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Dec 15, 2008

MIT Early Action Admissions Decisions Available Online

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MIT Early Action admissions decisions are now available at https://decisions.mit.edu.

You can log in using the same username and password that you use to log into your MyMIT account. There are no interim screens, so you should be sure you are ready to receive your decision online before logging in to decisions.mit.edu.

Admissions decisions will be available exclusively online. To reiterate: don't wait for decisions to arrive via email or snail mail, as we do not plan to send out admissions decisions in this way this year.

This year, we received about 5,000 applications for early action admission, a record number for us and a 27% increase over last year. We admitted 540 students for an admit rate of 11%, or fewer than one of every nine applicants.

Students who were not admitted were either deferred or denied. Students who were deferred will automatically be reconsidered during regular action. Students who are denied admission will not be admitted for this year and may not reapply for regular action admission.

We on the admissions committee put our heart and soul, and our best judgment, into every decision, and most decisions are extremely difficult. Most students who applied to MIT in early action this year were excellent matches for MIT, and most were extremely qualified. Our task is to choose from these many, many excellent applicants to bring together a class.

We'll have more to say about the process for the admitted students, deferred students, and the denied students in the days and weeks to come. In the meantime, we'll provide open threads today for all three groups.

I know I speak for all of the admissions officers when I say that this has been a very difficult early action process because of the large numbers of very, very qualified applicants. It made reading the applications a joy, but it made turning away students that much harder. Thank you for applying!

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