Part 1: Biographical Information
Submitting the Part 1 of your application through MyMIT and the $75 application fee initiates your application process.
This form must be submitted no later than November 1 if you're applying Early Action, or no later than January 1 if you're applying Regular Action. We prefer that you submit this form as soon as possible, so that we can get a head start on processing your application file. However, remember that there is not strategic benefit associated with or conferred by applying during either Action cycle. Just do what works for you!
If the application fee presents a hardship for you and your family, you may qualify for a fee waiver. To request a fee waiver, ask your high school guidance counselor, principal, or other school official to fill out the SAT Request for Waiver of College Application Fee form or to submit an official letter on your behalf. The form, or official letter, should be mailed to: MIT Office of Admissions, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Rm. 3-108, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 by the application deadline.
Please provide the requested information about your parents. If you're a member of a non-traditional family, please provide information about the persons whom you consider to be your mother and father, whether they are your biological parents, adoptive parents, or stepparents.
Field of Study
We're asking about your preferred field of study because we're curious about what interests you right now - not because we have any quotas. You won't declare your major until the end of your freshman year - there's a lot of time between now and then to explore, discover new things, change your mind.
For this reason, approximately half of our students ultimately major in something entirely different from what they wrote on their application, so we couldn't use this data to predict anything even if we wanted to. Moral of the story: neither writing "theoretical nuclear intergalactic business physics" nor "underwater basket weaving" will give you an edge in the admissions process, so just be honest!