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Mar 15, 2008

Admitted

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Welcome to the Class of 2012! Feel free to use this forum to introduce yourselves to your future classmates, and Early Action admits, welcome your new classmates...

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FIRST!!

Posted by: Vanilla on March 15, 2008

SECOND!!!

Posted by: lol on March 15, 2008

Hey! If you're admitted, congratulation! You should join the MIT Class of 2012 Facebook group!

Posted by: Sam on March 15, 2008

Wow. I don't know how to pluralize expressions of acclamation.

Posted by: Sam on March 15, 2008

Good luck everyone smile

Posted by: Justin Powell on March 15, 2008

THIRD!!!!

Posted by: Kinshuk on March 15, 2008

OMGOMG OMG!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!

Posted by: Alyssa on March 15, 2008

Wow I am very nervous

Posted by: Louis on March 15, 2008

I am innnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

anybody got any results as yet?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

I am in

Posted by: Zeina Siam on March 15, 2008

admitted too:)

Posted by: freemind on March 15, 2008

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MIT!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Yihe on March 15, 2008

Congrats everyone who got in!

Posted by: Matt on March 15, 2008

=)

This is one of the best days of my life.

Posted by: Rachel on March 15, 2008

HEY!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!!!!!! If you have AOL IM (AIM), come say hi at the MIT12 chatroom! ^__^

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

Yeahooo!!!

Admitted!!! Kudaiga shukur!!!

Posted by: KaYnaR on March 15, 2008

Good luck everyone!

Posted by: Josh Leonard-Goodwill on March 15, 2008

I LOVE YOU, MIT!!

Posted by: Becky '12 on March 15, 2008

Congratulations, everyone! Can't wait to see you at CPW!

Posted by: Shannon '12 on March 15, 2008

So what are the first words it says when you get admitted?

Posted by: Badhnk on March 15, 2008

I am admitted!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

And Welcome! I look forward to meeting you all in April.

Posted by: Josh Leonard-Goodwill on March 15, 2008

Now that you all have gotten in...you should go to CPW (Campus Preview Weekend!)

http://web.mit.edu/admissions/cpw/

Posted by: JR Chapman on March 15, 2008

I'm in. I cant wait to meet you all.

Posted by: OmarA on March 15, 2008

smile smile smile

Posted by: ZKF on March 15, 2008

Hi everybody!!! Congratulations to all!

Posted by: anon on March 15, 2008

Congrats to all that got in! I look forward to meeting y'all at CPW.

Posted by: Alvin on March 15, 2008

Yes! I got admitted! I look foward to seeing you all in the fall!

Posted by: Alex on March 15, 2008

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Louis A (Oakridge School) on March 15, 2008

Fourth :D
PALESTINE

Posted by: Yazan AlNahhas on March 15, 2008

Sorry to be posting in this blog.

I just wanted to extend my congratulations to you guys and girls. Have fun.

Posted by: rejected on March 15, 2008

YESS I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!!...everybody join the facebook group...lets have a party lol

Posted by: Akara on March 15, 2008

@Louis A

Would that be the Oakridge School in Arlington,TX?

Posted by: anon on March 15, 2008

I'm in too smile

Posted by: Karen on March 15, 2008

congrats guys!!!! look forward to meeting you!

Posted by: Marie on March 15, 2008

YAY! I'm so happy. Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Katelyn on March 15, 2008

I've never cried from happiness before - there's a first time for everything! Including getting admitted to MIFREAKINT!

Posted by: Gabi on March 15, 2008

:D

Posted by: Steven on March 15, 2008

oh it seems that I am late here. but anyway Congrad guys.. cant wait to see you all

Posted by: Khboy on March 15, 2008

Congradulations everybody !

Posted by: Phil on March 15, 2008

OMG I cannot even describe how I feel right now =D =D =D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to meet you guys!!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

thank you smile

Posted by: LM on March 15, 2008

wohooo!!!!! :D:D:D

Posted by: maryam on March 15, 2008

so excited!!!!!!!

Posted by: Nina :) on March 15, 2008

I AM IN!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

I want to thank all the MIT admission officers, because this is one of the happiest days of my life. They have made the college application process both fun and sincere. Thank you for admitting a young girl who, 7 years ago, never thought she was smart enough to even speak in class.

Thank you!

P.S. Congrats to all of those who were accepted! Class of 2012- Represent!

Posted by: PM on March 15, 2008

hey some care to post the actual message u guys received on the website..?

Posted by: Some who got rejected... on March 15, 2008

I feel so very validated.

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

THANK YOU!!!!
after being deferred i really thought i stood no chance of getting in and convinced myself i no longer wanted to go to mit!! how wrong was I!!!!! tHANK you thank you thank you thank you!!!!1

Posted by: Tulio on March 15, 2008

Acclamations to all! Uhm. is that how you spell it? But teh awesome. Dianhao, hope you're on here somewhere.

Posted by: Chrisantha Perera, SCP 08, MIT 2012 on March 15, 2008

I can't freakin wait! I am in MIT! WOW! Congrats to all!!!!!!!!!!!1 love you all!!!

Posted by: Zeina Siam on March 15, 2008

MIT here I come!!!

Posted by: Roberto Martinez on March 15, 2008

Thank god!! I can't believe it!! WOOT!!!

Posted by: Ray Luo on March 15, 2008

yea, i was deferred early too. But YAY!

Posted by: CP on March 15, 2008

anyone takin the AIME next week?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

OMG, I got in! I'm so happy!

Posted by: Ragheb on March 15, 2008

OH MY GOD!!!! I CANNOT stop screaming!!!!!
This is OFFICIALLY the happiest day of my ENTIRE LIFE!!!!
Thank you SoooOOOOOooooOOOOooo much to the Admissions Committee.
Congratulations to the rest of the class of 2012!!
GO BEAVERS!!!

Posted by: Natasha4 on March 15, 2008

I'm finally in!!!

Posted by: Chip on March 15, 2008

Wow, big decision ahead: West Point or MIT?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Yesssss! Whooo-hoo. I'm in-in-in-in-in! =^)

Posted by: Julia on March 15, 2008

Go Beavers indeed!

Wow.

It feels even better after being deferred.

Hurray to speechlessness!!!!

Posted by: Keshav P on March 15, 2008

So, you guys coming to CPW?

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

Well done guys, I didn't get in but congrats to all those who did. I wish you all the best class of 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Siya on March 15, 2008

I just died of shock. DIED. Seriously, I'm writing this from beyond the grave.
GOODNESS GRACIOUS OH MY GOD WOW ETC

Dude, I hope I get raised from the dead in time to matriculate...

Posted by: Alison on March 15, 2008

Hey ,anyone in here from india?

Posted by: Raghav on March 15, 2008

Yay!! MIT was the only school that I applied to, so I'm extremely lucky. Of course, if luck is supposed to even out over the course of a lifetime, this might mean that I will never win another raffle again.

Posted by: YXZ on March 15, 2008

@YXZ

Nope, never again.

Posted by: Snively on March 15, 2008

@ anon yes Oakridge School Arlington, TX do I know you ???

Posted by: Louis A on March 15, 2008

Go Beavers. Thank God. I love you all.

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Congrats people... I'm curious but what's the message you get for getting accepted?

Posted by: Rejected on March 15, 2008

OMG OMG OMG
No I can't stop saying it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Oh. My. God. on March 15, 2008

@Rejected

Here's the message:

On behalf of the Admissions Committee, it is my pleasure to offer you admission to the MIT Class of 2012. You stood out as one of the most talented and promising students in one of the most competitive applicant pools in the history of the Institute. Your commitment to personal excellence and principled goals has convinced us that you will both contribute to our diverse community and thrive within our academic environment. We think that you and MIT are a great match.

You’ll likely have offers of admission from many fine schools, but we hope that you’ll choose to enroll at MIT. You have until May 1, 2008 to let us know if you’ll call MIT home for the next four years – please visit your MyMIT account to complete our official Reply Form. Until then, we look forward to building our relationship with you and to helping you to get to know us better. In the coming weeks, we’ll be in touch via phone, email, and web.

Many of our students believe that the campus visit experience was the deciding factor in their choice to enroll at MIT. Therefore, we hope you will be our guest at Campus Preview Weekend (CPW), held on the MIT campus from Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13. CPW is an excellent way to experience MIT student life firsthand. You’ll go to classes, eat lots of food, join hallway conversations, and meet your future classmates. We encourage your parents to attend as well; please see the enclosed CPW invitation for details.

If you can’t come to CPW, please try to visit campus before May 1. To make arrangements to stay overnight with an undergraduate host, simply complete the online request form in your MyMIT account. If you are unable to visit campus but eager to get to know MIT, you’ll have the chance to speak with a current undergraduate soon; an MIT student will be calling you in April.

And now for the requisite fine print – I must remind you that this offer of admission is contingent upon your completing the school year with flying colors. Have fun with the rest of your senior year, but please keep your grades up!

I hope you’ll agree with us that MIT is the perfect place to prepare for your future. As a member of our community, you’ll join builders, scholars, entrepreneurs, and humanitarians. Together, you will make all the difference in a world that desperately needs you.

Many congratulations, and once again, welcome to MIT! (Now stop reading this and go celebrate. grin

Sincerely,

Stuart Schmill
Interim Director of Admissions

P.S. Don't forget to visit the Campus Preview Weekend web site to begin making your travel plans!

Posted by: Oh. My. God. on March 15, 2008

WWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we'll be on an endorphin high for the rest of spring break.

Twin: just spring break? please, this will get me through the APs

Posted by: Anonymous and Anonymous' twin on March 15, 2008

See you at CPW! Best day of my life smile

Posted by: Danny '12 on March 15, 2008

The wait is finally over! Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Chris on March 15, 2008

WOOT! Accepted!
Congrats to everyone else!

Posted by: Ed on March 15, 2008

Woohoo! smile Thank you, MIT!

Posted by: BaiWan on March 15, 2008

Oh. My. Gosh. I got in. I still can't believe it!

Posted by: Tim-baugh on March 15, 2008

Woot~!! Thanks, MIT!

BTW, is anyone else planning to enter MIT's architecture program?

Posted by: caffeinejunkie on March 15, 2008

@ Raghav:
Hi! I dont' live in India, but I'm from India ^__^.....So, you've applied from India? Nice.....congratulations on getting in btw ^__^. What part of India are you from?

@ BaiWan:
......Do I know you.....? If not, sorry about this, your name just reminds me of someone I know ^__^.

To everyone else, Congratulations again ^__^!!!!!! I hope I'll be seeing you all at CPW ^__^

(yes, I really like this face: ^__^)

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

Love U all, MIT people!!

Posted by: Cynthia Li on March 15, 2008

OMG I never thought i would write in this blog! but i am! wooooohooooooo. It is 3:49 am in Australia and I am sick, but nothing beats what I am feeling at the moment.

Posted by: Sid Saraswat on March 15, 2008

Congratulations to everyone!
WOW! I never really expected to be this HAPPY!!!

Posted by: Jorge Simosa on March 15, 2008

AHHHH WE GOT IN!!!

Posted by: Judith '12 on March 15, 2008

yay!!! ^-^

Posted by: Marty on March 15, 2008

Level Up
Pride +10
Vitality +15
Happiness +ERRR BUFFER OVERFLOW01010101010101010101010101001010110101010101010

Posted by: Tim Kaler on March 15, 2008

^_^ yay!!!!!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Heh, after getting deferred early, I spent all week preparing myself for a reject/waitlist...so this acceptance was totally unexpected. Wow : ).

Thanks Ben, Matt, Bryan, Daniel and all the other admissions/fin aid officers for putting so much work into selecting our class, and thanks to all the bloggers for making the past few weeks tolerable, and for spreading the love of MIT. : )

Posted by: yiwen on March 15, 2008

I read the first line...and just cried. I can't believe it!!! Congratulations Everyone!!!! Can't wait to meet you all at CPW!!!!

Posted by: Helen on March 15, 2008

why am I not more excited?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

@ Rutu: Well, I'm from Bulgaria - a little far away from India, so I don't think we know each other. But anyway, I'm Deyan, nice to meet you smile

Congratulations to all! Looking forward to seeing you!

Posted by: BaiWan on March 15, 2008

i'M in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mit ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG!!!!!

I cant wait to meet everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Aditi on March 15, 2008

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MIT!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Papagena on March 15, 2008

So, what fields does everyone here want to go into? I'm almost definitely doing 8/18 (math/physics) and then taking lots of elective classes in creative writing......you?

@ BaiWan:
Hehe......nevermind ^__^. Actually, even though I'm from India, I live in the US........but yeah, your name looked like a friend of mine......but no matter. Hi!!!! Hehe, ummm, I'm Rutu (actual name), nice to meet you too ^__^.

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

Admissions Committee, (thanks)^ tan(π/2)!

I know one thing: I know no language which has a word to precisely express myself!

Raghav, congrats!! I am from India too...

Posted by: Tanmay on March 15, 2008

W00T!!!!!!!!!!

(i was DYING to posr as Aditi '12 =) )


yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love MIT!!!!!!!!

forever and ever and ever =)

Posted by: Aditi '12 on March 15, 2008

IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Maximus on March 15, 2008

HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL.

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Tanmay----> Tanmay'12

Posted by: Tanmay on March 15, 2008

I am in MIT!!!!!!!!!!!1 I used to think about other colleges, but now, nooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! II am in MIT!!!!!!!!!!!1 I used to think about other colleges, but now, nooooooooooo wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! I<3 MIT

Posted by: Zeina Siam'12 on March 15, 2008

It feels like a dream come true!!Awwwwwwwwwww!!!

I get to write '12 behind my name!! OHH,, awesome!!! =D =D =D xD

OH MY!! I'll REALLY get to meet Ben!!!

*rolls around like a ball*

It's called the start of a life =D

Hello everyone!!!Looking forward to meet all of you, soon!!Let's work together to make this world a better place!!^^ ^^

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

Posted by: senna ('12!!) on March 15, 2008

@Louis A

No, you don't know me, but my cousins go to that school.

Posted by: anon on March 15, 2008

Congratulation everyone...^^

Posted by: Anonymous on March 15, 2008

Hey All!!! Oh my God!!!! I am sooo happppyyyy!! I feel so greaaat!!! Its like a dream come true!!

Congrats to all who got admitted!!

PS: Any other Pakistanis who got admission?

Posted by: Afrah Shafquat on March 15, 2008

Thank you, dear all admissions officers and financial aid officers, for working so hard for us...I feel like we don't deserve THAT amount of care and sincerity while handling our applications...=)

Thank you, dear Chris, Snively, Paul, Jess, Mitra and all other bloggers for making my love for MIT deeper and deeper!!

Thank you!!!! I love MIT!!!! ^^

Oh, and does anyone notice that '3/7', when flipped 90 degrees, spells 'MIT'?? Maybe we should celebrate March 7 as MIT day!!! ^^ hee-hee!!

Posted by: senna ('12!!) on March 15, 2008

@ raghav
my bro's name is raghav. i lived in calcutta for 10 years.

OMFG!!!!!! I had to post twice!

btw how do we apply to be a blogger?

Posted by: Keshav P '12 on March 15, 2008

Hm, I think I'm gonna take Stanford over MIT.. but congrats to everyone.

Posted by: Ty on March 15, 2008

GOT INTO MIT! SO EXCITED!!! OMG!!! I CANT WAIT TO SEE MYSELF IN MIT, SURROUNDED BY BRILLIANT PEOPLE AND EXCEPTIONAL RESOURCES!!! SEEYA THERE!

Posted by: krishna on March 15, 2008

Congratulations to everyone!

I remember that feeling that you are all having right now! Great isn't it?

Can't wait to meet you all at CPW!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Was I the first one to post with a '12 after my name ?

smile

Posted by: Aditi on March 15, 2008

@ Raghav and Tanmay: What part of India are you guys from?

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

BaiWan, pozdravleniq smile) poznavash li drugi prieti bulgari?

Posted by: stanislav '11 on March 15, 2008

Yay! Thank you MIT! and congrats to everyone!

Posted by: Nan on March 15, 2008

Hi! I am from Dehradun!

Posted by: Tanmay on March 15, 2008

I wish i had some kind of positive message to post. I don't. Can I leave two negative messages.

Hello everyone I am Ishaan, I believe To err is human , to joke divine :D

Waiting to meet you all at MIT.

Posted by: G.I. Joke Ishaan (India) on March 15, 2008

@ Afrah
I'm a pakistani too!!!

Posted by: maryam on March 15, 2008

OMG. OMG! OMG!!!!
I can't believe it!
Congrats to all!
O M G !!!
I must be in heaven!!!! I must have died and gone to heaven!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
It seems stupid, but this is anonymous, so I can admit it: I cried. A lot. I can always control my emotions... but I couldn't today. This is crazy! Is this real? If its a dream, its a terrible one.
And this terrible thought - what if it was a typo?
*^_^* wow! I'm losing it today! LOL
Congrats to all! See you all next year!
XD

Posted by: Ecstasy ['12!] XD on March 15, 2008

This was a triumph

Posted by: Lindseuse on March 15, 2008

stanislav: mersi smile znam nqkolko choveka, koito kandidatstvaha, ama ne sme se pohvalili oshte vzaimno da vidim na koi kakvo sa mu spodelili

Posted by: Baiwan on March 15, 2008

I can't believe this! I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ben Harvatine on March 15, 2008

'12 Baby, OH YEA! I'm in!

Posted by: Chris on March 15, 2008

Anyone else going for Aerospace Engineering and Physics?

Posted by: Ecstasy ['12!] XD on March 15, 2008

Yess! I'm in! Sooo happy!

Posted by: Meng Li on March 15, 2008

Ecstasy '12, me!

Posted by: Tanmay '12 on March 15, 2008

Ecstasy '12, me!

Posted by: Tanmay '12 on March 15, 2008

Tanmay '12! You're going for Aero too?

Posted by: Ecstasy '12 on March 15, 2008

Congratulations to the new Class of 2012.... See you all at the CPW...

Posted by: MIT'11 on March 15, 2008

@ Maryam

Hey!! Congratulations Girrlll!! I am so happy!! DO you know abt anymore Pakistanis.. I am so excited!! And I know its same at your end!! Good luck for Alevel

Posted by: Afrah Shafquat on March 15, 2008

Congrats, you guys! Can't wait to meet you all at CPW!

Posted by: Susan '11 on March 15, 2008

@ Tanmay: Hey, I'm originally from Orissa.

@ Ishaan: Hmmmmm.......I don't think that's negative ^__^....btw, what part of India are you from?

I'm going to go into physics...Anyone else?

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

I'm still in a state of disbelief, but I will reach equilibrium soon! [lol, too much chem, huh?] Tanmay, you're from India? Me too! [Well, I gre up in the US] Are you going to the CPW?

Posted by: Ecstasy '12 on March 15, 2008

*grew up

Posted by: Ecstasy '12 on March 15, 2008

I'm

Posted by: Twilight Bob on March 15, 2008

I congratulate u all and MIT forever!!!!

Posted by: talgat on March 15, 2008

Congrats all regular decision admits! Can't wait to meet you all at CPW!

Posted by: Natalie on March 15, 2008

Well, have fun. You earned it.

Posted by: Twilight Bob on March 15, 2008

WOW I'M SO HAPPY!!!!

Congratulations to everyone admitted!!!!!

Thank you so much Admissions Office!!!!!!!

Posted by: Thomas on March 15, 2008

woot! rejected from caltech, but who cares now. MIT > CIT!! =] Great job to everyone else!

Posted by: nikmart on March 15, 2008

I'm in!!!
I cannot believe! It's a miracle!

Posted by: Seojin on March 15, 2008

CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!
CAN'T WAIT TO MEET EVERYONE!!!!!!!

Posted by: Abi on March 15, 2008

Do you know where we can check out our financial aid info?
Thanks!

Posted by: Yihe on March 15, 2008

This is awesome!

Posted by: Steven on March 15, 2008

just thought i'd leave my mark here on such an exciting day grin

Posted by: Joyce Wang '12 on March 15, 2008

Woooooooooooooooow. I am soo happy. Congrats to everyone who got in. Im so HHAPPY. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. A happy Ides of March to Everyone

Posted by: Sammi on March 15, 2008

have you guys joined the facebook group yet? go join!


=)

Are any of the internationals going for CPW?

I think I might!
Cant wait!

Posted by: Aditi '12! on March 15, 2008

Congrats to all of ya'll! (Hopefully that's me next year)

Posted by: Rachel '13 hopeful on March 15, 2008

Maile pani paaye
khusi lagyo
I hope somebody will understand this

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Nepali koi chhaina? ma eklai hune bhaye ni ta!!!!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

yayyyyy!!!! I'm in I'm in I'm in!!!!!

anyone with me for bioengineering???

Posted by: shion on March 15, 2008

hey! was anyone of you called? or did you all receive emails? congrats to ya all by the way!

Posted by: viral modi on March 15, 2008

so what should we be able to access through myMIT? i cant access the admitted students thing...

Posted by: Keshav P '12 on March 15, 2008

Ahh.. so excited, I can't even believe it smile
Congrats to everyone!

Posted by: Joan S on March 15, 2008

anyone else rejected by caltech apart from nickmart? join the group people! 2 ALREADY!

Posted by: VIRAL MODI on March 15, 2008

people in the house! was everyone called or emailed... i still can't believe it! reply someone

Posted by: Krupa Suchak on March 15, 2008

Aditi '12, you must be having a visa then (?). If I am right, there's something sort of 90 days rule, which might just take the CPW away from me.

Posted by: Tanmay on March 15, 2008

Admitted!!

Dear MIT Committee Members:

Thanks for your notification of March 15th. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your rejection at this time.

This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of schools, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.

Despite your outstanding record and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my current career needs.

Consequently, I will begin taking classes as a undergraduate student in your electrical engineering department.

I look forward to seeing you then.

If you have further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at george.smith@mit.edu.

Sincerely, George

Posted by: george on March 15, 2008

Well this is a good time. Cheers!

Posted by: Andy Kalenderian on March 15, 2008

You guys, I can't find the Facebook group, I search for it but only people pop up. Is it a global group or a restricted MIT-only group?

Posted by: Anonymous '12 on March 15, 2008

This feels so surreal- its been 3 hrs since I found out and it still hasnt sunken in fully!
Wow- Im going to MIT!!

Posted by: kavya on March 15, 2008

Congratulations to you all! Go celebrate! Celebrate! smile

See you all at CPW! =D

Posted by: Oasis on March 15, 2008

guys!!!!!!!!!!!! can anyone please reply...were you called? did you receive the good news through a phone call or a were emailed?

Posted by: viral modi on March 15, 2008

Sooo excited! I got deferred EA, but this is the BEST (day-late) birthday present!

Congrats to ALL of you!

Posted by: Drew H '12 on March 15, 2008

I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Joshua on March 15, 2008

I AM NOT GOING TO SLEEP IN FEAR THAT THIS IS A DREAM!!!!

Posted by: Celena on March 15, 2008

@viral modi

I think you go to http://decisions.mit.edu and log in using your MyMIT username and password. I don't get any phone calls or e-mails about decisions =)
best of luck!!

*
Aww...I'm so sleepy...Its 2 AM here, and no one's awake to celebrate with me =D Guess I'll just go crazy tomorrow xD

So, see you all soon, guys!! ^^

Posted by: senna ('12!!) on March 15, 2008

viral modi, you have to go to the decisions page.
you can find the link on the left hand side of this blog [first under admissions bulletins].
good luck, if you haven't found out yet!
for the facebook group... click on the link in the beginning of this page. ^_^
Is this real!?!?!?
I keep going back to the decisions page to check if I'd really seen it or not!

Posted by: Ecstasy '12 on March 15, 2008

@ viral modi -

For a variety of different reasons, a small number of applicants get called / emailed / stalked at PetSmart, but this is rare. Most people find out via decisions.mit.edu.

Posted by: Ben on March 15, 2008

I'm so so happy. I didn't even know that today we found out until today, so I didn't even have to be a nervous wreck! I can't wait!!

Posted by: Phil on March 15, 2008

Congratulation everyone, WOW! I can't wait to go here to check out!

Posted by: lowell:) on March 15, 2008

The PetSmart story is PRICELESS

Posted by: Snively on March 15, 2008

Hey, so, who here is coming to CPW? (26 days!!!!)

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

PetSmart?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

none of us are sleeping tonight! is anyone planning to? haha! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i am in! thats the way aha aha! i like it aha aha!

Posted by: viral modi on March 15, 2008

Congratulations to you all! And Even though I myself didn't get in,I wish all of those who did a wondrous Undergard Degree at MIT- Make the world a better place as I would have tried my best to do.I am not as in a state of shock as I thought I'd be, for even though I got a scholarship to go to MIT with my government paying it all, I guess I'll have to use the scholarship elsewhere!And to all those who have daily read the blogs at MIT, now's no time to stop! Keep it up!Let's keep an eye on those at MIT who would be trying to make the globe a better place while we strive to do likewise in whichever instituion we land up! God BLess!

Posted by: Masud on March 15, 2008

did anyone from Nigeria get in?

Posted by: a nigerian on March 15, 2008

yaaaay. now the only thing is "keeping [my] grades up". Yeah right

Posted by: Vineet on March 15, 2008

I am so happy I got in! Congrats to everyone! ^_^

Posted by: Maxx on March 15, 2008

congrats everyone =] i am so happy right now... i reread the letter a million times haha

CANT WAIT TO MEET U ALL!

Posted by: Rena K on March 15, 2008

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: umaimah'12 on March 15, 2008

YES!!!!!!!!! I get to be a nerd!!!!
Too many nightmares about rejection letters...

Posted by: Sarah on March 15, 2008

@umaimah
are u a nigerian?

Posted by: anon on March 15, 2008

Congratulations all!! Trust me, most of you guys still don't have an idea what ride you're up for.:D Welcome to MIT.

Raghav, Tanmay, Ishaan! Dudes can't wait to see you guys. Get in touch. And yup, consider joining the western Orkut: Facebook. :D

Aur Indian-subcontinent se kiska kiska hua?

Posted by: Viksit'11(India) on March 15, 2008

Best wishes to all the accepted. My daughter was defered and now she didn't get in. We kind of prepared as a family for any news. We do know that if you are from a certain background from where, the most smart and predominant pool of applicants apply, it would be virtually impossible to get in if one can't match with them closely. Although colleges say there is no quota system, one wouldn't want to see 1500 people from the same back ground. Thanks MIT for keeping this process exciting.

Posted by: A parent on March 15, 2008

congrats everyone!! i can't wait till cpw! =)

Posted by: carmen'12 on March 15, 2008

So I was thinking - something I regained the ability to do after a few hours - and I realized that, as perfectly glorious and wonderful as this day is (and really, the weather's lovely in FL), how perfect would it have been if the letters came out yesterday (pi day)?

Posted by: Gabi on March 15, 2008

Congratulations Class of 2012

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

Has anyone from Belgium gotten in?

Posted by: Migulic on March 15, 2008

for the petsmart thing, go to: here, and then the december 15th entry.

Posted by: Keshav P '12 on March 15, 2008

Hello to all!! Congratulations to all who were accepted!! A true testament to your individual excellence and I hope that you will all use MIT as a means to better our world and enjoy your time there because you have the chance to live dreams of thousands of students/hopefuls worldwide... ... make it count... Once again congratulations.

Posted by: Aamir on March 15, 2008

good luck to everyone!! (even tho i'm a rej...no hard feelings, eh?) you had better change the world. Live the dream @ MIT!!

Posted by: Kamya on March 15, 2008

Thank GOD! I couldn't believe it. My heart's jumping. Congratulations to everyone who got in but remember we all have a long road ahead of us. Let's all strive to live up to our admission.

Posted by: Akeem on March 15, 2008

Congratulation to all those who got in. If there are any Caribbean people, you should drop a note

Posted by: Stephan on March 15, 2008

awww. CPW came at the worst possible time. SRY but ill see u guys in August!!

@ Stephan:
I dont know if i count, but im half puertorican and half haitian.

Posted by: Cynthia on March 15, 2008

EEEEEEEEE I can't wait for CPW.

To whoever mentioned it above, I think I'm going aero-astro. *dies of happiness*

Posted by: Rachel on March 15, 2008

Congratulations everybody! I can't wait until CPW! It will be awesome to meet everybody!

Posted by: Diana on March 15, 2008

Congrats everyone, Any Lebanese or Arabs?

Posted by: Ragheb on March 15, 2008

^^^ I'm arab. Just got accepted and I'm sooo excited.

Posted by: Omar '12 on March 15, 2008

I GOT IN MIT!!! Yayy

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2008

OMG. I'm so glad that I got into MIT. I feel weird saying "I" like I did it alone. So I'll thank most, if not all of the people that helped me along the way. I thoroughly and sincerely thank my parents, my teachers (especially the recommendation writers!!!), my interviewer, and last but certainly not least, the MIT admissions staff. This is such a wonderful feeling!!! Thanks!!! Anyway I'd like to give a BIG shout out to MITES '07. Without that program and the resulting experience that I gained as a quasi-MIT student, I would have nearly nothing to talk about in my essays. Speaking of MITES '07, thanks Dr. C for all of your help. Congrats to everyone else who got in, and good luck and best wishes to those who didn't. With that said... GO MIT CLASS OF 2012!!!!! WHOOOOO!!!! GO BEAVERS!!!!!!

Posted by: Marcel on March 15, 2008

Palestine is here :D
what other arab countries are here?

Posted by: Yazan AlNahhas on March 15, 2008

I'm Lebanes, What nationality are ya Omar...

Posted by: Ragheb on March 15, 2008

@ Yazan AlNahhas
I'm Ragheb El Khaja from Lebanon. Do ya currently live in palestine? What do ya plan to major?

Posted by: Ragheb on March 15, 2008

wooohooo!! i got in!! i am soooo excited. cya all at cpw.

Posted by: dhruvg on March 15, 2008

I got in. From India. I can't believe it. ILTFP!!!!

Congrats to all fellow '12ers! Let's rock together. Special congrats to those from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (I see Raghav, Aditi, Tanmay, Rutu, Keshav, Afrah, Ishaan, and Maryam, but there may be others I may have missed (Viral? Vineet? Krishna?).

Now got to choose between 'Tute and 'Tech. Tough call, this one

OMG

THANK YOU from the core of my heart, all who helped to get us here. Best of luck to those waitlisted or not admitted. I believe there will good news for everybody in the end.

And I second Marcel^

Posted by: Rik on March 15, 2008

....

I was NOT expecting this.
I was REALLY not expecting this.
I was totally fishing in the dark for a chance.
And now I have it.

... I'd better check the page again to make sure I'm not hallucinating.

It doesn't appear as if I am.
MIT 2012, here I come =D

Posted by: Vivi on March 15, 2008

Wow! I did not expect this, THANK YOU ADMISSIONS STAFF!!!

Posted by: Bassil on March 15, 2008

GIGIDY GIGIDY GOO OH YA!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Brian on March 15, 2008

so was any body's MyMIT page changed yet?!?

Posted by: AAAAA on March 15, 2008

Yeah, the PetSmart story is definitely priceless. wink

Posted by: Shannon '12 on March 15, 2008

@anon
nope, pakistani/indian/american

Posted by: umaimah on March 15, 2008

Guys, let us rock the IIT-JEE 2008 before coming to MIT!

Posted by: Tanmay '12 on March 15, 2008

!!!
I'm still doing back flips.
!!!

Posted by: M Batista on March 15, 2008

Any accepted swimmers and/or miami-ans here?
...and yes, i am still ecstatic about getting into the school of my dreams!
T.

Posted by: Tulio on March 15, 2008

Wouldn't be MIT without some Israeli's smile Loving everything MIT. MIT Football in 2008.... Lets Go!
Congrats to everyone who got in. You all earned it, don't forget that.

Posted by: Edan on March 15, 2008

Any soccer players or Floridians? Brevard county?

Posted by: M.B. on March 15, 2008

@ Cynthia

Definitely. You can facebook me on the MIT network, if you want to know more about the Caribbean community at MIT. I am an 11. See you in August if you decide to attend. (I hope you do, MIT is AWESOME!!!)

Posted by: Stephan Hawthorne on March 15, 2008

any other aussies in the house?

Posted by: Sid '11 on March 15, 2008

I just realized I can't come to CPW - I'll be at my state scifair =/

Hope everyone has a ton of fun at CPW though! I'll [hopefully] see you guys at MIT next year!

Posted by: Vivi on March 15, 2008

hey.. i was just wondering if you guys could share what you believe got you in, whether u think it was ur grades (i know most of ur are excellent students.. whether something specific) it was ur extra-curs? or international awards? wat was it?

Thanks.

Posted by: A hopeful on March 15, 2008

Any Dominicans out there?

smile This entire day has been surreal...

Posted by: PM'12 on March 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone!
Any one from Louisiana accepted RD?

Posted by: Tong on March 15, 2008

Rik,

Krishna from Florida but originally from India!

Posted by: krishna on March 15, 2008

@vivi thanks! n congrats to you and every1 else! Have a great time at MIT! :D

Posted by: A hopeful on March 15, 2008

So, here we are, guys! I can't wait to meet all of you at CPW! :D

Anyone else here doing the Caltech/MIT decision?

Posted by: Will '12 on March 15, 2008

Orlando, FL. Deferred from early but now admitted! AWESOME! Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Derek on March 15, 2008

Congratulations everybody! I hope to see you all at CPW and in the fall!

Posted by: Erik on March 15, 2008

Admitted! =D.

Posted by: Usman Masood on March 15, 2008

And at Caltech too.

Posted by: Usman Masood on March 15, 2008

@ M.B

I'm from Brevard County! Rockledge, to be precise.
Where are you from??

Congratulations everyone!!! Can't wait to see you guys at CPW!

Posted by: Meghan '12 on March 15, 2008

@ AAAAA:

my 'MyMIT' page is still the same :(

Posted by: Keshav '12 on March 15, 2008

@ M.B.

I'm in Brevard County!

Posted by: Rachel on March 15, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

Hello, I'm Viva, I live in Los Angeles, I was admitted EA, feel free to add me on facebook (I've linked my name), I can't wait to meet you all!

Posted by: Viva on March 15, 2008

Deferred, then accepted!

And now I have to make a decision... Caltech or MIT?! I don't know. I'm going to do CPW and Caltech's PFW and we'll see what happens.

Congrats to everyone! Can't wait to meet you all :D

Posted by: Marissa on March 15, 2008

I got in early action. Just wondering if there are any admits from West Virginia. I'm from Buckhannon.

Posted by: Zeke on March 15, 2008

@Marissa

Looks like I'll be seeing you twice wink

Posted by: Will '12 on March 15, 2008

words cannot describe..woooowww

Posted by: Matt on March 15, 2008

My first words: Hehehe. I'm in!

Anyone else from Colorado?

Posted by: Becca on March 15, 2008

@ Rik: Wow, I just realized how much I'm confusing people.......I didn't get in as an applicant from India....I live in USA and got in for EA....what I was saying was that I'm from India......because I would never say I'm from anywhere else ^__^. But wow, that's a LOT of people!!!!!!! I think before this, there were only four people from India in the Undergrad program.....

Hey, to everyone from India, anyone from Orissa?

Posted by: Rutu on March 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone!! Can't wait to meet you!

Posted by: Ginger on March 15, 2008

Great job to all those who are admitted!!! CONGRATS!

Class of 2012! You guys are awesome! See you at CPW.

Remember to where the geekiest shirt you have on the 1st day of CPW. Matt Mcgann might just put you on the blogs.

Posted by: KMAX (Rustagi) on March 15, 2008

@ Anon
who are your cousins??

Posted by: LouisA on March 15, 2008

Haha! You guys are creating so much confusion... US citizens and permanent residents don't count as Indians (or any other national identity)... The MIT admission process considers you an X-ian applicant if and only if you exclusively have a passport of X. Anyway, congratulations! You'll be having a uber-awesome CPW in April... Waiting for the arrival of '12s.

Posted by: MIT'11 on March 15, 2008

I'm an EA admit, but well done everyone!!

Is there anyone from Virginia?

Posted by: SeamusW on March 15, 2008

Deferred then accepted!! : D

whoo!

anyone from the NC area?

Posted by: MartyS on March 15, 2008

Sorry to be slow on the uptake. Congrats!!

Peace,
~Donald

Posted by: donaldGuy '12 on March 15, 2008

This made it the best birthday ever!!! Congrats to everyone for their hard work.

Posted by: Dot on March 15, 2008

*tears*

Posted by: I speak for the voices of many on March 15, 2008

thank you so much mit!!!! i'm so excited!!

Posted by: Cecily on March 15, 2008

im from northern virginia!

Posted by: rena k on March 15, 2008

w00t!! This is awesome, I didn't have my hopes up either! THANK YOU MIT smile raspberry

Posted by: SirShazaam on March 15, 2008

I found out while resting between games of a volleyball tournament... GREAT, AWESOME WONDERFUL, ecstatic.... *YAY*

Posted by: Daniel '12!!!! on March 15, 2008

Hey Rena, I'm from Richmond!: )

Posted by: Natalie on March 15, 2008

The admissions website was the most beautiful computer screen I've seen in my life. I checked late because I was building up the strength to deal with rejection, but I got in! Thanks so much to my EC and to the admissions officers! I'm realllllly excited!!! Is anyone majoring in environmental engineering? Any Californians? Did anyone apply to Cornell as well as MIT?

I'm hyperventilating with excitement and happiness.

Posted by: Kylie on March 16, 2008

What? PetSmart? I am jealous.
Hahah Congrats '12!!!

Posted by: '11 on March 16, 2008

Welcome to MIT

Posted by: A on March 16, 2008

ahh yea petsmart was priceless lol CONGRATS everyone! again...now go sign the guestbook in your MyMIT! hehe

Posted by: akara '12 on March 16, 2008

Hey just because you guys got accepted to MIT doesn't mean you actually have to go there. Give some of us waitlistees a chance.

Posted by: Anonymous on March 16, 2008

WOOHOO!!!!!

Posted by: Drew on March 16, 2008

MIT Hopeful! Congratulations to all of you.

Posted by: High School Freshwoman on March 16, 2008

yes i agree please give the people on the waitlist a chance... if you got into another university please go there... thanks... i really want to go to MIT

Posted by: 0 on March 16, 2008

I remember looking at the '11 "Admitted" thread a few months ago. Now I'm posting here, as well. It feels awesome.

Posted by: Tong on March 16, 2008

i got into EFFING MIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is like the best I've felt EVER. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW. My voice is all croaky cause i've been talking to all my friends/family friends/relatives. SO TIRING.

Posted by: 0 on March 16, 2008

THANK YOU SO MUCH MIT!!!!
Biggest and best suprise of my entire life.
Still in disbelief.
Just... THANKS!!!!

Posted by: Hephalump on March 16, 2008

Congrats to all you guys. I, unfortunately, did not get in. Guess it wasn't meant to be. Anyways, out of curiosity would any of you mind posting some of your stats and background? I'm curious to see what types of students MIT picked and what made you all so much better than me and some of the amazing others whose stories I've read on the rejected page. Not that I'm bitter or anything, I'd just like to know.

Posted by: Aditya on March 16, 2008

hey any idea when we'll hear about our financial aid packages?

Posted by: maryam '12 on March 16, 2008

We are the beavers.

grin

Posted by: Eric Tomlinson on March 16, 2008

Eric- you're raw. For reals.

Posted by: Josh Leonard-Goodwill on March 16, 2008

I think the best part of the acceptance is the reaction it gets from family--my grandma and my mom cried, and my grandpa didn't even know what MIT was heehee. I found out while getting a hair cut. My mom was getting her hair shampooed when I told her so she kind of squirmed like an elated turtle for a couple minutes with the back of her head in the sink. I believe I should end this with an emphatic W00T!

Posted by: Alec on March 16, 2008

@Becca: I'm from CO (N. Colo to be specific). Whereabouts are you?

Posted by: Tim-baugh on March 16, 2008

WOWEEZOWEE!! I found out at an orchestra festival, with four people reading over my shoulder. No pressure. Congrats yall!

Posted by: Peter on March 16, 2008

when do we find out what kind of fin aids we're getting?

MyMIT account said that my financial aid app was complete and now it says that they require a couple more forms.
WIll i still get Aid ?

Posted by: 0 on March 16, 2008

Hahahaha. Wow. Boy, am I psyched now. Gotta love MIT!! Grats to you all and I can't wait to see you at CPW =).

Posted by: hamsa on March 16, 2008

The Petsmart story is competely PRICELESS (ok so five million people have said this alread smile )

I think someone will have to bring me back to earth at some point of time! smile

And oh I linked to my facebook page so add me if you're there smile

Posted by: Aditi on March 16, 2008

OMG!!!! I am so happy!!! I still cannot believe it... Is anybody from Poland here?

Posted by: dotty on March 16, 2008

congratulations everyone! is MIT the first choice college for all of you?? i'm really really excited!

Posted by: Charlotte on March 16, 2008

Congrats Class of 2012! Enjoy the moment now-its one of the sweetest ever-and then get ready for the best four years of your life!!

AND get pumped for CPW!!

-Z

Posted by: Zach '10 on March 16, 2008

Congrats everyone.
Let's facebook.
See you at CPW :D

Posted by: Iman Fayyad on March 16, 2008

yippeee!!!! congrats everyone :D

Posted by: deniz :) on March 16, 2008

I entered here, trying to cheer myself up by feeling happy for you guys.. but i just cant. Envy is such a mean feeling :-(

Well.. good luck to you all. Change the world. If you're from MIT, everyone will listen to what you say, even kings and presidents. With great power comes great responsibility..

Posted by: phreaker on March 16, 2008

Are you guys sure there wasn't a clever hack going on? Arrr...I'm so happy and so nervous--does anyone know if people plan hacks on admissions decisions??

OH MY GOD I GOT IN

Posted by: Joan on March 16, 2008

Oh, I forgot--
Thanks MIT, and thanks everyone who helped!!
And congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Joan on March 16, 2008

I still check back every couple hours expecting to wake up.

Btw, did anyone else have nightmares the night before about being rejected?

Posted by: Anonymous on March 16, 2008

@ Tanmay...Hi...which school are u from?

Posted by: Georgia tech topper on March 16, 2008

@ Aditya....so where do u plan to head now?

Posted by: Georgia tech topper on March 16, 2008

Hey! Thanks MIT! I just cannot believe this is happening. Congrats to everyone else too!

Posted by: Jeff S. on March 16, 2008

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!!cos(0)!!!e^(0)

Posted by: derrick on March 16, 2008

I don't know if the guestbook is yet available to all RD admits, but as soon as it is, I would definitely recommend making your page. It makes it a lot easier to find other people.

Congrats to all of you, once again! I look forward to meeting you a CPW and in August!

Posted by: EA Admit '12 on March 16, 2008

i am not selested

good luck freinds
you are the only lucky one in this world

Posted by: Akash on March 16, 2008

Hmmm... MIT or Caltech.... definitely Caltech. California here i come

Posted by: Adabi on March 16, 2008

Guys,
I am a hopeful 2013 and i congratulate you on your great achievement and i would like to know if all of you scored 2400 or 1600 in SAT 2
and also in SAT 1.
So that i too can work towards the right score till i have time. It would be very nice if you could give me some tips on the application essay.
My email id is xavi669@gmail.com I thank you for your help and gesture. And congratulations again

Posted by: Hopeful '13 on March 16, 2008

^^^ MIT requires a 2600. This means you must do so well that you get extra credit lol...jk sry i had to. In actuality, MIT doesnt care once you paass a certain threshold...I'd say somewhere around 2100 to be safe. Congrats again everyone!!! See you at CPW.

Posted by: OmarA on March 16, 2008

So are there any Ohio acceptances?

Posted by: 0 on March 16, 2008

I don't think scores that high are entirely necessary. There are better things to work on than an extra 100 points overall on the SAT.

Posted by: Anonymous on March 16, 2008

@Hopeful '13
I actually scored over 9000 on both the SAT II and SAT I. It's hard to do, I know, but if you get your power level up, you'll do it. Anyway, this is how it went down: 9000 on every SAT II test = 9000*12? + 9000*3 parts on the SAT I > 9000. That makes me over 9000. Nobody can refuse over 9000.

(Seriously, though, go look at the statistics for last year's class and this year's class, and aim for the median score or above. My guess is that the essays/interview are equally if not more important than the scores anyway.)

Posted by: Will '12 on March 16, 2008

@Will'12
Do you mean collectively you scored over 9000 on all the SAT tests you took?? (A little puzzled)

Posted by: Aamir on March 16, 2008

lol aamir he was being sarcastic

Posted by: lol on March 16, 2008

@ '13 hopeful : SATs are really not everything. I'm am/was an international applicant(oh crap I'm not an applicant anymore now am I ? w00t!). I didn't do all that well on the SATs. I still made it. I guess that just goes to show that MIT really cares about whether you're really passionate about whatever it is you want/do (physics in my case)

So all the best smile

Lets hope we'll see you there next year

Posted by: Aditi on March 16, 2008

@Aamir
I didn't realize that that was actually possible to do until you asked me if I really did, haha. I didn't take anywhere near that number of tests; I'm not that crazy smile Rest assured, though, that the score in my heart is well over 9000. My brain just doesn't always match. (PS: The Over 9000 thing is an Internet meme--Google it!)

@Hopeful '13
Read my comment to Aamir. Then, disregard it, and SCORE OVER 9000.

Posted by: 0 on March 16, 2008

^^ that was me.

Posted by: Will '12 on March 16, 2008

any other Austin, Tx people?

Posted by: Marty'12 on March 16, 2008

It's just when add up 800's from all tests you can go over 9000 so I was wondering... and believe me there are those people out there who would try or even do them all!!!

Posted by: Aamir on March 16, 2008

:-D

hard to believe that after getting deferred I got in but it feels so wonderful!

see you all at CPW!

Posted by: Steve on March 16, 2008

I love the PetSmart story, as well. Mine was similar in the getting my decision at work and running around telling everyone who was happy because it was such a big deal to me but had no real clue what MIT was...I was supposed to be allowed to use my boss's laptop at her first break but she forgot it (how when I'd bugged her about it daily for a week, I've no idea) and I had to get special permission to use the main reception area computer, while the receptionist was using it, so we kept minimizing each other's windows while she was on the phone with a customer...and I'll conclude this sentance here before my Freshman year English teacher disowns me.

Eek.

Posted by: Lainers on March 16, 2008

Congratulations, everyone!

I'm EA, so I've been waiting for all the crazycool Admitted perks to kick in, and now that everyone's accepted I feel like the rest of the crew FINALLY made it to the party.

CPW will be wondrous - hold on to your hats.

Posted by: Shamarah on March 16, 2008

@Marty: I'm an Austin, TX acceptee =) Do I have you on FB yet? (linked my profile)

Posted by: Vivi on March 16, 2008

Yes. I totally had nightmares the night [or rather week] before. Then I was in such shock that I checked back at least fifty times. I truly didn't believe it until I realized after the 50th time that the message was still the same.
I keep randomly grinning.
And I burst out laughing from sheer joy!

Posted by: Roshan '12 [previously Ecstasy '12, lol] on March 16, 2008

@Vivi: i don't have a facebook....yet

Posted by: Marty'12 on March 16, 2008

So, I am really surprised I made it in. Turned in the wrong essay accidentally, and still was admitted. Wow.

Posted by: ruthless813 on March 16, 2008

marty, i'm austin texas too. well pflugerville. but close enough..

Posted by: kayla '12 on March 16, 2008

@Tim-baugh: I live near Boulder.

You can search some of posts about the admissions process. I think Ben liked to one in his last post. Basically, you should have competitive scores (like 700 or above-ish), but killing yourself for an extra 100 points isn't going to get you in. Spend the time on something you love. Don't try and do what you think colleges are looking for. They want you, and what you love to do, so just follow that.

Posted by: Becca on March 16, 2008

Hey Afrah Shafquat although i am a pakistani i didnt get accepted ....... i hear that only three pakistani's got in this year .... thats INSANE. anyways congrats and dont forget to make our country proud

Posted by: Chughtai on March 16, 2008

yay us. do they not send out tubes anymore?

cpw is the same weekend as senior prom :(

Posted by: TLan on March 16, 2008

They just send tubes for EA unfortunately. We'll just have to make our own. =P

CPW is the same weekend I have a rowing regatta, so I don't think I'll be there.

Posted by: Becca on March 16, 2008

@ Hopeful '13

Hey there, so yeah, my SAT Is were far from perfect: 590 Wr, 690 CR, 780 Math. My SAT IIs were 800 Math 2 and 770 Physics. Scores dont really count for as much as people think. Personality, drive, and potential, thats where you can win big. Dont sweat the nitty gritty, dont try to shape yourself to MIT, let MIT shape itself to you, and if it fits, I'll see you next year.

Posted by: Robert '12 on March 16, 2008

@Tulio
SO i realize this is a little late, and there are a billion posts in between
but I'm swimming too =)

Posted by: Jennifer on March 16, 2008

@TLan
my senior prom is on CPW weekend too. :(
IDK maybe i can come on thursday and leave Friday night.

Posted by: Cynthia on March 16, 2008

hey, is the campus preview weekend free for accepted students?

Posted by: Cam on March 16, 2008

Aditi,
I too am from India and i would really like to know your scores or if you can email them to me
Thanks a lot.

Posted by: Hopeful'13 on March 16, 2008

Cam,

MIT will arrange a host for us, so lodging is free, as is food, which will be provided either at the dining halls, or at events.

Transportation to CPW is not paid for by MIT.

Hope this helps!

Posted by: Erika '12 on March 16, 2008

I have my school play the weekend of CPW!=(

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2008

Congrats everyone who got in. MIT is amazing! Come to CPW it is a mega blast!!!

Posted by: Spencer '11 on March 17, 2008

I can't believe this is happening!!!
I check back every once in a while to make sure it's still there.
Congrats everyone!!!

Posted by: Kami on March 17, 2008

AHHHH!! I am so excited!

Posted by: Emily on March 17, 2008

@ Kylie: I applied to Cornell too! Yea!

Congrats everyone! See you all at CPW in April!

Whooooooo! Holy crap, we got in to MIT!

Posted by: KelseyK on March 17, 2008

Hey congrats everyone!

w00t i got in too XDDDD!

and to all of you who still feel the urge to keep going back and checking... why don't you just print it out, get someone to sign it as witness, frame it, and hang it on the wall?
...then you wouldn't have to go turning on the computer and staring at the screen so much smile

alriiiiight! awesometastic work everyone!!! m/

Posted by: Lavender on March 17, 2008

Hey, does anyone know what type of post they use to send RD decisions to international students? Where I live, sometimes the mail takes several weeks to reach.

Posted by: Anonymous on March 17, 2008

aloha from hawaii.

any other hawaii acceptances?

congrats to all!!!

Posted by: Reece on March 17, 2008

aloha from hawaii.

any other hawaii acceptances?

congrats to all!!!

Posted by: reece on March 17, 2008

I so want to attend CPW but since I live on the other side of the world in the UAE- I really cant make it!
Btw, is anybody else here frm the UAE?
I'm Indian but I've lived my entire life here..

Posted by: kavya on March 17, 2008

^^^Dude that's awesome! I love the UAE. My parents wanted to move there at one point, but no luck. Do you visit any of the surrounding countries and cities (like aman grin ?

Who here is also enjoying the new MyMIT thing? It is sooo nice.

Posted by: Omar '12 on March 17, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!!!!!! I admire you most ardently. Hopefully I'll be accepted like you guys when I'm your age. (I'm only 14 now, but there's no sin in hoping is there??)Anyways, Good Luck next year!!!

Posted by: PB*8 on March 17, 2008

Congratulations everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to meet all of you @ CPW!

Posted by: Nicole '10 on March 17, 2008

Hey Kavya...
I'm Indian too....but living in Libya.

Posted by: Natasha4 on March 17, 2008

jus wanna ask wht grades u guys scored in O- and AS-Level in case ny1 appeard thru da british system

Posted by: anonymous on March 17, 2008

Is anyone interested in courses 14 , 8 or 22?

=)

Posted by: Aditi on March 17, 2008

Aditi,
I too am from India and i would really like to know your scores or if you can email them it to me and any information that you think i might find useful to xavi669@gmail.com
Thanks a lot

Posted by: Hopeful'13 on March 17, 2008

WOOT! Hooray! Congratulations to everyone who got accepted! Thanks so much to all of the admissions staff. Wow, now I've got to choose between MIT and Caltech. Crud. Oh well *overwhelming happiness puts thought of impending difficult decision out of mind* Wahoo!

Posted by: Moose on March 17, 2008

Haha, I did have nightmare the night before about being rejected... glad it didn't become real smile
Thank you, you all, MIT admission officers!!!

Posted by: Cat on March 17, 2008

I am just an alum browsing through the site.

Congratulations to all of you.

I remember bouncing off the walls when I heard I'm in (scarily some 11 years ago).

It's an opportunity to learn a lot and to make life-long friends. I made friends from Japan to California and Russia to South Africa.

Enjoy and rejoice.

Rami
Palestine

Posted by: Rami on March 17, 2008

this will be the first time that i'm actually posting my real name on this site... But i thought this moment was momentous(ha!)enough to do so. Neways, I'd like to thank the entire MIT admissions staff for considering me as they did and admitting me, even though I really thought I had no chance of actually getting in. I am ecstatic and in a state of perpetual reverie and euphia (if that makes sense). Now I'll be in a school full of pretty talented kids and it is going to be more difficult to continue to get the grades that I get now and that I'll have to devote much more of myself to my studies.

@Cynthia: I'm fully Haitian but think I'll become a citizen in time to vote...

By the way a wonder who guys think should be the next president

Posted by: Everson on March 17, 2008

@Will'12: I'm making the Caltech/MIT decision too, but I'm definitely thinking MIT. I'm from the northeast(ish), and plus, I go to a school that has 665 kids in my graduating class. So, I'm into bigger schools. Plus, Boston rocks my (red) socks!

I'm so bummed that my orchestra trip is during CPW! Oh well, Disney World is pretty cool too.

Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Dot on March 17, 2008

WOW! I got accpepted at MIT! I guess this is a little late to post, but congratulations to everyone who got in, this is a great honor. And don't worry waitlisters, there's always some people who don't end up attending-there's always a few Caltechers above. And Will '12, 9000? I thought my 8570 was good...

Posted by: Josh on March 17, 2008

Congratulations everyone! I never thought I would be accepted, this has truly made my senior year amazing!

Posted by: Katie on March 17, 2008

I didn't get accepted :( Well, good luck to all of you who did get accepted. I bow in honor to your superiority.

BTW, to the person who asked about SAT scores, I was an i'tl applicant who got almost all 800's on my SAT II and was in the top 5% for my ACT. Lol, I'm still quite surprised I scored higher than 99% of Americans in the English section even though I come from a non-English speaking country.

But as you can see, test scores aren't everything. I think I also scored well on the passion scale and essays and recommendations. Two major points where I think I screwed up:
1. Overplanning and not looking like I'm being myself
2. Annoyed at least two MIT bloggers (possibly including Ben) raspberry

Posted by: Muz on March 17, 2008

Yeah about the SAT scores, I honestly can't remember what I got... all over 700s but I really can't remember...which kind of goes to show, I think that while test scores are important, what's more important is, as Muz said above, just being passionate and being yourself in your application. Most of the people here have great test scores, so my advice to you would be to show the admissions office that you're more than just some numbers. smile

Posted by: Chelsea on March 17, 2008

fg

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2008

@Muz: I have been accepted to the Class of 2012 as an international student, and though I have posted in my own name above, this time I will chose Anonymity, because you have raised a sensitive issue and I would not like to appear to be holding anybody's brief in public.

Firstly, I understand how disappointed you must feel. I also assume that your bow to "our superiority" is an example of (good-humored) sarcasm, because you then provide an overview of your stats and other accomplishments which obviously indicate that you were a highly qualified candidate in the first place. You need not take a bow.

The point is about your thinking that you did not gain acceptance for annoying a couple of MIT bloggers, including, possibly, Ben. Now, this is something difficult to believe, and this is certainly not the correct manner of critical self-introspection. If you have read the blogs in the past, you should have known that your application has been discussed and reviewed by approximately 12 persons. Rest assured that no single Admissions staff member (or even an "annoyed couple") can use such an extraneous factor (such as your posts on these blogs) to keep you off the admit pile. Why they would at all want to do it is another matter. Their job is to choose the "best" class possible (in terms of fit, of course) from the applications and credentials that come in the applicants' folders. Their job, certainly, is not to factor in how you behave on these blogs in the eventual admission decisions.

I really hope even now you are "not looking like you are being yourself", and that this is just an off-the-cuff remark made without thinking. My only advice: please remember the essay prompt A, take this "as an experience which, at the time, really felt like “the end of the world” — but had it not happened, you would not be who you are today". You are welcome to discuss value in the negative, but to think of yourself as "inferior" or to psychoanalyse MIT bloggers is hardly the best way to do it. Please remember that, at the end of the day, we will all change the world together.

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2008

congrats every1 on getting accepted into MIT. It would be my dream come true. But do you guys have any tips on my application process? although my overall is only 94 for now not counting second term of junior year and first term of senior ill most likely have a 101 overal for junior year. Around what average should you have to get in? I got 100 in math for the last 3 terms and 102.3 in physics.

Posted by: Sam '13 on March 17, 2008

@Anonymous: Lol, you've just proved my point. I have a tendency to get people grated at me on the Internet for what was supposed to be an innocently joking remark. Now, I wonder how they saw my essay XD

I really wasn't being sarcastic with the bow thing. It's just a way of acknowledging that I have been honorably defeated. I'm like that raspberry

Posted by: Muz on March 17, 2008

@Muz: If that is so, I apologize sincerely and wholeheartedly. Let's understand each other and smile. *makes smiling gesture*

Please do not take it as an honorable defeat. It is really not a war, and if you still insist that it is, nobody wins. I realize how incredibly lucky I am to be admitted. While I am delighted at this, I am also sad at the disappointment and heartbreaks that I see all around. Believe me, I am really not lying.

If you think of it as a war, you discount the fact that you and I can actually be in the same grad school eventually, or working in the same lab, or writing the same book together, or, simply, be friends.

Muz, my friend, please cheer up.

Apologies again.

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2008

Whopping Wafers!!
This is amazing!
Congrats to everyone who got in -- 4 years of hard work and all-nighters might have paid off!

Posted by: Georgia on March 18, 2008

Omar '12 - yeah UAE is a great place! I've been around the UAE but not to the other gulf countries..Where r u from?

Natasha4 - guess dt makes two of Indians frm sumwhere around here!

Both of you raspberry - Are any of y'll planning to attend CPW?

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2008

sorry dT above was me.
btw Omar- du just live in Amman or r u Jordanian?

Posted by: kavya on March 18, 2008

@Anonymous: No prob, no offense taken. That's the reason why I toss so many smileys in my text these days. People always seem to be offended with what I say without them, taking the sarcastic for serious and vice versa smile

It may not exactly be a war, but it is a competition nonetheless. There will be winners and there are those who would have won under different circumstances. I do hope to meet you all one day. Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll be accepted at Harvard, where my chances are doubled (which still isn't very high raspberry)

Posted by: Muz on March 18, 2008

@ '13 hopeful : leave a comment on my blog so I can find you

and w00t

358

=P

Posted by: Aditi on March 18, 2008

aloha from hawaii and congrats to all!

anyone else from hawaii?

Posted by: reece on March 18, 2008

Hey, is anyone considering Army ROTC at MIT?

Posted by: Mark on March 18, 2008

anyone else get deferred early action and then accepted regular?

Posted by: Katie on March 18, 2008

@Muz: Thanks a lot. I wish you all the very best for Harvard and everywhere else. And of course we will all meet.

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2008

Congrats to you all!
This is Kelly of 2011.
I'm from Taiwan, and wonder if there's anyone admitted from Taiwan this year?
Feel free to write smile

Posted by: Kelly on March 18, 2008

Hey those who got in, Can you read this and comment smile thnx, and congrats

GPA 3.9 (Bad English and History Grades)
AP Cources taken during High School 5 (Calc, Physics, Chem, Bio, Lang)
College Course 2
Math Competitions won during High School: around 20
Science Competitions won: 2
Clubs: 15
NHS, Math NHS, Spanish NHS
Speak 4 languages everyday
Lived in two differnt countries (4 years in USA)
ACT 29 (Bad English Scores; 23, 26, 10 for Essay)
MATH Level 2: 780
Physics 720
APPLIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL (Denied to have rights to apply Early Decision) Acceptance rate 4.33 (07-08)
Family Income ($35000)
Created a Model of a Bridge
Varsity Football Player 2 yrs
(Interleague other sports player)


REJECTED!

WHY???

Couldn't afford it?
Didn't know English?

I would have been happy to get accepted even though I might have not opted to go there.

Please comment and let me know what could I have done, as obviously I paid no attention to my GPA in High School and had fun learning Math $ Science with a passion. (12 Semester of Science, 10 Semester of Math)

WOW!

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2008

WOW!
Congrats to everyone who got in. Three days have passed since I learned I got in, but I still feel I'm in a bubble. I really can't believe it. I feel so blessed and humbled. THANK YOU MIT!!!!

to the international student above, wow, you are so amazing, even though you didn't get in, you are going to succeed in life and will accomplish many great things. Perhaps it was your GPA,or your essays. But still, you sound like a really cool person, and don't let this rejection make u feel less.

Posted by: Nancy on March 18, 2008

deferred then accepted, this is so amazing, can't wait for CPW!
congrats to all, thanks MIT =]

Posted by: Karen on March 18, 2008

@Sam '13

You must have over 9000 in every grade to get into MIT.

[Seriously, though, I highly doubt that they're going to care about a 99 versus a 101. There's a whole section on the website somewhere devoted to what they're looking for in a potential student.]

@Dot
Being from Florida, let me go ahead and tell you: CPW >>> Disney World.

Posted by: Will '12 on March 18, 2008

@Anonymous with stats:
Frankly, I have no idea, and I doubt if the others posting their comments here will, too, because (1) we are not admission officers and (2) this is simply not enough information to even hazard a wild guess. The only thing I can say is that the reason cannot be "Couldn't afford it", because MIT's admission considerations are need-blind for domestics and internationals alike.

Try posting on College Confidential, which is more suited for this discussion.

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2008

@Katie: I was deferred and then accepted also.

Posted by: Becca on March 18, 2008

@ Mark

I'm going AFROTC.

Posted by: Rachel on March 18, 2008

Nancy, I am going to UW Madison, which is still a top five for chem engineering, and I'll get 4.0 and w/e else you are suppose to get in MIT. It wasn't my dream to come to MIT but I felt like it was the best place for me to go to utilize my potential and academica skills.

I guess, I wasn't good enough to get accepted even though the acceptance rate for me was around 3%.

Posted by: Anonymous With Stats on March 19, 2008

does anyone know if the admission decisions for stanford are out yet?

Posted by: 0 on March 19, 2008

hey has anyone gotten the acceptance envelope in the mail yet? because i live in Massachusetts and still haven't gotten mine.....getting nervous lol

Posted by: A.B. on March 19, 2008

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