Mar 15 2013
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Congratulations to all of the admitted students!
I hope you are still celebrating, but I also want to remind you of a few things to do now as you make your final decision over the coming weeks.
Tune in to the Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) Webcast: Sunday, March 24 at 2pm EST, admissions counselor Katie Kelley and a current undergraduate student will be on hand for an hour to answer all your CPW questions and give you a preview of all the fun that we’re planning this April. Check your email later this week for the details from us about how to tune in.
Financial Aid Tracking & Award Letter: Your award letter will be posted in MyMIT on March 18. If you don’t have one yet, you can find out what documents are still required. There is also a link to the contact information for your financial aid counselor. See this guest blog post for more information.
Some other things to look out for in your MY MIT Portal:
- Campus Preview Weekend Registration: Please register for CPW by... read the post »
Dec 19 2012
I had a great time this past November reading your applications for early action. Truly. I consider it a privilege to read your essays, to learn about your cultural heritage and family background, and discover how you define yourself as a student and a person. I especially loved reading about all the ways students are aligned with MIT’s mission to use math and science to improve the world.
We had more Early Action applications than ever this year, 6,541 to be exact. Just as in previous years, this was an extremely selective Early Action cycle. Of those 6,541 early applicants, we admitted 650 students.
These students represent some of the best minds and exceptional stars of our future. We welcome them to campus, where they will join the similarly accomplished, and diverse community of students at MIT. Our Early Action admits come from 48 states and dozens of countries, bringing with them all their talents in music and art, their athletic prowess, their love for the quirky, their... read the post »
Sep 20 2012
I love a good theme.
I make a big deal over birthdays in my family and celebrations usually last for the entire day and are structured around a central theme, like flight, or pictures, and once even The Sound of Music. (I know, that one is a little out there.) But the point of the theme is to have an organizing principle that helps convey the message you want to get across in a strong and memorable way. And that’s why I am so appreciative of MIT’s theme for the Inauguration of our new President L. Rafael Reif.
One Community: Together in Service.
This theme says a lot about MIT. It says the kind of things about MIT I will be trying to communicate when I travel to Miami next week and talk to students and their families. It says that MIT is community oriented. Truly. The week of symposia that is free and open to the public and organized by many volunteers at MIT, all who hold other fulltime jobs, is testament to that. MIT believes in service; service to the world and service to... read the post »
Sep 4 2012
Good news! You can now log onto MyMIT to access the application for freshman admission to MIT.
Many of you may have received a shiny silver packet in the mail recently. This is our official MIT Application Guide to help you when you start to fill out our application. If you haven’t received one, we will be sending out more this month, so check your mailbox.
Once you register on MyMIT, you will be ready to begin the application process and it’s not too early to start. You’ll want to do a few things right away: schedule your interview and give your teachers the personalized teacher recommendation forms.
In your packet, and on your MyMIT site, you will find the contact information for your MIT interviewer, or Educational Counselor (EC). You should contact your EC as soon as you are ready to schedule the interview, but well before the application deadline. Remember, if you are applying for the November 1 Early Action (EA) deadline, you should set up your interview before October... read the post »
Mar 23 2012
One of the first things I did when I came to MIT was get myself on a bunch of email lists. I now know what is going on around campus with web publishing, communications, social media, with the arts organizations, with the LGBTQ community, and with “food at MIT” just to name a few.
This last one is one of my favorites and I get a number of emails in my inbox from The MIT Food and Agriculture Collaborative (MITFAC).
What’s that, you ask?
MITFAC brings together students – and other MIT community members – to coordinate and support work in the areas of food and agriculture. Members are actively engaged in advocating for and supporting the development of a more sustainable food system on our own campus.
They also work to enhance MIT’s role in contributing to the broader discourse on agricultural sustainability across the global system.