Prepare for MIT
Information for Counselors
First, you should know that MIT's admissions process is not regionalized, so there is no regionalized officer who exclusively presents your school or area. All of our admissions officers read applications from around the country and around the world; all officers are well prepared to speak with you and answer your questions.
You are welcome to call our office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern) at 1.617.253.3400, or to email our general staff email address at admissions [at] mit [dot] edu; be sure to identify yourself as a counselor and also the name and location of your school. Please note that during reading season (November-April), most admissions officers will either be away from the office reading applications or sequestered in admissions committee.
We are always happy to have a professional conversation on the phone, especially outside of reading season. You are our professional colleagues and we hope to both learn from you what is happening on the ground of high schools as well as share with you about MIT and our admissions process.
Please let us know if you are coming to visit! In addition to the usual information session and campus tour, we'd be happy to have one of our admissions officers chat with you, maybe even have a cup of coffee together. All of this is time permitting, and visits outside of the November-April reading season are much easier for us to accommodate. Drop us a line at admissions [at] mit [dot] edu or at +1.617.253.3400.
Matching A Student With MIT
If you are a guidance counselor, teacher, or school administrator interested in supporting a student's candidacy for admission to MIT, you may be interested in reviewing a few of the following pages to help orient you in our application process:
- The Match Between You and MIT
- The MIT Freshman Application
- The Selection Process
- Admissions Statistics
These pages can give you an idea of what we're looking for in our applicants, how our process works, and important dates and deadlines.
Writing & Submitting Evaluation Letters
In this process, we ask for you as well as two teachers at your school to write thoughtful letters on behalf of your applicants. For our advice and tips on writing a helpful and effective letter, see Writing Recommendations.
While we are not a Common Application school, we can still receive electronic documents from Naviance/Docufide. We are happy to receive documents electronically.