MIT Admissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Elizabeth C. '13

Mar 13 2018


Posted in: Best of the Blogs, Miscellaneous


Jan 16 2018


Posted in: Freshman Applicants, Process & Statistics

Happy New Year, beautiful people! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays as much as my family did:

Anyway, I come to you in 2018 bearing forms… the February Updates and Notes (FUN) form.

tl;dr: the FUN form is where you can send us your latest grades along with any other relevant updates that you want us to know (things like awards, achievements, etc. that have happened after you submitted your application). Don’t feel obligated to fill up the form—it’s okay if all you’re sending us is semester grades. But you DO have to submit it, regardless of if you have updates or not. Access it through your MyMIT and submit it by Feb. 15!

Now, if you’re sitting there confused, about to call the Admissions office, don’t worry—Auntie E has got your back. Pleeeease look through the FAQs I’ve assembled below first. If you can’t find an answer here, leave a comment or feel free to contact the office.

I already graduated high school or I’m not currently in school. What do I do?
Ya still gotta... read the post »


Oct 24 2017

Early Action FAQs

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Process & Statistics

The first round of application deadlines are upon you, which means ALL THE EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS are upon us.

So many.

If you’ve been trying to contact the Admissions office regarding your application, and you still haven’t heard from us, don’t worry! We got your message but are chipping away at them more slowly than usual because the volume has been so high. (Last week, we were getting over a hundred emails a day…) While you are patiently waiting, please check out the FAQs below in case I can get you back to zen calm state sooner :)

***AN IMPORTANT NOTE***: A lot of people seem to be panicking about getting all the required materials in for the Early Action (EA) deadline. We know that there’s been a ton of craziness with natural disasters this year (which impacted the testing), not all of you have been able to set up your interview, etc. If you can’t make the Early Action deadline, it is okay to apply Regular Action (RA). Seriously. You don’t get “bonus points” or extra... read the post »


Oct 6 2017

Advice for the MIT Interview

Posted in: Freshman Applicants, Information, Process & Statistics

0:08 Our deadline
What happens during an interview
What to wear
How much does the interview matter??
What if I bomb the interview????
:41 Quick tips for the interview


Sep 25 2017

For applicants affected by natural disasters

Posted in: MIT Facts, Freshman Applicants, Information, Process & Statistics

If you’re wanting to apply Early Action (EA) to MIT this year but were affected by recent hurricanes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters, know that our hearts go out to you from MIT Admissions. It’s understandable that there’s a lot on your mind right now, and the last thing we want is for college applications to add to that stress. We know that some of you are still dealing with damage to your homes and schools and power outages, so if you’re worried about making our deadlines (like the Nov. 1 EA deadline) because of these things, please take note of the following:

  • Focus on taking care of yourself, your family, your community, and your safety. You will not be penalized in the application process because of delays caused by these events.
  • We try to be as flexible as possible in these situations. When you’re able to do so, reach out to us at 617-253-3400 or email us at admissions [at] mit [dot] edu. We’ll have an Admissions officer available to talk to you and figure out... read the post »