Dec 29, 2008
MIT Regular Action Deadline
Posted in: Miscellaneous
With the deadline approaching and the Office of Admissions closed for the holidays, I'll try to field some questions here.
Please remember that January 1 is the submission deadline for students applying for regular action admission to MIT. This means that you should you should click the final "submit" button of your online application on or before January 1. If you are applying on paper, have the Post Office postmark and mail your materials on or before January 1.
However, I strongly discourage procrastination. The closer you send in your application to the deadline, the longer it will take our records office to process and for it to appear on your Application Tracking. Our records office is fully staffed over the holidays and is busily processing all of the application pieces that have been submitted.
Also, please note that you do not need to express mail or overnight your application.
I especially encourage students who live outside the United States to submit their applications as soon as possible.
I encourage you not to wait until the very last moment to submit your application. If your application is ready to go, click that button, or stamp that mail!
I hope these blogs have been very helpful to you as the regular action deadline approaches. Check out the archive if you haven't already, where many questions have already been answered.
For questions we haven't yet answered, please leave your query in the comments of this entry. From time-to-time over the coming days I'll check back and answer the questions that I can (please limit your questions to application questions at this time). I am on vacation celebrating the new year, so please be patient with me (thanks!).