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Latasha Boyd

Mar 13 2018

A letter for you

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Dear Applicants,

Each year at this time, I feel an overflowing amount of gratitude toward you - yes, you! - for applying. I love learning about your lives and how your individual stories have brought you to this point. I admire your tenacity and your resilience through classes and the struggles you face in life.

 

Some of you may be tempted to think that your time and your story have been wasted if you do not receive an affirmative decision tomorrow.

Please fight those thoughts. A decision is not a measurement of your worth. A decision does not validate or invalidate your life or experiences. A decision is not a culminating experience or the end of the world (though it may feel like it tomorrow).

I'd like you to think of it as an invitation. For some, it will be an invitation to see how MIT can play a further role in your story. For others, it will be an invitation to explore other options, and, like a puzzle, figure out how you can find what you like about MIT in other... read the post »

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Oct 18 2017

QuestBridge 2017 FAQ

Posted in: Freshman Applicants

This is a blog entry specifically for finalists in the QuestBridge National College Match. If you don’t know what this is, don’t worry! If you are a finalist – congratulations! We’re excited to have you applying to MIT through QuestBridge. 

Here are some FAQs that QuestBridge applicants often have at this stage; please read through the FAQ to check if your question is here!

Q: What do I do next?

A: First, you should create a MyMIT account. Then you should complete the MIT application Part 1 (biographical form), and if you are applying for the Match, check off that you are applying Early Action. You do not need to complete the Part 2 (essays, activities, awards) - we will use your QuestBridge application for that. In the Part 1, when you come to the application fee, choose the fee waiver option. There is no need to follow up by mailing a fee waiver to us.

Q: I am taking my tests in November or December. Am I still eligible for the Match?

A: If you have not completed all the... read the post »

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Dec 22 2016

RA deadline Q & A

Posted in: Process & Statistics

Hello, dear RA applicants! 

It's almost winter break and you are trying to finish up all your applications when you'd rather be hanging out. 

We understand and want this process to be as painless as possible! 

Here are the most important things to keep in mind as you wrap your MIT application:

  • Regular Action applications should be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time on January 1. 
  • *NEW* If you are having trouble submitting Part 2, please go to the bottom of each page of the document, select save and continue through the entire document and resubmit. We find this fixes most submission problems. 
  • Your school/teachers may submit their materials after the deadline. We are much more flexible and understanding with teachers and schools. Your recommendations do not need to be in our office by January 1. They can arrive and be processed well after this date and you will still be fine.
  • Please note that materials only need to be “sent” to MIT, not “processed,” by... read the post »

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Oct 31 2016

EA Deadline Tomorrow

Posted in: Process & Statistics

Hello party people! 

I know. November 1 is looming and you are probably feeling like Gary here:

 

As admissions counselor on duty today, I've been helping answer your calls and want you to know that you aren't alone! Lots of students have the same questions you do, so I'm listing the most common questions we're getting below. I will be monitoring the blog through the deadline, so you can ask here as well!

  • Early Action applications should be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time on November 1.
  • Your school/teachers may submit their materials after the deadline. We are much more flexible and understanding with teachers and schools. Your recommendations do not need to be in our office by November 1. They can arrive and be processed well after this date and you will still be fine.
  • Please note that materials only need to be “sent” to MIT, not “processed,” by the Nov. 1 deadline. Please allow 10-14 days for the processing of all submitted materials. Items are not posted... read the post »

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Oct 20 2016

QuestBridge 2016 FAQ

Posted in: Miscellaneous

This is a blog entry specifically for finalists in the QuestBridge National College Match. If you don’t know what this is, don’t worry! If you are a finalist – congratulations! We’re excited to have you applying to MIT through QuestBridge.

Here are some FAQs that QuestBridge applicants often have at this stage:

Q: What do I do next?

A: First, you should create a MyMIT account. Then you should complete the MIT application Part 1 (biographical form), and if you are applying for the Match, check off that you are applying Early Action. You do not need to complete the Part 2 (essays, activities, awards) - we will use your QuestBridge application for that. In the Part 1, when you come to the application fee, choose the fee waiver option. There is no need to follow up by mailing a fee waiver to us.

Q: I am taking my tests in November/December/January. Am I still eligible for the Match?

A: If you have not completed all the testing requirements by the October test dates, you will... read the post »

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