 30-34 SAT Critical Reading: 700-800 SAT Math: 700-780 SAT Writing: 700-790 % accepted: 8 Total undergrad enrollment: 5,279 Professor interesting rating: 87 Professor accessible rating: 87 Rankings/Lists: <a href="http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx" target="_hplink">Happiest Students</a> Photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beinecke_Library_interior_2.JPG" target="_hplink">Credit</a>: Ragesoss

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