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Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2013! Feel free to use this forum to introduce yourselves to your future classmates.

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PWN.

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

Congratulations to all of youuu!
:D

Posted by: Anon on December 15, 2008

Congratulations to all of you.

Posted by: Mark Zakariya on December 15, 2008

I'm surprised no one has yet done the whole ('13) thing yet.

Posted by: Keshav '12 on December 15, 2008

I look forward to seeing all of you on campus :D

Posted by: Thomas '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats Thomas!! You're the first acceptee with a name on this thread!!! (Unless the congratulating people aren't all upperclassmen)

Anyways, CONGRATULATIONS ALL!!!!!!

Posted by: Rutu '12 on December 15, 2008

I really look forward to seeing everyone during CPW!!!

Posted by: Ester '13 on December 15, 2008

There's a typo on the decisions post.

"Students who were deferred will automatically be reconsidered during early action."

Posted by: Anonymous on December 15, 2008

See you at CPW!

Posted by: Melody '13 on December 15, 2008

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=41040127333&ref=mf

Welcome! Join the Facebook group!

Posted by: Yan on December 15, 2008

Congrats all, I look forward to meeting you all!

Posted by: Allan '12 on December 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Katelyn '12 on December 15, 2008

Guess who's freaking out right now.

I am.

Posted by: Sam Range on December 15, 2008

congratulations are in order to those who made it.

to the others, have hope!

Posted by: Kiran '13 on December 15, 2008

Oh my goodness!
Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 15, 2008

I'm in tears!!!! Congrats to all!

Posted by: Eunice on December 15, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO GOT ACCEPTED! :D:D
*applause*

Posted by: wendi on December 15, 2008

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to meet you all!

Posted by: Carin '13 on December 15, 2008

Wow I've never posted on any of the blogs before, but I am truly freaking ecstatic right now. Unexplainable. Congratulations to everyone else and I hope to see you at CPW.

Posted by: Aaron '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats to everybody!

Posted by: Duncan T '13 on December 15, 2008

TUBES!!!!

Posted by: Proton donor on December 15, 2008

Great job, everyone! Out of interest, what does everyone want to study?

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 15, 2008

I'm in! And outrageously happy. Congratulations, all!

Posted by: Eric '13 on December 15, 2008

Guys
CONGRATS!!!!
in one year you'll be struggling like us!

Ahead of you is the best education possible and the most awesome university in the world!

Posted by: Zeina'12 on December 15, 2008

Wow, it's so exciting to start to see confirmed "so-and-so '13"'s! =p

Congrats to you guys! smile

Posted by: Oasis '11 on December 15, 2008

Hey Kiran, you wouldn't happen to be from Wichita, would you?

Posted by: Katelyn '12 on December 15, 2008

SEND MY REGARDS TO MIKEY!! Quickly, '13-ers, we must befriend each other! I'm Ngozi Ann Ukazu from Houston, Texas! I like the Internet, irony, and hate the overuse of exclamation points!

Posted by: Ngozi '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats everyone!!! I am looking forward to everyone!

Posted by: Lin² '13 on December 15, 2008

I got rejected!
This means no huge undergraduate loan!

I WILL HAVE MONEY!

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

Congratulations to all. Four years ago at this time I was crying and doing the happy dance with my son.
Make sure you tell your parents thank you and please be sure to kiss your brain.
Try to go to CPW and best wishes for the future.
Mom of an '09

Posted by: intleyes on December 15, 2008

EPIC WIN! EPIC WIN!

Posted by: Claire '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Zane on December 15, 2008

Congrats to you all. smile I hope you continue reading the blogs to keep up with how things are here at MIT - and of course we'll see you at CPW!

Posted by: Paul on December 15, 2008

Congrats everyone! I am so excited! Hope to see you at CPW!

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone......I hope to be on the same forum when RA decisions will be announced....

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

BTW. Go MIT class of 2013!

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone! I'm really excited to meet you all at CPW and to get to know you during the crazy four years ahead.

Posted by: Meeker '13 on December 15, 2008

Seconded, TUBES!!! Congrats everyone, can't wait to meet you guys!

Posted by: '13!!! on December 15, 2008

I really hope I get admitted. I had to apply RA because of certain unmentionable reasons. I hope they let my mind gain shape and grow at their fine institution.

Posted by: Vikash on December 15, 2008

@ Katelyn '12: No, I'm not from Wichita.

Posted by: Kiran '13 on December 15, 2008

W00t soon you too will know the joys of 5.111 raping your soul.

[SRSLY CONGRATS GUYS!!]

Posted by: hadlz12 on December 15, 2008

MIT '13 FTW.

Slash.
I lost my voice screaming.

Posted by: Marie '13 on December 15, 2008

Just got deferred at MIT and accepted to Stanford, does that count? :D

Posted by: Tyler A on December 15, 2008

uh 5.111 really is not that hard

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

Congrats!

Wow, this page is such a great distraction from studying for two finals tomorrow tongue laugh

Posted by: Li'12 on December 15, 2008

I still can't believe it, I'm in shock, this has to be the best day ever!!!

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

MIT, are you sure you didn't make a mistake...? I'm seriously in shock.

Posted by: Kim '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats all! Enjoy the end of senior year, then come here and party!

Posted by: lizl '12 on December 15, 2008

congrats everyone! hope to see you all at the CPW

Posted by: Dewey '13 on December 15, 2008

Yeah, bust studying is.

Posted by: hadlz12 on December 15, 2008

>> W00t soon you too will know the joys of 8.012 raping your soul.

Fixed.

And congrats all you '13ers! =)

Posted by: Vivi on December 15, 2008

@Anonymous

there's 5.112 for peeps like you

Posted by: hal '12 on December 15, 2008

Moreover, taking a class that isn't challenging is really isn't the point of education. Fail.

Posted by: hal'12 on December 15, 2008

Congrats to all who made early action!!! I'm so jealous of you all (says the deferred one...)
Hope to see you all at CPW!

Posted by: Erin on December 15, 2008

It feels so good to finally put the '13 there!! Congrats to you all!!

Posted by: Sara '13 on December 15, 2008

WOOOOO. Can't wait for those tubes!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Alejandro on December 15, 2008

I can't believe it!!!! Breathe, Stephan, breathe!!

Posted by: Stephan on December 15, 2008

Congrats to all! Hope to see you all soon!!!

Posted by: Lucas '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats to all you admitted peoples from a deferred one, I still hope to see you next year through RA.

But I don't get a tube. T_T. lol.

Posted by: Sam ('13?) on December 15, 2008

To all people I offended on these blogs, I'm sorry.

But, I got in!!!

Posted by: Narce on December 15, 2008

OMG!!!!!!! I'm still crying my eyes out

Posted by: shiyi '13 on December 15, 2008

I am still shocked.... I can't believe it. I am so happy. grin

Posted by: John '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats to you guys all! smile I'll just be waiting for the tubes now! Yay! :D

Posted by: Shelly '13 on December 15, 2008

@ Tyler A

How did you get decisions to both MIT and Stanford when Stanford is early restrictive?

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

congratulations everyone! and thank you MIT!

can't wait to meet all of you at CPW =D

Posted by: Michele on December 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone!
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
WHOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAA!
Wow.
We're in.
(Tubes! :D)

Posted by: Julia '13 on December 15, 2008

I just want to say it is a supreme honor to have been accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I look forward to moving to Cambridge to begin my adult life and studying to be the best nuclear engineer in the United States! Go Engineers! Go Class of 2013 and reps for my people at Colton High School!

Posted by: Alex on December 15, 2008

in two years you'll be crying yourself to sleep.

mit is hard. think carefully about your decision.

Posted by: two physics majors on December 15, 2008

OMG!!!!I'm so happy!!!!

Posted by: Melanie '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats guys!! The tubes must have gone out today, so you should get them soon (yay tubes!!).

Also, yes, exactly a year ago, I got into MIT. A year from that date, today is another important day in my life: I have experienced torture in the form of and 8.012 final.....

Don't worry, you guys will get to do this next year ^__^.

But seriously, Congratulations, and stop reading this thread. You need to celebrate ^__^.

Posted by: Rutu '12 on December 15, 2008

afterthought: we still love it here though. just saying.... don't get TOO pumped.

Posted by: the same two physics majors on December 15, 2008

admitted!!!!!

yay i am so excited!!!
go engineers!!!!! (more like the angry beavers)
this is awsome.
can't wait until CPW

Posted by: Laura on December 15, 2008

Wow. I just applied as a joke. Is it any good?

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

ALL RIGHT!!!!!!!!, Accepted!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! SEE YOU ALL AT THE ORIENTATION!! ONLY BECAUSE OF GOD!!!!

Posted by: Oblivionist T on December 15, 2008

@Kim '13: Dude, I know right??? That's what I said!

Posted by: Ngozi '13 on December 15, 2008

dude, we have to make a fbook group asap!

i can't wait!!!
CONGRATS EVERYONE!

Posted by: matthew 13 on December 15, 2008

please insert "meeting" between "to" and "everyone." :D

Posted by: Lin² '13 on December 15, 2008

Anyone care to share some app. info about yourself if you got accepted i just wanna know what they were looking for?

Posted by: Question on December 15, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!

Posted by: shawn '13 on December 15, 2008

Sweet, sweet victory.... =]

Posted by: Rene '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats everyone, can't wait to meet you all!

Posted by: Manyu on December 15, 2008

I'M IN ABSOLUTE SHOCK!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

Posted by: Arfa '13 on December 15, 2008

"Absolute perfection, anything less is suicide."

-huh? Come on, that wasn't what i was looking for! Well anyways i'm happy in a way because maybe i wont have to go so far as to MIT.

Posted by: Question on December 15, 2008

Congratulations, everyone! Rock on.

Posted by: Hannah '13 on December 15, 2008

SO EXCITED!

Congrats to everyone!

Posted by: Allie on December 15, 2008

As a silent reader of these blogs for three years, I am completely and utterly still in shock. THANK YOU MIT. In reaching for this institution, along the way I have met so many amazing people and had some of the most fun, eye-opening moments of my life. Thank you!!

Posted by: Ruby on December 15, 2008

Congrats to everyone!! I'm so excited to see you all at MIT in '09!



Does anybody know if they sent out tubes yet? I can't wait to see mine!

Posted by: Carlos on December 15, 2008

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I'm gonna come near losing my voice screaming.

Now the really, really hard decision: there are four science/math classes I wanted to take first term, and one of them has to go to make room for the HASS requirement.
>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I'm gonna come near losing my voice screaming.

Now the really, really hard decision: there are four science/math classes I wanted to take first term, and one of them has to go to make room for the HASS requirement.
><

raspberry
I shall proceed to go burn my common app.

I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU ALL AT CPW!!!

Posted by: Reena on December 15, 2008

Oh wait, that name needs an appendage. Just because I can do this now. :D

Posted by: Reena '13 on December 15, 2008

"you'll cry yourself to sleep"
that is, assuming you sleep

Posted by: anon on December 15, 2008

Anonymous,

Mediocre though we may be, this is mediocrity we've been working toward, either directly or indirectly, for quite a while. If we can't stop every now and then, looking back with some self-congratulations, what's left?
Stay good, people, stay good. Let there be rainbows and sunshine and rain and happiness for a while. Deferred, not admitted, accepted, whatever--it's been a long hard slog, and we're on the other side of it.
Though it's been said many times, many ways, um. Keep trying? Cynicism's a twistedly fun, but terrible cover.

Posted by: Kiran '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats to all the new 2013's! You have an exciting 4 years ahead of you!

Posted by: Jared '10 on December 15, 2008

I seriously keep checking the letter every five minutes to make sure it says what I think it does. I'm still totally in shock.

Congrats everyone!!!

Posted by: Steph '13 on December 15, 2008

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! I cannot wait to meet all of you!! And I will cry myself to sleep tonight...assuming that I can still breathe
YAY!!!!!!!

Posted by: Alice '13 on December 15, 2008

So is every letter the same?

Posted by: Cory '13 on December 15, 2008

AAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MIT '13 and tubes, FTW! I'm still in shock.

Congratulations to everybody!!

Posted by: Randy on December 15, 2008

Oh yea, and YES YES YES I'M IN!

Posted by: Cory '13 on December 15, 2008

ahhh so pumped! I'm still shaking smile congrats everyone!

Posted by: Jill on December 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone! I'm so happy I can barely breath! How's everyone going to celebrate?

Posted by: Anna '13 on December 15, 2008

Hey Anna '13, it's another Anna '13!
I can't believe I made it, I am PUMPED!

Posted by: Anna '13 on December 15, 2008

Wait, anyone know how we reply to confirm we're going? Is there stuff about that in the tube?

(EEEE!!! The tube!!!)

Posted by: Reena '13 on December 15, 2008

Wow! It's so good to finally know! I can't wait to meet all of you guys there! I hope to get to know some of you on facebook beforehand!

Posted by: Jacob '13 on December 15, 2008

@ Question - Matt and the MIT Admissions folk have made it pretty clear that there is no formula, and I can only echo that. I don't think any of us can really shed any more illumination on the matter. I have a 3.53 GPA, which makes me the person with the lowest GPA at my school to be accepted to MIT in the last 5 years at least. I've had straight Bs in French throughout high school. I did well in math and science. I beasted the SAT and the SAT IIs. I wrote an essay that made me cry. I liked my interviewer.
But really, does this help you at all? I don't think it does. I haven't given you any information that you don't already know. So good luck to you, whatever happens... it all worked out for me. I hope it works out for you too.

Posted by: Anonymous '13 on December 15, 2008

Congrats everyone!
Can't wait to meet you guys

Posted by: Eddie '13 AMDG TT on December 15, 2008

Congratulations everyone! I hope those who got in will be joining us in the spring, even if you got deferred. For those who got denied, chin up, there's a great place out there for you too!
Also, the latest blog post says no snail mail, so doesn't that mean no snail mail? I hope it doesn't (the tube is awesome) but if it does, I'm sorry! :(

Posted by: |Lex! '12 on December 15, 2008

weee i got in!

Posted by: Sandra on December 15, 2008

Congrats to everyone!!! I can't wait to meet all of you.

@Reena - you don't have to take a HASS first semester, you just have to take 8 by the time you graduate... it's very rare not to take one freshman fall (and it disqualifies you from sophomore standing, if you wanted that) - but there are people who take 4 science subjects their first semester, there's no rule against it.

Posted by: Nicole '10 on December 15, 2008

Best. Feeling. Ever.

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

so happy

Posted by: Eddie '13 on December 15, 2008

Well, that was fun celebrating... Time for multivariable calc homework =)

Posted by: Ethan on December 15, 2008

Well, that was fun celebrating... Time for multivariable calc homework =)

Posted by: Ethan on December 15, 2008

Hey 2 Physics...Take your downer attitude elsewhere...I just got accepted to MIT

Posted by: CAP'13 on December 15, 2008

I was sure I wouldn't get in because I just got deferred at Chicago. This one mattered way more. I just realized I have to get a facebook so I can join the group. Not sleeping tonight at all!

Posted by: Ruth '13! on December 15, 2008

I am so grateful to all the admissions officers. I look forward to seeing all of my future classmates there! I'm definitely coming! Just have to keep up my grades. I, as others did, cried when I found out. I'm hoping to either graduate a year early or a year late because I dislike highly that number! But I don't mind it too much, as long as the number has MIT on the same diploma! Does anyone know if this is possible though, for instance, could I get my Bachelor's in three years and continue at MIT for the rest until I get my PhD or ScD in Physics?
Again, you guys (and gals) at MIT are the best and I can't wait to be under your awesome guidance! And I look forward to collaborating with all of you, my future classmates!

Posted by: Albert Rodenius on December 15, 2008

wow it feels so good to put that '13...and congrats to u Narce!

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 15, 2008

Congratulations to all of u ^.^ *jealous*

Posted by: 0 on December 15, 2008

AMAZING!!!

Posted by: Sarah '13 on December 16, 2008

hehehhe
i won't ever see any of you (well, if things go as planned...) but I'm happy for you. Hope you have a good 4 years here

Posted by: lulu on December 16, 2008

I can't wait to meet all of you!
Tonight was one big celebration smile

Posted by: Elizabeth '13 on December 16, 2008

As someone who was deferred, I congratulate all of you who were accepted, I'm sure you all deserve it. Maybe I'll see you next year, maybe not. Life goes on, etc etc

Posted by: James on December 16, 2008

Still in denial?!shock?! My body still feels stressed out about getting ready to write 2345 essays during winter break as my parents freak out. Aahhhh! *shudders*

Has anyone else noticed the CPW is exactly during FIRST Championships? ;___; (I was planning to go to see Championships no matter what... but... but...)

Gratz to all, happy holidays, good luck on finals, and for still-stressed-out-ers, remember to live life to the fullest like Happy Chair! Best of luck on regular round! smile

Posted by: Nancy '13 on December 16, 2008

It says that we are going to recieve registration info in January.
My dad thinks its a mistake.
Can't I please accept now!!!!!!

Posted by: Chase on December 16, 2008

I'm so freaking excited and overwhelmed with emotion. Congrats to everyone who got in, and I hope to meet all of you at CPW!

Posted by: Ronny '13 on December 16, 2008

Congrats to all you guys.

I'm in deferred, but hopefully i will see most of you next year as a fellow '13 student.

*soo jealous* lol....

OO...and if you guys are thinking about dorms and stuff..i think Simmons Hall is the best.
idk..i just felt like mentioning that.

congrats again!!

Posted by: Torffick A. on December 16, 2008

Congratulations everyone!!!

Posted by: Meme Tran on December 16, 2008

HOLY COW!!! This is one of the greatest days of my entire life. I am looking forward to meetin everyone here and I can't even imagine what it is going to be like to go to MIT. We are all SO LUCKY! and SO FREAKIN SKILLED to have gotten in in such a pool!!!!!!!! baaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhasdkljfa;ldskjfa;lkdsjf;akj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 16, 2008

hey another Justin! cant wait to meet ya at CPW! congrats to all of ya!

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 16, 2008

so when do we get the tubes?

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 16, 2008

Hey all future classmates! Can't wait to meet you all at CPW!

Posted by: Nathan M '13 on December 16, 2008

Can't stop grinning! [Because I lost voice screaming...] So awesome :]

Posted by: AVo '13 on December 16, 2008

Glory ! This ... is .... MIT'13!
Did anyone else think the decisions page was cruel? I mean, not letting you cover the comp screen before reading it. But, nonetheless, it was like taking off a bandage. Painful, but worth it.
YAY! We are going to rock MIT!
See you guys there.

Posted by: Cesar '13 on December 16, 2008

Holy crap! I still can't believe it!

Posted by: Schiefelbein '13 on December 16, 2008

Congrats to all (:
I'm so immensely jealous of you all right now.
I wish I applied early decision. Now I'm stuck waiting with the rest. :(

Posted by: Halli on December 16, 2008

Congratulations, everyone! It's going to be awesome.

Posted by: Kristin '13 on December 16, 2008

My moustache rocks!

Posted by: Geraldo At-large on December 16, 2008

meimin

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

Congrats to you all! I remember this day one year ago. It was one of the best days of my life!

Don't forget to enjoy the rest of senior year and make sure you come to CPW! It's AMAZING.

Posted by: Najah '12 on December 16, 2008

Congrats everyone!!!!!

Posted by: Shelley on December 16, 2008

haha hey there other Justin! This is so cool!! I still can't really believe it. We are going to MIT, and we don't have to write any more RD essays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Can't wait to get my tube in the mail, that is going to be the best part)

MIT, I love you!!!!!!!

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 16, 2008

Congratulations to everyone! I can't wait till September!

Posted by: Judy '13 on December 16, 2008

Congrats to everyone who made it in! I had to read over that page like 4 times to make sure I just didn't misread the entire thing... So excited!

Posted by: Chris '13 on December 16, 2008

If I may ask,
did most of you guys submit a Mid Year School Report for EA?

Posted by: Torffick A. on December 16, 2008

Ha, to make up for no intermediate page, I covered the screen with a shirt and read it one word at a time! When I got to "...pleasure to offer you admission to the MIT Class of 2013." needless to say, I quit reading.

Posted by: Cory'13 on December 16, 2008

I was so prepared to read that I was deferred or (gasp!) rejected, I just about died when I read the first few lines of the letter! I didn't even read the rest for a good five minutes.

My mom wasn't so happy at first (she was about 20 minutes late, and I couldn't wait any longer!), but I have never heard her brag to her friends so much. raspberry

Look forward to meeting all of you!

Posted by: Bridger '13 on December 16, 2008

Congratulations to all who made it!!

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

Congrats to everyone! Def hope to get to know a lot of you in fall semester! Til then, take care, be safe, and keep up the hard work!! =]

Posted by: Richard '13 on December 16, 2008

Congrats everyone! Good luck with your senior year (keep up the good work!), have fun, and make sure you come to CPW!

Posted by: John '12 on December 16, 2008

Simply amazing....hold your seats, open your eyes, let the wind kiss your face, let the tingling sensation in your stomach build, feel each and every photon hit your face and then breathe deeply....silently tell your heart "You're gonna have THE MIT EXPERIENCE"

!!!!!!!CONGRATULATIONS EVERYBODY!!!!!!!

Posted by: Pranav Dave on December 16, 2008

Can't wait for that tube!! Congrats everyone. Can't wait to see you all. Don't forget to breathe!

Posted by: Julian '13 on December 16, 2008

I am soooo ecstatic! OMG my parents totally lied and said I didn't make it and then I found out I did and nearly died!

Posted by: Christina Q '13 on December 16, 2008

congratulations

Posted by: Jimmy who wants to enter MIT on December 16, 2008

congrats to all!!!!!!!

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

omg!!! I am still excited! Congrats to everyone else!!

Posted by: Alden '13 on December 16, 2008

@Christina Q

That's hilarious, I thought of playing that joke on my parents (in other words, the reverse), but I got too caught up in the moment and exploded with cheers on sight AND on site ;P

Which kinda sucked, because I was in a library thanks to just coming out of an interview for the President's Scholarship at Georgia Tech (which I won't need anymore).

Posted by: Narce on December 16, 2008

And Torffick, no one was required to submit Mid Year Grade Reports for Early Action, even people on the trimester schedule.

Posted by: Narce on December 16, 2008

hold your seats, open your eyes, let the wind kiss your face, let the tingling sensation in your stomach build, feel each and every photon hit your face and then breathe deeply....silently tell your heart "You're gonna have THE MIT EXPERIENCE"

Haha, if only the experience was that movie-worthy :D congrats to all, though!

Posted by: Vivi '12 on December 16, 2008

hey...can anybody please post the exact message on the comp screen that says u wer accepeted? please...............i'm jus trying to feel the excitement.thanks................

Posted by: jimmy on December 16, 2008

wt r ur lowest scores in sat1?
and u got admitted?

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

O FORTUNA

Posted by: JJ on December 16, 2008

Hi


Congrats at the first smile

Can someone from the accepted students show us his amazing profile smile?

Posted by: Asker on December 16, 2008

YARR!!

Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Charles '13 on December 16, 2008

Congrats everyone!! I'm excited to meet who are going to be my class mates for the next 4 years

Posted by: Miguel Vargas'13 on December 16, 2008

congratulations everyone! (FINALS ARE REALLY HARD but) enjoy the moment! or rather, the next 8-ish months.

Posted by: Rachel'12 on December 16, 2008

We are very proud of our son. MIT class of 2013

Congratulations to all!

Posted by: Vt mom on December 16, 2008

:D

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

Please guys tell us about your profile?

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

congratulations to all of you!

did all of you guys go for the interview anyway??

Posted by: Delisha on December 16, 2008

I am speechless! I am without speech!

Posted by: Chris on December 16, 2008

YES!!! I was a silent blog reader, but now that I'm in I want to meet everyone else who's MIT'13!

TUBES!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Liz '13 on December 16, 2008

OH MY!!! I'm am so excited to start, high school seems so pointless. Congradulations to you all :D I excited to get to meet everyone, or at least a few!!! Woot Class of 2013!

Posted by: Blake on December 16, 2008

Omggg.....I was nervous when I logged into the MyMIT account...and when I read the first line, I screamed and yelled...and then, I ran out of my room to tell my dad..my dad heard my yell and ran to me..and we both jumped..it was then I started crying with tears for joy for the first time in my life...finally!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't believe I had got into MIT early action, since I was deferred from caltech and Uchicago..and the fact the EA pool was really competitive. lol. =)

See ya guys at CPW 2009!!!!

Posted by: Sheila on December 16, 2008

I've been sneaking around reading these blogs for a while, but now I might as well appear. Congratulations to everyone!

Posted by: Chris '13 on December 16, 2008

Congratulations to all EA '13ers, and with special love to our son Ben '13, who worked very hard and smart for this for a long time. Truly a tubular outcome! We're so proud! grin Enjoy "The MIT Experience", all, and prosper! And for those deferred or not admitted, know that there's really no way to tell "good" from "bad" -- only that the world will find a way to work itself out uniquely through you. So all manner of thing will be well. Best wishes everyone, and to Ben: Hell yes, dude! Go train that brain. grin grin

Posted by: Ivan and Reka, parents '13 on December 16, 2008

Well, I know it's not supposed to go here, but I needed to share the joy with everyone:

I got admitted as a transfer!

See you soon...

Posted by: Eduardo from Mexico on December 16, 2008

OMG!!! I am BeYonD excited...congrats to all we are classs of 2013!!!!

Posted by: Chelsi on December 16, 2008

I'm sooo proud of all y'alls, but just remember its all fun and games until you get your first p-set...but live it up while it's still fun and games.

I'm excited for you guys since MIT is Awe. Some.

Posted by: Shari'12 on December 16, 2008

woot

I feel yay.

Congratulations everybody. May all your hopes and dreams come true.

(And happy birthday to my girlfriend, Elizabeth.)

Posted by: Benja '13 on December 16, 2008

Congratulations -- I'll see all of you at CPW...

For every accepted student, there's eight more who aren't. The students that aren't are all academically and socially as well qualified as you. At this level of competition it's almost like trying to find the best water bottle in a Poland Spring case. And every single last water bottle has a unsatiable infatuation with MIT... doesn't seem fair.

I'm promising myself that I won't get caught up over getting in.

Posted by: Timur on December 16, 2008

I'm jealous of all of you, haha. Congrats. I'm applying for RA. Anyone wanna share their essay topics? I already finished my main one, I'm just wondering what I should write for the second "completely optional" essay

Posted by: Hope to be '13 on December 16, 2008

It's nice to not have to worry about this stuff any more! I can't wait to get my tube in the mail smile

Posted by: Phox '13 on December 16, 2008

This is so amazing!!

CONGRATS EVERYONE smile

Posted by: Kathy '13 on December 16, 2008

I wish I was black :(

Posted by: Jacob on December 16, 2008

Well, i couldn't find myself sitting still for more than two minutes last night so i couldn't really get my two bits in SO...
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YESSSSSSS!!!!!111!!!!!
!!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
!!!!!I'M IIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOKMGOMGOMGOKMGOMG.
I can now call out to the heavens that "I AM LUIS CARLOS GIL ESCOBAR MEJIA AND I AM A BEAVER, FURRY AND PROUD!!!

Posted by: Lhiexsalope '13 on December 16, 2008

hello

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

Everybody,

Congratulations on your admission to the Institute! Fasten your seat belts for the ride of your lives, and get ready to meet a whole buch of folks who are just as awesome as you are!

I hope to see each of you and your parents at Campus Preview Weekend in April!

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 16, 2008

I am really happy but got my parade rained on when I went to school and had all my counselors express complete and utter shock at the fact that I got in early because they assumed it was near impossible. Then I had to deal with constant interogation from peers as they assumed I got in because of my anatomy and level of melanin in my skin. But in the end I still got in so im celebrating!!

Posted by: Meeeee on December 16, 2008

Hope to be 13...Just be you, and be sincere. In all honesty I did not even complete the last two optional items.

Posted by: CAP '13 on December 16, 2008

I am so excited that I made it. As others had said, I was too excited last night to write anything. I can't wait to meet all of you, and still can't believe that I got in. I probably will still be in partial denial until I get the tube, you know, not completely trusting what I see on the internet. This is so exciting.

Posted by: Chinua '13 on December 16, 2008

So happy!
Complete sentences, can't use!
Simultaneously exhausted and jittery!
Congratulations to all of us!

Posted by: Johari on December 16, 2008

Congrats! Hopefully I can join you on the RD version of this thread. 89 days, 2 hours, 7 minutes left (assuming March 15, 2009 9:00 PM (UTC-5))

Posted by: deferred on December 16, 2008

i hate ya all

just kidding

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

Timur, are you serious?

Students who were deferred or rejected are not in any way less "academically and socially" qualified than those who were accepted early.

Yeah, looks like you've broken that promise of not getting caught up over it...

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

CONGRATS EVERYONE!!
see you all at CPW =D

Posted by: jeff on December 16, 2008

to anon two posts above: I think you misread Timur's comment.

Posted by: deferred on December 16, 2008

Woot!! In! Congrats to everyone admitted and good luck to everyone else!
*cannot wait for CPW...*

Posted by: Kathryn '13 on December 16, 2008

Hey, I got in too, and I'm freaking out about it.

@Meeeee: I'm betting you've probably heard this before, but the people who say you got in because you're a minority or a woman are just jealous losers. You got in because you were awesome, which is why any of us got in. If you weren't awesome, you wouldn't be here. (I'm black too, and I had to put up with comments about affirmative action all through high school. Luckily, I'm in South America now, so I don't get it anymore.)

I've been wondering, How does one go about becoming an admissions blogger? Is there an application process, or what? If so, when is it?

Posted by: Jacob '13 on December 16, 2008

@ MIT
Can we (13's... well, some of us, anyway) nominate Timur to be a blogger?
Gotta hand it to him, that water bottle thing was clever. Though, yeah, I'm not sure we're all academically and socially any more qualified than those who got deferred, it was still a good analogy.

@ Blake
Yeah, I still have an all-nighter to pull over The Pointless tonight. *sigh*
But now there's the next four years to look forward to!! I keep having to check the decisions page to convince myself that it's true.

Posted by: Reena on December 16, 2008

"Dear Raymundo,

On behalf of the Admissions Committee, it is my pleasure to offer you admission..."

i got to here before i just dropped to the ground and screamed from sheer joy. i didn't even read the whole letter till 30 minutes later.

definitely intense.

Posted by: Ray '13 on December 16, 2008

It took me about half an hour to actually read past the first line as well. I was too busy screaming and jumping around. Congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Anna '13 on December 16, 2008

hey...can anybody please post the exact message on the comp screen that says u wer accepeted? please...............i'm jus trying to feel the excitement.thanks................

Posted by: 0 on December 16, 2008

from a deferred... is anyone one admitted and planning to play men's ice hockey?

Posted by: possible '13 on December 16, 2008

@Jason: Yes, historically there has been a separate application for the student bloggers (it is a job within the Admissions Office, after all). You can see this previous year's application online:

http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/misc/miscellaneous/selecting_the_new_bloggers.shtml

Posted by: Paul on December 16, 2008

here is the acceptance letter for whoever was asking:
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/143/mitacceptancevm8.jpg

Posted by: Nathan '13 on December 17, 2008

YAY for tube!

yeah smile Mommy, what's a tube?

A Special Message

Congrats to all Class of 2013. For those deferred and rejected, This has been a long journey EA suspense. Remember [Risk Taking] --never back down, never give up, never be afraid to fail. You have fallen, but you can get back up again. So, Keep on fighting--Keep on moving. I hope you will find your place in life. You hear that? Someone's knocking.

As for myself and many others, we are still applying, Regular Action.

"And so, the the baton is passed on from EA to RA; life goes on, another day passes. Here it comes--the final lap."

Posted by: Tube, himself, in person on December 17, 2008

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOO UnBelIEvEaBlY HaPPY...but part of me feels bad for the 4,600 people who didnt get in....wellllllll...lol...movin on now........YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MIT 2013 BitCheZ!!!!!!!!!

i would apologize for my profanity....but im not sorry...im eXTREMELY EXCITED!!!!

Posted by: Chelsi '13 on December 17, 2008

cost of attending MIT for one year: $50,100

Finding out you've been accepted into MIT: priceless.

corporate scholarship, anyone?

Posted by: Ray '13 on December 17, 2008

yay, i can now enjoy MIT radio through the radio, not only through itunes =D

Posted by: Matthew 13 on December 17, 2008

Wow. Monday I was completely floored. After a romp through the MIT website, I still can't belive I got a admitted to the school. Congrats to all the others who are admitted! :D

@Ray-I concur. Corporate money would be nice.

@Nathan-Nice Firefox theme. Too bad about the XP though. raspberry Arch Linux is so much better.

Posted by: Josh '13 on December 17, 2008

MIT is a great place, but you guys don't know what you're getting yourself into wink

Posted by: Sebastian '12 on December 17, 2008

Cogratulations to all admitted!I am applying regular action and wish to also become a part of class of 2013 along with you wonderful guys.

Posted by: saad(bahawlpur pakistan) on December 17, 2008

Cogratulations to all admitted!I am applying regular action and wish to also become a part of class of 2013 along with you wonderful guys.

Posted by: saad(bahawlpur pakistan) on December 17, 2008

please could anyone post his academic and extracurricular credentials; just out of curosity!

Posted by: saad(bahawlpur pakistan) on December 17, 2008

I would like to thank all of the admissions officers, teachers, peers, and friends who made this possible!

Posted by: Eric Chang on December 17, 2008

CONGO EVERY1.... UR PROLLY D BEST IN D WORLD... N DATS D REASON U ALL R IN DERE....WELL, I M RA INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT 4RM INDIA.. IF I'M ADMITTED CATCH U GUYS DERE.. CA..TAKE CARE..

WISH ME ALL THE BEST!!...LOLZ..

Posted by: Mohit Dhagat on December 17, 2008

Congratulations everyone !!!! I am looking forward to meet each and everyone of you ....

Posted by: Saher on December 17, 2008

Wow I still can't get over the excitement, and it hasn't yet registered in my mind completely. I had to put up printed copies of the letter all over my house (above my computer, on my door, on the wall that you look at as you walk down the stairs) to convince myself that it's really true! We are future classmates!

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 17, 2008

Hey by the way, does anyone know if MIT has a specific computer program where they give a certain kind of computer to the whole class, do they? Do students just provide their own computers? If so, it's going to be exciting getting a new one!

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 17, 2008

^^Oops, the "do they" isn't supposed to be there, as you could probably tell lol

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 17, 2008

@Reena and others

Sorry -- my wording was a bit awkward... "The students that aren't _ACCEPTED_ are all academically and socially as well qualified as you."

Blogging would be pretty cool.

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@ Justin
I'm (100 + e^(i*pi))% sure you have to bring your own computer.

P.S. I actually didn't have to pull that all nighter. School got cancelled again. :D :D
(Now to get back to programming, because I still royally suck at it. -_-)

Posted by: Reena on December 17, 2008

i can't go to the cpw....
waaaah

but on the other hand

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I CAN'T WAIT FOR MY TUBE TO GET HERE!!!

Anyone else wanna do computer science?

Posted by: phox '13 on December 17, 2008

well guys, congratulations!!!!!!!!!! first of all

and now, i actually wanted to know that the MIT scholarship that we'll get will be same for 4 years or it will vary every year................

sorry for being inquisiiii about it.....but please answer...................

and yes ..............once again CONGRATSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mak on December 17, 2008

WOOT!!! i got in!!! aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Posted by: Rebecca '13 on December 17, 2008

Heya! CONGRATULATIONS to All the ones who made it, and best of the luck to the ones who did not! Hope I would be able to attach a ('13) with my post after RA decisions!!!
Oh boy,seems like tough competition from India! May the best get in(*fingers crossed*)

three cheers for MIT ( hip-hip-hurray X 3 )
raspberry

Posted by: Suman Barua on December 17, 2008

@Ray '13 and anybody else who might be worried about the cost of an MIT education:

It appears that there's still time to apply for both Army and Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships. These scholarships

>> pay full tuition and fees,

>> provide books and supplies or an allowance therefor, and

>> pay a monthly tax-free subsistence allowance during both spring and fall academic semesters.

The deadlines for applications for these scholarships appear to be at the end of this month (December) for the ROTC (Army) Program and at the end of January for the NROTC (Navy and Marine Corps) program.

Here's the fine print to qualify for these scholarships.

>> 1. You must be a citizen of the United States of America.

>> 2. You must meet the medical requirements of the service that you choose. (Each service sets its own medical standards, some of which may be waiverable.)

>> 3. You must agree to accept a commission as an officer in the respective service and to serve at least four years of regular active duty after graduation.

These scholarships are competitive, but I have never heard of a student at the Institute who met these requirements and did not receive it.

The Air Force has a similar program, called Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), but unfortunately the deadline for application (01 December) has passed.

I'm sure that some of you might be put off by the thought of deferring either graduate school or the start of your working career for four years after you earn your first degree, but the other reality is that many prospective employers value the experience of that service very highly. The armed forces remain one of the largest sources of funding for R&D in the United States, so first-hand experience with their operations is a clear asset when working with them.

In any case, it's YOUR choice whether to go this route or not.

Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 17, 2008

I still can't believe I got into MIT. I'm a first generation American whose parents didn't even go to college. I hardly doubt i got into solely because of my "stats." However, I did express effectively how my love of knowledge had sustained me for may turbulent years.

What am I thinking? to speculate about why any of us got in is like trying to reduce our existence to a number (are you out of 36 or 2400?).

I'm glad MIT knows I'm a human being and by accepting me they are also reminding everyone else of it too.

Enough ranting...

When do we get our tubes anyways?

I can't wait!

Congrats to everyone!

Posted by: Carlos Garay on December 17, 2008

did anyone get a tube yet? When are they coming/when were they mailed out!?

Posted by: Justin '13 on December 17, 2008

[edited by moderator. Please refrain from hatred of people on the blogs. Keep it civil!]

Carlos, I think our tubes have been mailed, so it depends on your distance from MIT ^.^ If mine doesn't show up tomorrow (or today, mail hasn't come), I actually won't get it until Dec. 30, because of vacation XD

And yes, while my "stats" are very good, the reason I think I got in over someone with better "stats" (except rank. I have a higher rank than him but lower SAT scores, except in math) at my school is from my essays and extracurriculars. I believe I successfully portrayed myself as someone "suited" to MIT in personality, rather than just an object that MIT would enjoy having around.

Posted by: Narce on December 17, 2008

To say you "hate our military ever so much" is extremely disrespectful and inappropriate. Even if you are against the wars we fight on principle, you can still support our troops as human beings who have risked their lives to help protect our freedoms. There may be problems with our military, I'm not going to deny it, but please don't "hate our military" simply because you are against the war or based on some anecdotal evidence of military misconduct.

Posted by: pcb on December 17, 2008

Yea i'm gonna have to agree w/ pcb on that one. I dislike some people who are in armed forces, and dislike the war we are fighting, but I will immediately respect anyone willing to put their lives on the line for those they love, and for their country. Narce I understand you're a strongly opinionated person, but please watch how you put things online.

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Posted by: Oidmzvym on December 17, 2008

i totally agree with Carlos, i'm still in disbelief
but oh well, we made it in because we stood out from the other 5000+ applicants
2013 will be the best class MIT has ever had =D lol

but...I WANT MY TUBE =(

Posted by: Matthew '13 on December 17, 2008

I got my tube today! smile Anyone else?

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 17, 2008

hey congrats new class of '13...wow! you did it!

and BTW: Reena, are you going course 12? if so, send email!

gina m gonzalez
one of the crazy ECs in Utah!

Posted by: gina m gonzalez, EC on December 17, 2008

Great, not only are we going to have to put with his arrogance and his ego for four years, but are we really going to have to listen to Narce spew hatred for people who serve this great country of ours?

Posted by: Anon '13 on December 17, 2008

Ahh still haven't gotten the tube...maybe tomorrow? Connecticut's not very far from MIT, so it shouldn't take too long...? (although we just got snow/ice/rain so that might be the reason. Noooo)

Congrats to everyone who got in!

Posted by: Queenie '13 on December 17, 2008

Narce, you make me sick.

Posted by: 0 on December 17, 2008

@Katie '13

Where do you live?

Posted by: anon '13 on December 17, 2008

@ phox

Computer science disciple present!

Posted by: Kathryn '13 on December 17, 2008

Someone please tell me I'm not the only one poring over this at least daily...lolz. I'm so excited to meet everybody!!!

Posted by: Kathryn '13 on December 17, 2008

Daily? How about hourly?

Posted by: Dad '13 on December 17, 2008

I'm about 5 miles from MIT. (:
They didn't probably even have to bother mailing it; they probably just stood on top of the dome and threw it.
And anon and others - I agree that what Narce said was immature and disrespectful. But seriously, I am SO excited to spend the next 4 years with you guys. Can we agree that what Narce said was just a stupid thing that he probably didn't mean anyway and just move on? It would really be a bummer to arrive on campus in September with people already disliking each other
Congrats again everyone!

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 17, 2008

@narce,

[edited by moderator. Please refrain from hatred of people on the blogs. Keep it civil!]

I'm sorry that I missed the original. I would prefer to have been able to address your comments directly. Alas, I have only another poster's quote of you saying that you "hate our military ever so much" -- which admittedly might be somewhat out of context, though several other replies certainly indicate that this portion of the quote captures the jist of the deletion.

For better or worse, the community on campus at the Institute is very diverse. There are people of every race who come from many nations and ethnic backgrounds and who adhere to just about every religion on the face of the planet. If you go into the Chaplains' Office, you'll find a Buddhist monk working alongside a Jewish Rabbi, a Catholic presbyter, several Protestant ministers, and chaplains of several other faiths. If you go to the Kosher Kitchen, you'll see orthodox Jewish and Moslem students taking meals together because that is the only dining facility on campus that serves meals that conform to the dietary requirements of both groups. And if you walk into classes and living groups, you'll encounter some members of the armed forces who are currently assigned as students and faculty at the Institute.

Now, I don't know what is behind your sense of hatred toward members of the armed forces, and I also don't know toward what other groups you might harbor hatred. Nonetheless, rubbing elbows with members of the armed forces is a fact of life on campus. Now...

>> If your hatred is motivated by not knowing anybody who has served or is serving, perhaps meeting a few of these folks will change your opinion.

>> If your hatred is motivated by your political, religious, or other beliefs, it will become a source of major problems for you.

I'm not going to tell you what to do, but I would urge you, and anybody else who harbors hatred toward any subset of our society, to give some consideration as to how you will deal with those for whom you harbor hatred before you accept the Institute's offer of admission. If your instinct is to assault anybody wearing the uniform of our armed forces, or anybody who belongs to a particular racial or ethnic group, or anybody who either adheres to or does not adhere to a particular religion, you really would do yourself a favor to go to another college.

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 17, 2008

@Katie '13:

Can we agree that what Narce said was just a stupid thing that he probably didn't mean anyway and just move on?

I doubt that the apparent diatribe that others found to be offensive was not meant. People don't spew venom toward others, without solicitation, on a lark -- and a post which basically says "this is available if you want it" is far from that sort of solicitation. Thus, it's much more likely that the comments in question really do reflect the attitude of the person who posted them, however repulsive the rest of us might find that attitude to be.

When we sweep an issue like this under the rug to avoid conflict, we usually set up a far worse ocnflict on another day. Imagine, for example what might happen if the poster were to make an offensive comment about the armed forces while standing between the Army ROTC drill sergeant and the Marine drill instructor assigned to the NROTC unit, both dressed in civilian clothes, without realizing who they were. The ensuing carnage might not be very pretty.

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 17, 2008

EC Norm - I wasn't suggesting that we sweep an issue under the rug to avoid conflict; I was merely suggesting that Narce perhaps did not actually mean what he posted. In my experience, I have found that those who say inappropriate or hateful things about the military are not actually expressing contempt toward individuals in the military, but rather toward the the war and the politicians involved in the war. While Narce's comment was completely inappropriate, I chose to give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is expressing a political opinion, not an indictment of the individuals serving in our military. In this case, I think the most productive course of action is to acknowledge that the comment was inappropriate and forgive him. Since we haven't even met each other yet, I would like to start next year off with as little animosity as possible.
However, EC Norm, since both of our arguments are based on what we think Narce "meant" by his comment, all of this is basically useless speculation unless Narce himself chooses to clarify.

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 17, 2008

@Katie '13,

In my experience, I have found that those who say inappropriate or hateful things about the military are not actually expressing contempt toward individuals in the military, but rather toward the the war and the politicians involved in the war.

Fundamentally, the contempt is the problem. It does not matter if the real contempt is for somebody other than the person(s) toward whom it's expressed.

And in fact, your hypothesis would be indicative of a worse personality trait. Do you really want a classmate who would take out his or her contempt for your roommate, or for some professor in the department of your major, on you?

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 17, 2008

I suppose the fundamental difference between our arguments, in that case, is the amount of weight we place on an online comment. I don't think you can deduce entire "personality traits", as you put it, on a single comment conceived of and written, in all likelihood, in under a minute. For that reason, if Narce were to show up here and apologize or at the very least offer an explanation for his words, I would readily forgive him and forget the incident.
However, as Narce has shown no indication of doing so, I'm going to withhold an opinion for the time being. I'm not defending him; I'm just expressing the possibility that he is not, in fact, the troop-hating bigot we've made him out to be.
There is, of course, the possibility that he meant every word he said and he really does judge and hate people based on their military service. However, as we don't and can't know until and if Narce chooses to clarify himself, we cannot come to any conclusions whatsoever about his opinions, let alone his personality.

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 17, 2008

I think Katie has a point. I don't think we should berate Narce too much for one post of foolishness.

Posted by: 0 on December 17, 2008

@ gina
YES I MOST CERTAINLY AM :D though I might double with 8, since 12 has a large physics requirement anyway and what I like most is the physics of it.

I'd love to e-mail you, but you didn't give me an address. How'd you know, anyway?

Posted by: Reena on December 17, 2008

I agree with Katie, too. And the point of this blog is not to argue, it is to get acquainted with other members of the MIT class of 2013 smile

Posted by: 0 on December 17, 2008

HELP !!!!! guys please tell me.........

The scholarship amount that we'll get will be same

for every year or it will vary ????????

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Posted by: Mak on December 17, 2008

There's no way I'll lie on these blogs just because I was moderated or any of you dislike what I say. I genuinely was disturbed by hearing something about the military in this.

Posted by: Narce on December 17, 2008

@ Mak - you get re-evaluated every year, to take into account that your family's financial situation might change.

Posted by: Reena on December 17, 2008

I can't believe it's this time of the year again. Congrats!

Posted by: Yuki '12 on December 18, 2008

Let's just berate him for his arrogance and ego, even though he has not accomplished a thing at MIT

Posted by: anon '13 on December 18, 2008

Mak- did you hear about financial aid?

When are we supposed to get info about financial aid?

Posted by: Justin C '13 (time to distinguish between us!) on December 18, 2008

Hey guys,

I'm from California and I'll be playing water polo for the school. I've been praying and thanking God every night since Monday (Was it just me, or could anyone else NOT fall asleep?)I've been going back to the decisions page, checking frequently JUST to make sure that the admissions officers didn't mess up and mistake me for someone else. I just can't seem to believe that I got in.

I'd just like to say CONGRATULATIONS to everyone, and I look forward to spending an amazing four years with all of you very soon.

I have several questions:
1. Who here is from CA? East Bay?
2. Is anyone playing a spot? Mainly, water polo?
3. When will they be mailing out tubes?

Take care, and enjoy your senior year. I know I will.

Kevin

Posted by: Kevin H '13 on December 18, 2008

@ Kevin
My schedule never really allowed time for sleep anyway. Past few days have been an exception due to the ice storm. But yeah, whatever staying awake happened was much more involuntary than usual smile
And I also can't stop logging in to the site to make sure it's really true, looking up from my work every two seconds to refresh this thread, and getting excited whenever someone new posts on it :D

Posted by: Reena on December 18, 2008

Hahah nice. Yeah it's crazy like I was afraid to tell my family and all of a sudden realize that I like misread it or that there was a hidden BY THE WAY WE REJECTED YOU in the online decision. Ice storm!? Where do you live? Out here in Cali it's cold, but rather snowless.

Posted by: Kevin H '13 on December 18, 2008

So I'm definitely applying for EA next year and I was quite curious. Are there any people here who got admitted who don't have any major research or national competitions? *start obnoxious list of achievements* I'm on my school's science olympiad team(although my team never makes it past states)and I also act, sing in chorus, play the clarinet, am a pretty high scorer in the New York Varsity Math League, volunteer upstate working with underclassmen from my school on retreats and camp and at a camp for the mentally handicapped, have a very good GPA, SATs and SAT IIs, take the hardest courseload my school offers (which sadly includes no AP Science or Math until senior year) and even requested special permission to join a Science Research course in my school that was supposed to only be offered starting with the class below me. *end obnoxious list of achievements*

My point to all that (in case you didn't want to read it, which is very likely) is that my stats and extracurriculars are very solid, but I have no major research projects or national competitions. I'd like to do something over the next year or so but I just don't know where to get started and time is ticking.

so anyway my question is this. Assuming great stats, extracurriculars, essays and letters of reccomendations; does a student with no major research projects or national competitions stand a chance in the MIT admissions (particularly the EA admissions)? I'd like to hear both sides, paricularly if anyone is in a similar boat to me.

Posted by: curious on December 18, 2008

Sorry, man...
Does anyone wrestle or wants to possibly be a 10.B major

Posted by: Miguel Vargas'13 on December 18, 2008

Curious...My daughter just got accepted to the class of '13. She is in right in the middle of the overall SAT (at the top in math). She is not quite a 4.0 (but close). She attends a public high school. She doesn't play concert piano (or any instrument for that matter), or write and present original research, or create a special robots or computer algorithms.

She happens to love math and has some special knack for it that allows her to grasp the subject quickly and easily. But she is also a voracious reader of English literature, who spends her free time watching MASH reruns and going to the movies. Still, as one teacher wrote in his evaluation, "she excels in a humble and confident manner...and is a well rounded student with a spunky and upbeat personality... she has a powerful combination of intellectual ability, instinctive curiosity, and an unrelenting work ethic...included is an engaging personality with a heart of gold."

In addition to her teacher's comments she has a number of activities outside of school that were never intended to be a part of a high level application solely to impress an admissions officer. She is a competitive swimmer who spends 20 hours a week in the pool getting herself up at 5:00 am for morning workouts. She does this for the love of swimming, not as I mentioned, as another way to pad a college application.

Did her mother and I expect her to get accepted to MIT? I would like to think the answer is yes, but stepping back, who knows. What goes into a the admissions decision? I don't know, and I am not sure that these EC interviewers really know as well. What I can tell you, that you should all go back and read what they are looking for, and pay close attention to the last point.

http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/pulse/the_match_between_you_and_mit/index.shtml

Posted by: Proud Dad '13 on December 18, 2008

@ curious

I have no major research projects or national competitions, but I probably looked pretty good in other ways if they chose me. If you want a quick sketch of why I was at least competetive, I could send you more information about it privately - perhaps post an email address on my youtube page and I'll drop you a missive. To reiterate what people much more qualified to say so have offered, there's no magic formula, just puke your soul out and let them have a look-see.

@all

In other news, my tube came yesterday (Wednesday), but I live only about a 20 minute drive from MIT. To answer a question some have asked: yes, it was sent with priority shipping.

@admits

I've been planning on going aero/astro. Anyone else thinking course 16?

Posted by: Benja '13 on December 18, 2008

My school cannot produce Mid-Year Grade Report before the end of January. Is it still required after EA admission?

Posted by: Kam on December 18, 2008

Congratulations to all those who've got accepted..really happy for you guys.. But I've got something to say about some of the comments posted wherein the commenter makers have said that they didn't have super high GPA's and have not won any International competitions and things alike, but still they've been admitted to MIT. So was wondering whether it is the same for the International Students too..? Are they too judged exactly that way..? Just curious..

Posted by: Dhvanit on December 18, 2008

Hey I too have d same question as Dhvanit...??? How r international students judged..??? if US applicants with extraodinary talent have not been selected ..
THEN VOT ABT US!!!!!!!!!!???????????

Posted by: Mohit Dhagat on December 18, 2008

OK, now that you've been admitted (!!!!!) don't you wish you could see the narrative they wrote about you? Oh, and the interview report (which my son thought was nothing special)... And the teacher and counselor recs...

I think that would be fascinating. Maybe that's just a mom thing.

Posted by: (No Longer) Prospective Parent on December 18, 2008

I think it would be very cool to see that information

Posted by: Parent '13 on December 18, 2008

@Justin C '13:
I know how you feel about differntiating. There are two other Jacobs who posted before me, one who got in and one who (apparently) didn't.

@Prospective Parent:
When you gave the recommendation forms to the teachers, there was a line at the top that said that, if the student was admitted to MIT, they would have the right to read the recommendations, unless they signed on that line. I don't know about the interviews, though.

I'm in Ecuador right now, so I'm not going to ever see my tube outside of pictures. My parents are going to open it during a webcam conference with me, but it's just not the same... Maybe they'll save the confetti for me...

Posted by: Jacob AB '13 on December 18, 2008

@Prospective Parent and @Jacob

current students can see their admissions files once they enroll. the files are kept for a few years before being discarded or archived. i don't know what the student can access, but i'm pretty sure the interview reports are available. i don't know about teacher reports though.

i never wanted to see my admissions file so i never looked.

Posted by: 0 on December 18, 2008

@Narce, and anybody else who has similar feelings:

You said: There's no way I'll lie on these blogs just because I was moderated or any of you dislike what I say. I genuinely was disturbed by hearing something about the military in this.

I'm actually glad that you got this issue out in the open. You probably are not alone in those feelings, and you probably will find some like-minded classmates when you arrive on campus.

Nonetheless, there's no way to avoid encountering ladies and gentlemen (federal law says so!) in uniform on campus because they will be everywhere -- in classes, in your dorm, etc. -- at various times during the week. I'm sure that you will handle the situation much more responsibly if you are prepared for it than if it catches you completely off guard.

And perhaps, as you get to know some of these folks, you'll discover that they really are not the ogres that you apparently perceive them to be....

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 18, 2008

@Prospective Parent and @Jacob

As an enrolled student you are able to request a look at your application folder. Should you choose to do so you are able to see the application that you submitted and those recommendations for which you did not waive your rights. The interview reports that I receive from ECs are not a part of the archived folders.

Posted by: Kim '86 on December 18, 2008

Hey...silly question raspberry

So for those of you have gotten your tubes, is there anything time-sensitive in them? I won't be home until January 6th, and I don't want to find out that there was some form I neglected to complete because I never got the mail. haha.

congrats everyone!! smile

Posted by: Yay! on December 18, 2008

@ Kevin H '13:
CA, but South Bay. close enough.
and yeah, the bay's being annoyingly, uncharacteristically cold.

@ Kam:
i *think* that the mid-year report does still need to be submitted after being accepted. just to ensure that you're not failing classes, or dropping the entire courseload that you promised to take.
this is just hearsay, but my counselor did mention that she had until February to turn the report in.

and, yeah, trouble sleeping. definitely.

Posted by: Kiran '13 on December 18, 2008

Also, priority mail =
"Fast, two-day service to most locations for both documents and packages."

two days to anywhere in the country? that is awesome.

Posted by: Kiran '13 on December 18, 2008

Talk about cold...The Willamette Valley here in Oregon is expecting another layer of snow tonight. But as they say, neither rain, nor snow... so I am expecting my tube on time smile

Posted by: CAP '13 on December 18, 2008

My tube came today!!!! (I live in a suburb of NY)

@Benja '13
Yeah!! Course 16!!

@Yay!
Nothing in the tube in time-sensitive except the coupon, which doesn't expire until May 31st.

Posted by: Liz '13 on December 18, 2008

Well, Norm, I'm glad to see that you're much more reasonable than some of the people in here.

But by yourself, you have not changed my opinion of the military one bit ;P

Posted by: Narce on December 18, 2008

@Dhvanit
I am not an international student, so I don't know for sure about that, but I have seen a common factor in those who got admitted versus those rejected. I have noticed that it seems that they are looking for more than just smart people. As the link Proud Dad '13 posted says, they are looking for a certain type of person who will fit in well at MIT with certain characteristics. There a lot of smart people in the world, and if that were the only characteristic, they would not be able to choose. However this link gives an idea of the type of student that they are looking for. http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/pulse/the_match_between_you_and_mit/index.shtml

If this describes you, and your application says that to the admissions office, regardless of whether you are American or International, I believe that that is what they really are looking for and is what separates the accepted from the rejected. So I don't think something like an international competition makes a whole lot of difference except that it shows your interests. That would contribute to showing yourself as a hard worker, but it is not a single factor that will get you in.

Posted by: Chinua '13 on December 18, 2008

Congrats to you all. Enjoy the rest of high school because you will have a roller coaster of a ride at MIT. I had a rough but great time at MIT and still look fondly on it. I still cannot believe I'm already facing my 10 year reunion.

Posted by: pvaz '00 on December 18, 2008

Hey did anyone get in from the Midwest? And if so, what state?

Posted by: Midwesterner on December 18, 2008

@Narce:

Those of us who serve as educational counsellors (EC's) are NOT here to change your opinion, nor are we here to judge you. Rather, we are here here to provide relevant information and guidance that's as accurate as we can possibly make it. Thus, I respond to your comments describing the situation that you will encounter and letting you decide what you want to do with it rather than by voicing my personal opinion.

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 18, 2008

Hey Kevin H
I am from the east bay too. I hope to play football.

We may think we are freezing here but we are going to die in MA.

Posted by: Jimi on December 18, 2008

@ Kevin
Right here in Mass near teh MIT smile
But closer to the NH border... we got it much worse than Boston/Cambridge did (plus, they've got the heat island effect and less trees to fall over and damage stuff). No power for 4 days.

Posted by: Reena on December 18, 2008

Swimmer from Eugene, Oregon. No Tube yet.

Posted by: CAP '13 on December 18, 2008

@Midwesterner: I'm a midwesterner! I'm from Omaha, Nebraska.

I'm a competitive swimmer and I want to go into Course 10 (Chemical Engineering).

Still no tube! This wait is going to kill me! Too bad we're having terribly weather this week, so it may take awhile.

Posted by: Anna '13 on December 18, 2008

Hi Anna. Monday was very exciting. I got a call from Coach Gerken too. Hopefully my Tube will here this week. Christine

Posted by: CAP '13 on December 18, 2008

Got my tube today!
Hey is anybody on here thinking about course 2 and/or course 15?

Posted by: Justin C '13 on December 18, 2008

It took a while for the news to really sink in, but I finally realized it.

I'm happy to have gotten in, but I'm trying to make sure to remember that MIT is still just a college, not the answer to all my hopes and dreams.

Getting in to MIT is a pretty big deal around here, and relatives I never even knew I had have been calling to congratulate.

I have come to realize one thing -- I really hope that this will not be the peak. I hope to achieve many more things worthy of the congratulations that are flooding in now.

Hopefully MIT can help me do that

Posted by: Colleen ('13) on December 18, 2008

@ Yay
Well, the financial aid letter reminding us about February deadlines, but you've got plenty of time for that.

Posted by: Reena on December 18, 2008

Did anyone else get a holiday card from the admissions office? They're so wonderful!

Posted by: !!! on December 18, 2008

@Colleen

That's an interesting insight! Thanks, now I have something to contemplate as I'm falling asleep. I'm confident that you'll only go up with that mindset.

Posted by: Timur on December 19, 2008

@ !!!: I also got a holiday card. It was a great touch.

I got my tube today! I've already taken pictures with it. And the confetti is amazing.

Posted by: Melody '13 on December 19, 2008

@ Chinua'13

What are the characteristics dey r lookin for?? i mean vot exactly did u have dat now u r in dere??

Posted by: Mohit Dhagat on December 19, 2008

Any NYC people with a tube already? I thought it would be here by now :(.

Posted by: Cookie on December 19, 2008

@Chinua '13
First of all congrats buddy for getting admitted at MIT..! About the match thing, I've gone through that page loads of times.. But, what it looks like for the International Students is there seems to be something more to it than it meets the eye..! I mean in the right sense. Though the admission process seems to be mystery but the patterns for International admissions seem noticeable. It feels like you just know whats gonna happen..

Posted by: Dhvanit on December 19, 2008

As my mom and I were discussing yesterday, there is no one thing that will guarentee admission and no one thing that will guarentee rejection, the admissions process is hollistic. That being said, everyone who applied early should be proud that they were willing to take the risk.

Anyways, I am so excited!!! Anyone else from the DC Metro Area? I WANT MY TUBE!!!

Posted by: Arfa '13 on December 19, 2008

@Reena
Well I hope you take care and stay safe, at least you'll know that you really did get into MIT and just think about that while the power's out.

@Jimi
Hey what high school do you go to? And is MIT your number one? I go to Monte Vista High School in Danville. And yeah, MA will most likely kill us, no doubt.

Alright well everyone stay safe and enjoy their winter break! I'll be up at Tahoe for a good period of time just enjoying life smile.

Posted by: Kevin H '13 on December 19, 2008

@Dhvanit
I decided to look more on the site about international students and this is what I found. http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/apply/international_applicants_helpful_tips/index.shtml
On the page the link leads to, the section I found important is the first few paragraphs before it begins to talk about the requirements. They do agree that it is harder for international students because the percentage admitted is lower (4-5%). However, they also stress that they are looking for students that would fit into the MIT culture. What I take this to mean is that there are a lot more students applying than will be accepted than for Americans, and so the chances are lower. However they choose not the students with the most distinctions, but the students that are most likely to become a great fit into the group of people on campus.
So I still believe that what the other links said is true, it is just that only the 100 of the 2000 that seem to be the best match will be admitted. All this is to say that international competitions don't seem to be what they are looking for. Instead they are looking for a close-knit group of people.

Posted by: Chinua '13 on December 19, 2008

In comparison to MIT, here are the statistics for stanford:

- Accepted 689 of 5,363 applicants - that is 12.85% acceptance rate.

- The number of early applications was the highest in the university's history.

- more than 25,000 students are expected to apply to Stanford through the regular admission process.

Posted by: A parent on December 19, 2008

@Mohit Dhagat
Honestly, I am not completely sure why I got in. All I know is that the admissions officers for some reason believe that I would fit in well with the group they are forming for the '13 class. However, if you look at the link in my other post, I believe that that is the closest we can get to understanding what they are looking for. Also see the link in my response to Dhvanit.

Posted by: Chinua '13 on December 19, 2008

Colleen '13,

I hate to break this to you, but the Institute is not exactly "just a college." There are some common attributes but... most colleges would give anything to have just a few of the Institute's undergraduate students studying on their campus. At the Institute, you'll be surrounded by a LOT of extraordinary people -- both faculty and fellow students.

And guess what? YOU are one of those extraordinary people with whom other people want to interact! The admissions process is so competitive that applicants who are not extraordinary simply cannot gain admission.

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 19, 2008

@EC Norm

It's also important not to relax. It's easy to say that "I'm an 'extraordinary person'," accept admission to MIT, and sit around like a vegetable. I don't speak for everyone, but I know that as a high school student it's not difficult to cross the line from being happy about admittance and feeling superior to everyone else. Feeling superiority and considering yourself "extraordinary" is difficult for any teenager to manage. On facebook lots of us are talking about our interests, trying to make casual conversation. But often these conversations boil down into bragging competitions: "WELL I DID RESEARCH ON THE CALIBI-YAU MANIFOLD!" ... "OH REALLY? WELL I BUILT AN ACCELEROMETER DAMPED HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE!". It's a good thing that we feel at least slightly incompetent and insecure to show off; an ignorant sense of superiority is even worse. You know the image of pompous MIT kids? Those kids could be us.

Colleen makes a valid point: you always need to be reaching to improve yourself; the Institute is only a stepping stone. MIT is just a college, but the money you pay to attend isn't just paper.

Posted by: Tim on December 19, 2008

@Kevin H '13
I am from Foothill HS. You can get my e-mail when you log into you mymit account and filter for accepted students from California.

Posted by: Jimi on December 19, 2008

@Tim,

I'm not worried. Arrival at the Institute tends to snap airs of superiority very quickly. Ninty-five percent of the incoming freshman class may have graduated in the top five percent of their high school classes, but rest assured that ninty-five percent of the incoming freshman class will NOT be in the top five percent at the Institute. It does not take very long for that reality to hit home!

EC Norm.

Posted by: EC Norm on December 19, 2008

you guys rock. I can't wait to meet you new freshies at CPW!

Posted by: Matt F '12 on December 19, 2008

At least next year when people call me freshie it will be correct even though they might be surprised when I say college and not high school... grin

Posted by: Meeeee on December 19, 2008

Hi all the 13ers,
I am so happy and grateful that I am part of you guys and going to share our dreams together.

I am truely truely thankful and happy that I can get into MIT (why am i crying right now?)

I hope to see you guys soon :")

Posted by: Morgan L'13 on December 20, 2008

I did a Google search to find out what my daughter was getting into (she's had MIT fever for a while now and was beside herself when she found out she was accepted). From reading these posts it seems that her future classmates are a wonderful, incredibly talented group.

I was a little disappointed to find out that someone expressed an extreme dislike for our men and women in uniform, but it's a free country. Of course, it's free because of them, but most of us know that.

My daughter has absolutely no desire to join any ROTC program, but neither she nor I would judge anyone who chose to do so. I personally appreciate the fact that MIT cooperates with the armed forces and offers ROTC.

A little tolerance goes a long way.

Posted by: '13 Dad on December 20, 2008

dc metro, tube here
congrats to all

Posted by: melvin '13 on December 20, 2008

Everybody log onto your MyMIT account and sign the guestbook!

Posted by: Bridger '13 on December 20, 2008

'13 dad, also keep in mind that there are other nations in the world. the world's big, there's two ends to machine gun, and "our" and "your" armed forced can be completely different things.

Posted by: 0 on December 20, 2008

I think we should all just accept the fact that not everyone is for the military. Differences in opinion are what make the world go round. How many of you can honestly say what the purpose of the war is and why this country is sending thousands of men and women overseas? (If you havent spoken to a veteran or someone directly involved, you may be too influenced by the propaganda on the TV.)

Posted by: Cookie on December 20, 2008

@chinua '13
I too agree with you.. its not easy to understand what exactly the officers judge...seems to me as a game of astonishment n nuin else...Hope i rite
Mohit Dhagat('13).. soonnnn...!! n I'll catch u dere...

Posted by: Mohit Dhagat on December 20, 2008

@ EC Norm
I m applying RA as an int. student 4rm India.. I have been to so many campuses.. IITs..especially a wonderful one...
Howz MIT's campus..is it inspiring..??

Posted by: Mohit Dhagat on December 20, 2008

Mohit - I'm not at MIT yet, but I live 5 miles away and have friends there, so I know the campus pretty well.
To put it bluntly - inspiring is definitely not how I would describe MIT's campus. To be honest, of the 7 or 8 colleges I've visited, I think it takes the cake for the ugliest.
Having said that, you just don't come to MIT for the campus. You come for the people and the stellar education it offers. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of beautiful campuses out there -- but there is only one MIT.
Also, just so you know, there are some very pretty places in Boston - the public garden, the riverway, the arboretum - all very lovely places. So if you think that you can't live on an ugly campus for 4 years... MIT might not be the place for you. But if you think you want the best science/engineering education the world has to offer - MIT is the /only/ place to be.

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 20, 2008

@ Katie
The MIT campus has its charms. Anyone been in Barker Engineering Library, for instance? If not, you all have to go there during CPW. Up to the 6th floor from Lobby 10, I believe... in the big dome. It's gorgeous.
There was a time when I thought the campus needed more color. But the truth is, I wouldn't trade a thing. The tall black doors, the abundance of cement and concrete, the worn stairways. Actually they've seem to have been re-doing some stairways lately (or something, idunno), and I was like "You can't! They won't be the same stairs Feynman walked up anymore!" It was upsetting. Ironic, since when I was there as a younger kid I said "Wow, they really need to do something with these stairs."
It's just, so much has happened in those buildings, behind those tall black doors.
And then there's the view from the windows at night, across the Charles. There's the amazing architecture of Simmons and the Stata Center. There's the underground tunnels. And you can't call Killian Court ugly. I suppose most people would say it doesn't match up to Harvard Yard, but I still like it better raspberry

Posted by: Reena on December 21, 2008

* they seem

Posted by: Reena on December 21, 2008

i like the campus.

its right by the river so you get an awesome view, they try had to have trees and grass.

Granted, the interior of the buildings themselves aren't too stylish, but there are lots of posters and murals making everything relatively vibrant.

Cambridge/boston are greats cities--they are beautiful and clean.

The campus/surroundings are actually one of the main reasons I wanted to go to MIT.

Posted by: 0 on December 21, 2008

That's fine - if the MIT campus floats your boat, excellent! Also, Reena, I'm just a townie right now, not a student - so you know way more about the little nuances and delightful bits of MIT's campus than I do.
I'm just saying that for me, of what I know of it, the MIT campus is a little less than spectacular.

Posted by: Katie '13 on December 21, 2008

@ Katie
Ahahahaha, I just got admitted, just like you - not a student either. But yes, it's the hidden delights :p

Maybe I should take this as an indication that I've spent too much time over there.

Posted by: Reena on December 21, 2008

I visited the campus a year ago and really liked it. My dad went to MIT too so he was able to tell me the history and stories behind lots of the buildings. If you want a college campus where every building matches and there's lots of trees, go to Duke or some place like that.
I do see your point though. Compared to the stereotypical wooded/old building kind of college campus, MIT is a big contrast.

Posted by: Chris '13 on December 21, 2008

Does anyone mind telling what your essay was about...thanks

Posted by: Columbia '13 Hopeful on December 21, 2008

failing my driver's test

Posted by: 0 on December 21, 2008

@Columbia

Losing at science fair.

Funny thing was, I didn't really lose. I found out a few days later they simply didn't read my name. :-----
COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Chinua '13
EMAIL:
IP: 74.166.69.175
URL:
DATE: 12/21/2008 11:34:28 PM
COMMENT_BODY:
@Columbia

Mine was basically about what makes me different. I wrote about homeschooling and different activities that I do.

Posted by: Bridger '13 on December 21, 2008

Bless me, I wanna write on the ADMITTED page of RA.

Posted by: David Sun on December 22, 2008

@ katie'13

dats interesting to be livun juz 7 miles 4rm d world's best institute of technology!! I live abt 10 miles 4rm the India's best Institute of Technology "IIT Bombay".. as far as teir campus its d one where ppl JUST STUDY AND STUDY AND STUDY ....nuin else... which is not is in complete contrast with "MIT".. the website says dat is blend between boston n cambridge at MIT. Though I havent been 2 boston but have heard of it a lot..seems interesting, eh..!! I hope I reach dere soon... 2 meet all u guys..
Best of luck 2 me..lol..

Posted by: Mohit Dhagat on December 22, 2008

smile

See you at CPW!

Posted by: Ben '13 on December 22, 2008

@ Anonymous, Bridger, and Chinua

Thanks for the response.

Posted by: Columbia '13 Hopeful on December 22, 2008

Coming from Oregon for CPW. Flights and parents' hotel all booked.

Posted by: CAP '13 on December 22, 2008

I Got My Tube!!!!

I live in Georgia, and I just got it today!

Posted by: Chinua '13 on December 22, 2008

Whee, tubes! smile

Posted by: '13 on December 22, 2008

I got my tube today! I suppose that makes it official. I am so excited to meet all of you. I am from Minnesota and I am thinking about Course 2 (Mech E). Woooo MIT!

Posted by: JW2501 '13 on December 23, 2008

tube received in avondale, arizona.

way exciting.

Posted by: Ray '13 on December 23, 2008

Congrats to everyone! Be sure to go to CPW/prefrosh! Last year it was awesome!

Posted by: lowell :) on December 23, 2008

Congrats to everyone! Be sure to go to CPW/prefrosh! Last year it was awesome!

Posted by: lowell :) on December 23, 2008

I got in!!!
here are my stats
SAT 1 - 600 composite. (200 math 200 CR 200 W)
SAT II - 200 Math IIC, 200 Physics
GPA - 2.0 (Weighted)
APs (APUSH - 1, Euro - 1, Bio - 2, Physics - 1, Chem - 1)
I wrote a bomb essay (literally)

Posted by: anonymous on December 27, 2008

Hey guys Congrats to all of you who are admitted!!
I´ve just clicked the "submit" of my application right now, so I hope I can join you in March (wish me luck =)) CLASS OF 2013 ROCKS!!!

Posted by: 13 Prospective on December 28, 2008

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