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Mar 14, 2009

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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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Welcome to MIT!

Now start getting ready for CPW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Posted by: MIT!!! on March 14, 2009

First ! And admitted to MIT (International!)

Posted by: Jaswanth on March 14, 2009

Congratulations! Feel free to join the Facebook group!

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

Posted by: Yan Z. on March 14, 2009

WHOOOO!!! Congrats guys!! :D

Posted by: hey! '13 on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone!! Hope to meet everyone at CPW!

Posted by: Eunice on March 14, 2009

Oh well. Not first.

Posted by: Jaswanth on March 14, 2009

Yahoooooooo!!!! MIT forever!!!

Posted by: MaXweLL on March 14, 2009

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

Posted by: Ester on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone!!!
Welcome to MIT class of 2013!

Posted by: Nathan M '13 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Jaswanth: Congrats! Indian?

Posted by: Aditya on March 14, 2009

i was hoping to get rejected.

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone!!!
Welcome to MIT class of 2013!

Posted by: Einsten on March 14, 2009

@Anonymous

There's about 10,000 people that would gladly take your spot, then. I'd be grateful, if I were you.

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations, all of youuuu!~ :D

Posted by: Anon on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone!!

Posted by: Angela on March 14, 2009

I got accepted!
Congrats to all of MIT Class of 2013.

Thank you Lord!

Posted by: Eddie Francis P '13 on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone.

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

@ the other Anonymous

you don't know who i am, don't tell me how i should live my life

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations all! Any Arabs around?!

I can't wait to meet you!

Posted by: Zeina Siam'12 on March 14, 2009

If only...
I wish...

at least it's now all over
wish u all the best of luck at mit.

..me, well i'll just look elsewhere i guess ^_^

Posted by: Torffick.A. on March 14, 2009

OH MY GOD!!! That's all I can say!!!!!!! ^_^

Posted by: Gabby on March 14, 2009

@Anon

If you want to be rejected, then pretend you were and don't go. It's that simple.

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

OMG!!! I can't believe it! Congrats to everyone!!!

Posted by: Abi on March 14, 2009

Congratulations to all !!!

@Aditya

Yep. I am an Indian.

Posted by: Jaswanth on March 14, 2009

Congratulations to all you newly-admitted students! I'll see you all at CPW!

Posted by: Narce on March 14, 2009

damn, my man man narce always trying to make people feel comfy, lol.

WELCOME TO '13!!

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations guys! Well done! =)

Posted by: Tanmay '12 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations! It is hard to believe that I was in your shoes one year ago!

Posted by: dora on March 14, 2009

Congratulations all who got in! To those who didn't, I'm like 95% sure you'll really enjoy where you do end up going. That goes for those who got in here as well.
P.S. Nooooo!!! Don't start hating on eachother already! It's not worth it!

Posted by: |Lex! '12 on March 14, 2009

Omg Jaswanth. I'd like to pester you with my zillions of questions, but I'll leave that till you finish rejoicing. =D

Posted by: Aditya on March 14, 2009

Wohoooo! Welcome to MIT! Awesome job guys!

Posted by: Viral '12 on March 14, 2009

Oh, Well!! I guess I'll try for Graduate's. Cornell - here i come

Posted by: Marissa on March 14, 2009

Congratulations All MIT'13 I am so HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!!!! CONGRATS once more!!! :D

Posted by: Afrah Shafquat'12 on March 14, 2009

Hey Jaswanth I'm from India too.But I didn't make it. I join Aditya in congratulating you. Hope to see you four years from now! Best Wishes!

Posted by: Bennett on March 14, 2009

Hey Jaswanth I'm from India too.But I didn't make it. I join Aditya in congratulating you. Hope to see you four years from now! Best Wishes!

Posted by: Bennett on March 14, 2009

Here we go......

Posted by: Saad on March 14, 2009

heyy congtss ppl!!! we made it!! wohooooo!!!

Posted by: Aakriti on March 14, 2009

Who's hitting CPW????

Does anyone here have a Livejournal?

Posted by: Ngozi '13 on March 14, 2009

Got in!!! more about me: http://theplaz.com

Posted by: ThePlaz on March 14, 2009

Congrats!

Anyone else from Los Angeles? I'm from the South Bay.

Posted by: Max on March 14, 2009

CONGRATS!

I'm so happy for you guys, it's a really exciting day for all of you! Go out and celebrate and get ready for CPW!!

Posted by: Chris M. on March 14, 2009

Congrats and appreciate that. I am looking forward to read about y'all in newspapers smile

Posted by: Rejected one on March 14, 2009

OH MY GOD !!!!!!!! I GOT IN !!!!!!!!!!!!!
WELCOME CLASS OF 2013 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU MIT !!!!!!!!

Posted by: Roman on March 14, 2009

MIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Daniel R. on March 14, 2009

@Zeina
hey whats ur nationality??? fih masreyeen hena?? smile congrats guys

Posted by: Nouri on March 14, 2009

@ Aditya...
did u get selected..?

@ Jaswanth

Congratulations!!!!

@ Aakriti
Are you Indian too?

@ all who got selected

Congratulations...!!!

Posted by: oh no... on March 14, 2009

YAYY!!! The long wait is finally OVER! Congrats to everyone else who got in! =D

Posted by: Stephanie on March 14, 2009

My Niece Alison got accepted to MIT Class of 2013!!!

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Hey guys!! CONGRATS!!!! Hope to see you all at CPW/here next year. Now go celebrate ^__^.

Posted by: Rutu '12 on March 14, 2009

who All from india?

Posted by: Aakriti on March 14, 2009

congrats everyone!

i can't believe i'm here, thank you mit!!!

Posted by: rebecca on March 14, 2009

congratulations.

Posted by: a reject on March 14, 2009

oh no... : Applying next year actually. =/

Posted by: Aditya on March 14, 2009

congratulations to you all.

it good to find people who will enjoy the rest of their day.

i hoped if i were with you

Posted by: Marwan Q. on March 14, 2009

You are not a reject

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

OMG!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! I'm very excited!!!!!!

YAAAAAAY! I really had little confidence before =)

Posted by: Misbah on March 14, 2009

YAY! MIT '13!!

Posted by: Caitlin on March 14, 2009

Hey - it doesn't matter if you are "from somewhere" - it's where you're headed that's important!

Posted by: neelima jetmelani on March 14, 2009

@ Nouri,

I am from Palestine! Congrats girl! There are many egyptians here! Confirm quickly quickly!

Posted by: Zeina Siam'12 on March 14, 2009

congratulations class of 2013 !

Can't wait to meet you smile


PS. Happy pi day!

Posted by: Aditi on March 14, 2009

@ Nouri,

I am from Palestine! Congrats! There are many egyptians here! Confirm quickly quickly!

Posted by: Zeina Siam'12 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations guys!
I wish I could join you, but alas, such was not the wish of the MIT gods.
Good Luck!!!

Posted by: Zach '13 (somewhere else) on March 14, 2009

I LOVE MIT!!!!

Posted by: Samuel Millington on March 14, 2009

. . .Is there anyone from the midwest (Michigan, specifically)?

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

I LOVE MIT!!!!

Posted by: Samuel Millington on March 14, 2009

OMG!!! I GOT IN!!! AND ON PI DAY!!! NOTHING COULD BE BETTER!!! CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!! GO EAT CAKE!!! smile!!!

Posted by: Trilobite '13 on March 14, 2009

Hey everyone congrats. I still can't believe it. I'm in shock. Both me and my sister the now Blanca'13 got in. I'm so happy today. Hope to see you all at cpw.

Posted by: Yeyson'13 on March 14, 2009

I was from michigan!

Posted by: edsel ford on March 14, 2009

congratulations and good luck.
make the best of it for me and all the others who didn't get in.

Posted by: deng/rejected on March 14, 2009

yep im Indian!!! woowww i cant breathe!!!

Posted by: Aakriti on March 14, 2009

@Edsel

Wow. Congratulations, then.

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

@Aditi

hey aditi!! u indian!!! wow am i excited or wat!!

Posted by: aakriti on March 14, 2009

It's my sister and I...

Posted by: Not Yeyson "13 on March 14, 2009

Here's a shout out from Azusa, CA: HECK YEAH!

Posted by: Hector Correa on March 14, 2009

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

Thanks so much!!!

and congrats to all of you who were also accepted!!!

Posted by: Carlos on March 14, 2009

accepted!!!!!!!!! congratulation to everyone

Posted by: saadinho on March 14, 2009

Hi everyone, hope to see you all in Boston smile! Accepted, eastern Europe smile! Do you have any idea about the financial aids date?

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

sb from Brazil??

Posted by: Clarissa on March 14, 2009

@ Max
Hello fellow Angeleno!! I'm from Windsor Hills!!

Posted by: Abi on March 14, 2009

Congratulations everyone!! You guys are amazing... Can't wait to meet you all...

@Misbah

Where are you from?

Posted by: Afsah '10 on March 14, 2009

Aakriti, yes I am.

Everyone should come for cpw

It will be full of awesomeness smile

Posted by: Aditi on March 14, 2009

do we get a paper letter and thick packet later on?

Posted by: Jo on March 14, 2009

@edsel

are you caucasian? uncommon name nowadays O.o

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

oops! i got the answer. nvm!

congrats everyone!

Posted by: Jo on March 14, 2009

Well, sure was surprising. Of course now MIT has to give me a LOT of financial aid. Like a lot a lot. But right now I'm ECSTATIC!!! WOOHOO!!!

Posted by: Gus '13 on March 14, 2009

Zeina congrats to you habibty (ana ma3 el 2asaf no)...do u live in palestine?? =) i am really proud that you got in!!
Egyptians plz react...whos Egyptian here??? =)
congrats again to everyone

Posted by: Nouri on March 14, 2009

MIT is the best thing that's happened y'll;
Welcome to the Institvte. =)

Posted by: kavya '12 on March 14, 2009

wow. i almost had a heart attack, congrats everyone!!!
who else got it after being deferred from early action?

Posted by: LizziO on March 14, 2009

oh yeah. I'm from Duluth, MN. But I doubt that there's many other people from the iron range going here. Anyone else from MN?

Posted by: Gus '13 on March 14, 2009

Way to go Kavya!! raspberry :D LOL!! Congrats all of you, and to all the desi people!! Where are you guys?!!!

Posted by: Afrah Shafquat'12 on March 14, 2009

representin Alabama.

Posted by: LizziO on March 14, 2009

@afsah
Pakistan (lol, but Im an applicant from WA state) =)
You?

Posted by: Misbah Uraizee on March 14, 2009

CONGRATSSS TO EVERYBODY ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO MIT!!!! xD xD

Posted by: Sheila '13 on March 14, 2009

hahaha congratulations everyone! I don't even know what to do with myself right now. I'll prolly go eat some pie smile

Posted by: Justin '13 on March 14, 2009

congrats to all accepted!!
nourhan, it seems no Egyptians were admitted :-(
if there is any Egyptian here say anything!!

Posted by: Hazem on March 14, 2009

Guys could you tell me (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS), did all of you participated in International Olympiads or you just got in with SAT and TOEFL?

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations everyone! See you at CPW!

Posted by: Merritt Boyd on March 14, 2009

Thank you Lord! i'm thrilled....who else got in from GH???

Posted by: zhaggazhao on March 14, 2009

Tanzanians anybody?

Posted by: Viral '12 on March 14, 2009

This is like a miracle!!!

Posted by: Yiling on March 14, 2009

Anonymous,

Perhaps MIT did wrong by you. It's comments like that from accepted students like you that make me thankful that I'll be studying elsewhere next year.

What nerve!

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

I mean this IS a miracle

Posted by: Yiling on March 14, 2009

MIT is the best thing that's happened y'll;
Welcome to the Institvte. =)

Posted by: kavya '12 on March 14, 2009

i just lost my voice... I've been running around for the last hour

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone. See you guys at CPW!!!

Posted by: Mel '13 on March 14, 2009

Welcome to the TVTE! Any Floridian's in the h(is-)ouse?

Posted by: Evedizzy on March 14, 2009

WOOT! Yeah!

Posted by: Archit on March 14, 2009

Anybody from NZ out there?

Posted by: Ben on March 14, 2009

...Anyone from the USA out there? :(

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

anyone admitted from the middle east??

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

I cannot believe I got in! I figured I'd be rejected for sure because my Math Level II score was only 680. My other scores were great, so I guess that helped, but... I just feel SO lucky! I was 99.5% prepared for the "We regret to inform you..." line, so it took me a few seconds to process that I had gotten in! :-D

Posted by: Emily on March 14, 2009

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!! i dont know how this happened. IM SOOOO HAPPY congratulations everyone!

Posted by: Jennifer on March 14, 2009

First time posting here. Let me just say

I CANNOT BELIEVE I GOT IN!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

does anyone else see a reply form or the "CPW portal"? D:

Posted by: stephanie on March 14, 2009

Congratulations everyone!!! =) Can't believe by time you guys start we're gonna be sophomores!!! :-O

For all you internationals out there, join this group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=41040127333#/group.php?gid=61755556260&ref=ts and the other Class of 2013 group...

Posted by: Enas'12 on March 14, 2009

yay i can't believe this!!!

Posted by: Shadman on March 14, 2009

2 Emily,
are you an international applicant?

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations to all you accepted people! I wish you well.

Posted by: Sam (not '13) // stevethepirate on March 14, 2009

OH MY FREAKING GOSH!!!!!! AHHH!!!!

I've never cried out of happiness before!! I can't believe this is happening!!!

I'm going to go breathe now! Congratulations to everyone else here!!! =D =D

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations everybody!

I had a hunch that the decisions would be released early, but I resisted the urge to check my decision until exactly 1:59 PM.

Posted by: Sooknah '13 on March 14, 2009

No, I'm not an international applicant, so my statistical chances were better, I guess. Still--only 1 out of 10 mostly genius applicants is a scary stat to see! Whoa. :-D

Posted by: Emily on March 14, 2009

Anyone here from El Paso, TX, or the American Southwest?

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone!Can't wait to the CPW!
I couldn't believe my eyes at first, since I don't have good test scores. But anyway, I'm so happy.
btw, I'm Vietnamese.

Posted by: Tam on March 14, 2009

So will anyone of INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS tell me whether they entered with just SAT and TOEFL, or they mostly participated in INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIADS???

Posted by: daur on March 14, 2009

Hey people!! I am happy and happy for u all. Cu at CPW!!

Posted by: NAS on March 14, 2009

and what were the scores? In not the secret...

Posted by: daur on March 14, 2009

OHHHHHH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My day changed from rowing practice & eating a bowl of oatmeal to getting ACCEPTED to MIT! MIT BABY! (Ha it rhymes). And! My parents are exploding with so much pent-up emotion, they're like tomato heads.

THANK YOU!!!

-Cameron McAlpine
(MIT-Class of Thirteen) Ha, that rhymes too.

Posted by: Cameron McAlpine on March 14, 2009

Any Pakistani especially anybody from Lahore around?

Posted by: ZEN on March 14, 2009

@daur: I'm not even an applicant for this year but I can tell you with certainty that it will take a lot more than just SAT's and a TOEFL to get in especially as an international student. You might not necessarily have to get medals in olympiads but you'll have to have something to make yourself shine if you want a hope.

Posted by: Sean'14? on March 14, 2009

@Misbah

Hey,
Congratulations!! Welcome to MIT!! :D

Posted by: Afrah Shafquat'12 on March 14, 2009

OMG. Best day everrrrrrrrrrrr.

Congrats everyone!

CPW, here we come!

Posted by: Kristina '13 on March 14, 2009

I went to sleep at 7 AM and when I woke up again there's a brand new class of '13s!

CONGRATULATIONS! smile With the competitions so intense, kudos on making it in!

Be sure to come to CPW and experience all the awesomeness that MIT has to offer =p

If you guys have any questions about MIT, I'm always available at [email protected] If I can't answer it, I'll find someone else that can. smile

So excited for you all!

Posted by: Oasis '11 on March 14, 2009

zhaggazhao I am Ghanaian. u wanna talk?

Posted by: NAS on March 14, 2009

@Emily

OMG I was going through the same thing. I was deferred from EA and I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming (slight bruising there now). OMG CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN AWESOME FOUR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Trilobite '13 on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone!!!! smile

Posted by: Rachel '13 on March 14, 2009

zhaggazhao I am Ghanaian. u wanna talk?

Posted by: NAS on March 14, 2009

Also, anybody here from WSDC?
To Daur, it may not be an Olympiad, but I'd think Sean is totally right (I wouldn't know for sure, I'm not the admissions committee) - you need to find some way to really stand out. That probably requires more than just high test scores amongst the amazing bunch of MIT applicants.

Posted by: Ben on March 14, 2009

Anyone from Latin America?!

A todos los latinos '13, join MIT newest latino group at facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38361413509&ref=ts

Mucha suerte y espero verlos en fall.

Roberto '12

Posted by: Roberto '12 on March 14, 2009

Hey guys congrats!!!hope to see you all soon.. I am from Pakistan..anybody from islamabad??

Posted by: Hamza Sheikh on March 14, 2009

hey yalz, m so happy m admitted, m frm BOTSWANA (AFRICA) anybody frm Africa got admitted? I still cant believe this, ths is my best day ever since the application process!

Posted by: Tshiamo on March 14, 2009

WOW! I'm just recoverin' from the shock!!
congrats everyone! smile
from Iran

Posted by: Arash '13 ! on March 14, 2009

Wow, I cannot believe it. An awesome Saturday indeed!

Posted by: Morkeh on March 14, 2009

@ Roberto

Naci en Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

:D

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

@ Roberto (again)

Naci en Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

:D

(It didn't fill in my name).

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

Have a glorious Pi Day.

Posted by: Piper '12 on March 14, 2009

@Trilobite

1) Awesome screenname. wink
2) I can't wait for CPW because I'm actually thinking very seriously about Oberlin College over MIT, and I want to make sure I make the right decision. Honestly, I thought the point of where I'd rather go was rather moot since I wasn't going to get in...

But I DID! WOOHOO! :-D

So now I have some big decisions to make.

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 14, 2009

Anyone want to give me their stats so I can see I what made up an accepted student?

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

CONGRATS everyone!! Can't wait to see you at CPW!

Posted by: Kim'13 on March 14, 2009

OMG I'm so excited!!!
I was deferred first round...but when i read the first line i screamed and started crying...and then i had to read the letter again, to make sure i was actually accepted. This is one of the best days of my life!1!
can't wait to meet you all!

Posted by: Alexandra '13 on March 14, 2009

Wow this is just about the most exciting thing ever!! I didn't see this coming at all! I can't wait to see everybody at CPW! (From central NY by the way).

Posted by: Kim Barker on March 14, 2009

Savor it while it lasts. It indeed is one of the best days any MIT student has.

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

OMGOSH!!!Congrats everyone!! This is like the best day everr! I am so so excited to meet all of you amazing people:)!!

Posted by: Smitha Ramakrishna on March 14, 2009

See you guys at CPW!

Posted by: JVen '13 on March 14, 2009

I am so happy, it is where I have been dreaming of even when I didn't come to the US yet. So Happy !!!!!!1

Posted by: Shuo on March 14, 2009

GOOD THINGS DO COME IN LIFE!!!!! STAY COOL GUYS...CUZ MIT HERE WE COME!!! :D

Posted by: Evelin on March 14, 2009

I'm so excited! I can't wait for CPW. smile

Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Alicia on March 14, 2009

Hey, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!! I am so excited I still can't believe - when I've seen the screen I had to ask my brother to read it for me as I thought I was seeing what I wanted to!

And I am international, I had both SAT I and TOEFL, none olympiads and am really not a genius = particularly can't believe my decision is not a mistake:)

Posted by: Julia on March 14, 2009

heyy congrats to all of u ...
and all of da pakistani ppl too... nobody from my school got in so i was kinda depressed but its great to see that others did..!!
rock on every1

Posted by: saima on March 14, 2009

heyy congrats to all of u ...
and all of da pakistani ppl too... nobody from my school got in so i was kinda depressed but its great to see that others did..!!
rock on every1

Posted by: saima on March 14, 2009

whoopsy...shouldve hit the post icon once =p my bad!!

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Hey everyone, congrats! Anyone else got in RA from Miami, FL?

Posted by: GLau on March 14, 2009

01001101 01001001 01010100 00100000 01000110 01010100 01010111

Posted by: GLau on March 14, 2009

Hey, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!! I am so excited I still can't believe - when I've seen the screen I had to ask my brother to read it for me as I thought I was seeing things I wanted to!

And for those above who asked - I am international, had both SAT I and TOEFL and no international olympiads.

So hard to stop thinking that someone will call me in a minute saying it was all just a mistake!

Posted by: Julia on March 14, 2009

HEY GUYS WE GOT IN!!!!
Congrats to everyone for all that hard work!
Woot woot!!!!
*imagines self running jubilantly down infinity corridor with inspirational music playing in the background*

I want to give everyone a high five right now!

Posted by: Laura D on March 14, 2009

HEY GUYS WE GOT IN!!!!
Congrats to everyone for all that hard work!
Woot woot!!!!
*imagines self running jubilantly down infinity corridor with inspirational music playing in the background*

I want to give everyone a high five right now!

Posted by: Laura D on March 14, 2009

@Daur
I seriously doubt that it is based on Olympiads. I actually don't think MIT has any set criteria for students. It's like Sean'14 said. You have to stand out. Use whatever means available to you to shine...in a good way.

@Anonymous
I don't think seeing someone else's stats is going to help that much. MIT is looking for diversity (amongst a number of other obvious things), so, chances are, they want you to...you know...stand out.

@ everyone else
CONGRATS. I'm in Ethiopia so I can't come to the CPW, but I guess I will most probably see you all next year. And, are there any Ethiopians here by any chance? No? OK

Posted by: Rediet '13 on March 14, 2009

Congratulations to everyone! Welcome to MIT!!!

If you're planning to come to CPW, be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news, updates, and much more!

http://twitter.com/MITcpw

Posted by: MIT admissions on March 14, 2009

to Roberto'12
Hello!!!! I'm from Latin America too! Brazil, actually.
where are you from??

to daur
I took SATs and Toefl, but I also participated on olympiads...
where are you from?

Posted by: Clarissa on March 14, 2009

Is there any possiblity that they did a mistake or they regret?

Posted by: Shuo on March 14, 2009

OMG this is just the perfect way to start my spring break weekend! Who else is on break and will be partying at South Padre Island?

Posted by: Mei on March 14, 2009

yay

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

I shaved my head bald to celebrate! :D

Posted by: Alec Poitzsch '13 on March 14, 2009

I need a driver for my phillips snn6500 wireless netcard
or smc2632 wireless net card
I can`t make them run on linpus linux lite

please help

regards
clocheDox

Posted by: clocheDox on March 14, 2009

I think all of Texas heard me scream when I read the first sentence of the letter! I'm so excited! Hope I can make it to CPW!!

Posted by: Evie on March 14, 2009

Greetings class of '13!

congratulations to all of you for your wonderful achievement. If you have any questions or just want to talk to a student, you can reach me at [email protected]

In the meantime I'm gonna go finish up our party plans for CPW! (you will love it)

Posted by: Matt '12 on March 14, 2009

still in shock

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

@ Evie

What part of Texas are you from?

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

@ Emilio: I'm from El Paso! : ) Congrats everyone!

Posted by: Sara '13 on March 14, 2009

@ Sara '13

Really? That's awesome!

What school do you go to?

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

That last post (@ Sara) was from me. Haha

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

I didn't get in :(. But a friend of mine, Sara Shahid, from Lahore, got in. I'm happy for everyone who made it smile.

Posted by: Sana Akhtar on March 14, 2009

HEEYYY future classmates!!!
my name's kuljot .. from toronto canada..
i dont know how i made it with that 570 in reading and being international.. but o man i love my life rite now..
PARRTTAAYY!!!
who's comin to the Campus Preview Week?...
im definitely gonna be there...
o man.. so excited rite now!

Posted by: Kuljot '13 on March 14, 2009

I will probably be at CPW! It'll be my first time in Boston. :D

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

I'm parting at south padre island. I'm only an hour away. wooooo. class of 13' Congrats to all.

Posted by: GoNzO on March 14, 2009

Argh, that last anonymous post about "my first time in Boston" was me again... Keep forgetting to type in my name.

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

Congrats everyone! Can't wait to meet you all at CPW =) MIT loves its prefrosh, yes it does.

@Evie, Emilio, Sara:
I'm a Texan too; nice to see some '13s reppin' my home state :D

Posted by: Vivian '12 on March 14, 2009

previously zhaggazhao...

NAS????yes i do wanna talk...sorry i took so long...im excited..n yet...something else i cant put my finger on....are u on facebook???

Posted by: Xola on March 14, 2009

@ Vivian '12

Where in Texas are you from?

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

@ Clarissa: I am from El Salvador!

@ Emilio: My roomate is also mexican!

congratulations again!

Posted by: Roberto '12 on March 14, 2009

Hooray for MIT Mexicans! Haha... I'll miss my tortillas, though. :(

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Tortilla comment was mine.

Stupid computer....

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

Congrats, everyone!
@ anonymous:
Yep, I'm from Michigan. smile

Posted by: Marie on March 14, 2009

@ emilio: dont worry man, here me and my latino friends (most mexican) we find places to eat or get tortillas shipped to us!

Posted by: Roberto '12 on March 14, 2009

@ Roberto

Yup, I'll probably end up having my mom send me some, haha.

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 14, 2009

Oh great more decisions. Should I choose MIT over Caltech or what? Flip a coin maybe? Sigh ... too distressing.

Posted by: Carlos Emilio on March 14, 2009

what tortillas shipped to you. thats kool. im mexican too. im like 5 min from mexico. lol.

Posted by: GoNzO on March 14, 2009

@ all the Texans here

Hi! I'm from San Antonio!

Posted by: Alicia on March 14, 2009

im from texas too. Im from the rio grand valley. Deep south Texas. The very bottom tip. lol.

Posted by: GoNzO on March 14, 2009

Ohh my god I'm sooo excited!!!
I've never thought of being accepted by MIT!!!!!


Ohh Goodness,
I can stay in Boston!!!!
I love you MIT. I love you.

Posted by: YinJen '13 on March 14, 2009

I'm from California somewhere around Los Angeles (I didn't apply to Cal tech... heh!)

I was bouncing around for the first hour screaming when i got in!

Posted by: Jenny on March 14, 2009

I'm still shocked that I got in. Congrats to everybody else that got in!

I'm going to miss california though. Anybody from San Diego?

Posted by: Mariana on March 14, 2009

Congratulations, everyone! I look forward to seeing you all at CPW.

Posted by: Josepher on March 14, 2009

Congratulations to all of those who were admitted! :D

Posted by: Kim on March 14, 2009

YAY! CONGRATS EVERYONE!

Posted by: Connie '13 on March 14, 2009

CONGRATS!!! TO everyone!!!...hope to see u all soon!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kimberly on March 14, 2009

Congratulations everyone! =)

Posted by: Ruey on March 14, 2009

Congrats! I hope I'm in your position on March 31st! smile

Posted by: Columbia '13 Hopeful on March 14, 2009

Hi, and once again congrats to those accepted. Unfortunately I'm not one of you, just yet.

So, Aditya, Jaswanth, Aditi and AAkriti i wud really appreciate if you guys could give me ur email addresses coz i want to be inspired by you guys for next year.
Plz, imagine if u were in my shoes this momemnt.

[email protected]
or plz add me on facebook, type- Nakul Khanna
and d prism photo is mine

Posted by: Nakul Khanna on March 14, 2009

Hi, and once again congrats to those accepted. Unfortunately I'm not one of you, just yet.

So, Aditya, Jaswanth, Aditi and AAkriti i wud really appreciate if you guys could give me ur email addresses coz i want to be inspired by you guys for next year.
Plz, imagine if u were in my shoes this momemnt.

[email protected]
or plz add me on facebook, type- Nakul Khanna
and d prism photo is mine

Posted by: Nakul Khanna on March 14, 2009

Congrats to all those who got selected to MIT.It's a divine blessing.

Posted by: vijaykumar on March 14, 2009

@ Emilio: I go to Franklin, and you?

Posted by: Sara '13 on March 14, 2009

Ha! No givesie backsies! :D

Posted by: José P '13 on March 14, 2009

OMG!! So happy, I love you MIT! Thanks to all the admission people, who did an awesome job to fill my life with joy in Pi day :D

Posted by: unknown on March 14, 2009

Thank you to everyone involved in this process. Watching our daughter's expression after having read the first line of the decision notice, is a memory I will hold forever. She will make you proud too. Our best to all.

Posted by: Grateful Family on March 14, 2009

vijaykumar are u indian too??

Posted by: Nakul Khanna on March 14, 2009

@Emilio & Sara

I'm in Dallas

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

whoops, that last post was from me

Posted by: Evie on March 14, 2009

So who's up for counting cards in Vegas?

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 14, 2009

Kudos for you guys smile. Hopefully I'll be able to meet you next year! I hope you enjoy your time at CPW :D.

PS: Did anyone from México get admitted?If so, can you please contact me? You can find on facebook as Julio Flores Servin.

~Julio ('14?)

Posted by: Julio ('14?) on March 14, 2009

GRATZ to everyone admitted!

Posted by: mynameiscabbage on March 14, 2009

I know I've already replied to this thread, but I still can't believe it.

:D

Posted by: Kristina '13 on March 14, 2009

@Emily

Thank you! smile What are you planning on majoring in? If Oberlin is a better fit for you, you should go with it. But I know what you mean -- I was so sure that I wouldn't get accepted after being deferred EA and I had almost forgotten about MIT as a sort of coping mechanism. It was very weird being excited; it was as if a stranger had just told me that they got in. I won't be there for CPW (Science Team State Comp.), but have fun! Do what you want to do. Don't listen to anyone else. smile

Posted by: Trilobite '13 on March 14, 2009

I am so happy. I still can hardly believe that I got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 0 on March 14, 2009

Congrats, all of you!!

Anyone else from Canada?

Posted by: Sarah '13 on March 14, 2009

AHHHHHH. My peers are jealous, my friends couldn't be happier for me, and I was speechless for the first 10 minutes.

It's gonna take me a couple of days to digest this.

Posted by: Brian '13 on March 14, 2009

Dear Anyone who wants to put their two cents in,

Hi, I am currently a Junior. Would anyone be willing to share what they feel was their "time to shine and stand out" aspect of their application? I am just wondering what else, dismissing the SAT scores and such, makes you what MIT is looking for? I completely understand that they are trying to take different people possessing different characteristics to create one community strong in all disciplines, and that there is no such thing as the cookie-cutter applicant; but what did YOU all do (You have obviously been successful...)? Thanks =)

CONGRATS!!

Posted by: Next Year ! =) '14? on March 14, 2009

Hi everyone! Congrats and see everyone @ CPW!
Represent ATL, Georgia!!!

Posted by: Connie '13 on March 15, 2009

Congrats to all you prefrosh!! Way to go!!

Are there any students here who are from the UAE or the gulf?

Posted by: Majda '12 on March 15, 2009

There are some things that, while it may be the truth, it's emotionally difficult for me to wrap my head around. Like Obama being elected/president (yay!!) I still like couldn't believe months after....but now actually getting into MIT!?! oh my. This will take getting used to!

I'm soooo excited though, congratulations everyone :D !!! see you at CPW!

Posted by: Meghan '13 on March 15, 2009

whoo!!! MIT alright!!!

Posted by: oblivionist t ' 13 on March 15, 2009

Just a few things:

1. YAY!

2. Happy Pi Day (sorry I'm late!)

3. This was such a good week overall.

4. I feel really awkward because my friend didn't get in, and I'm not sure what to say. He was probably more qualified than I. Any advice?

Posted by: J.B. on March 15, 2009

BEST pi day present ever!!
actually probably the ONLY pi day present i've ever received...lol

unfortunately i wont be able to attend CPW :(
but hope to see you all on campus in the fall :D

btw, anyone from WI?

Posted by: junyao on March 15, 2009

To those of you at IMSA

I can host one of you during CPW, but please reply before Friday 20 March if you do plan on being at MIT 16-19 April. Your CACs probably have forwarded you an announcement I made earlier this year regarding my offer.

I am currently a Course 14 (Economics) major and conducting research on nuclear energy economics and finance, which has been the case since last July. If you decide on attending MIT, let me know if you will be on campus during the summer; I might be able to provide you contact information for a few faculty members depending on your research interests. Check with your SIR advisers if they have any contacts with MIT faculty; I got in touch with three professors by recommendation from my adviser at the University of Chicago.

Congrats to all of you, and to those committing to MIT for Fall 2009, see you in August if not earlier.

Posted by: Yangbo Du on March 15, 2009

(Addendum to my previous post)

Feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns. Roughly speaking, MIT does not differ much from IMSA fundamentally, so you might find adjustment a non-issue (keep your expectations realistic, nonetheless).

Posted by: Yangbo Du on March 15, 2009

Congrats guys! You rock. If anyone else is planning on Course 12 hit me up! :D

Posted by: Reena '13 on March 15, 2009

Congratulations people...the entire experience was amazing...and I am thankful to God, that I was a part of it...
And no regrets for rejection lol, some things are just not meant to be...smile!

Posted by: Isra on March 15, 2009

how do you register for CPW - it says "To register for CPW, please log in to your MyMIT account and click on the "Registration" link in the CPW portlet on the left."

I can't find the portlet on mymit account.

Posted by: Archit on March 15, 2009

@ Carlos Emilio
Wow, I'm faced with the same problem. I got accepted to Caltech too. They have already made a financial aid offer and what not. But, the way I see it, it is good weather versus larger student body. Your pick.

@Ryan N.
Count me in. I was actually thinking of watching 21 again because I can't think of anything else I can do to celebrate right now (It's 9 in the morning here is Ethiopia).

Posted by: Rediet '13 on March 15, 2009

I'm VERY excited to be accepted! Very excited, and shocked!!!!
Anyone else here from California?! BAY AREA.

Posted by: Ariela '13 on March 15, 2009

Congrats to everyone! I'm so psyched for CPW, I can't wait to meet all of you (and of course see the institvte)!

@Trilobite '13
I also got deferred in December, after which I completely pushed it to the back of my mind. As I started getting responses from some other schools, I was certain I wouldn't get in. Then I logged in and saw the letter. I literally speed-read the first line and shrieked with happiness. I think I'm still in shock and my mom still has not completely recovered her hearing.

Any other Angelinos here (or socal people)? Admitted deferred people?

Posted by: Morrisa '13 on March 15, 2009

i was deferred then admitted, and i was literally crying in happiness for like fifteen minutes and then ran around saying oh my god oh my god oh my god

I AM SO HAPPY I CAN'T SLEEP

Posted by: Stephanie on March 15, 2009

sorry, i needed to post something that had '13 next to my name now. :p

Posted by: Stephanie '13 on March 15, 2009

I'm thrilled for being accepted to MIT...
any other Chileans around?

Posted by: Martín '13 on March 15, 2009

Congratz everyone this whole thing has really stirred me up and I wasn't even an applicant! One more year... : Anyone from South Africa who got in? smile

Posted by: Sean '14? on March 15, 2009

Congrats Prefrosh! Can't wait to meet you all!

Does anyone know how many people from India this year have gotten in?

Posted by: Radhika'12 on March 15, 2009

idk if MIT has ever seen anyone the likes of me...

a JOCK is about to enter your midst...

lunch money galore!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

totttally kidding.

whoooo CALCULUS =D

where do i sign up for the chess team?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

Kavya, You liar.

Posted by: Ishaan on March 15, 2009

soooo.... all i'm wondering now is...

how do the females look? MIT doesn't necessarily have a rep for hotties.

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

with sleep deprived eyes
i complete the pset for 6.005
oh lord buy me some caffeine
no, no, i didnt ask for vaseline
oh drat, yet another rat race
well yeah! i hate the F****** place

Welcome Class of 2013. You'll have a great 4 years here. Do come wink

Posted by: ishaan on March 15, 2009

Nakul Khanna: I'm applying NEXT year.

Ishaan: You from DPS RKP? I saw you in the Exun lab.

Posted by: Aditya on March 15, 2009

@ Sara

I go to Immanuel, the small Christian school near Cielo Vista.
Were you one of the people at Franklin who were National Merit?
I think there were only six in El Paso. :D

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 15, 2009

@ Sara

I meant to say "six OF US." Hehe

Posted by: Emilio '13 (?) on March 15, 2009

Didn't even know today (well, yesterday) was decision day, just happened to go wandering the admissions page again. Congrats you all, seeing this kind of helps to offset the rather depressing stats page. Really hope this is me in a year. Yale or MIT, please, please. *crosses all fingers and thumbs, already extremely nervous*

Posted by: Arthur '14 on March 15, 2009

Good job there, Ishaan. wink

True words.

Posted by: Tanmay '12 on March 15, 2009

Now that i've stopped crying.... YAY!!!

Posted by: Brian Jude ooseph on March 15, 2009

i even spelled my name wrong.. imagine that

Posted by: Brian Jude Joseph on March 15, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz9LQy0rmq0

The lyrics to this song seems strangely fitting.

"I want nobody, nobody but you!"

Posted by: listens to too much kpop on March 15, 2009

I'm shocked and amazed.

And, having arrived in Boston yesterday (for mostly unrelated reasons) I spent the evening playing lava tag on one of the many playgrounds in the area -- seriously, there are a TON, and they're all labeled on the map! -- in an effort to burn off some of the adrenaline.

It didn't work. =D

Posted by: niki on March 15, 2009

ppl anyone in joining a mit rock band??

Posted by: mit is cool '13 on March 15, 2009

congs evryone!!!

Posted by: am so happy '13 on March 15, 2009

oops sorry that was supposed to be - anyone interested in forming a rock band at mit??

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

Ahhhh! I'm in a state of happy shock.
Congratulations to everyone!!
I CAN'T WAIT FOR CPW =D

Posted by: Hamsika '13 on March 15, 2009

CONGRATS!

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

WOOHOO MITMITMITMITMITMIT!
Congrats to all!
I'm from Mississauga, Canada -- anyone else?
I'm so HAPPY right now it's crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!
(yes, the happiness doesn't wear off in one day raspberry)

Posted by: Veronica '13 on March 15, 2009

It was worth the wait after deferral.

gtz to all!!!!! xD

last?

Posted by: Talal '13 on March 15, 2009

is that ishaan chugh?

Posted by: sainyam on March 15, 2009

Xola. Give me ur facebook name. I don't mind looking for n adding u.

Posted by: NAS on March 15, 2009

YAY I GOT IN!!!
my entire indoor drumline knew before I did yesterday. It was ridiculous. =P

@ Evedizzy, Floridian here!

I'm completely bummed that I won't be able to attend CPW. =[

Posted by: Jem on March 15, 2009

Congratulations to everybody who was admitted!

Posted by: MyMIT.info Team (All Rejected) on March 15, 2009

@Tanmay- thank you my friend. So who takes care of the igloos now?

@Aditya- are you the same one i have "Hello I am a Ishaan" "Hello I am a Aditya" conversations with? Probably not. You are Aditya Anand then. Hi . What did one zen master say to the other?

@Sainyam- yes, i am indeed the same one. Are you also applying to MIT or are you in.

Posted by: Ishaan on March 15, 2009

@ Clarissa

I'm Henrique, I got in and I am also from Brazil.

A friend of mine, Karine was also admitted.

Do you know of any other brazilians?

Congrats to all admitted.

See you, Class of 2013

Posted by: Henrique on March 15, 2009

Hey guys! Congrats to all! Can't wait to meet you over the upcoming months

Posted by: Felipe on March 15, 2009

MIT is the best college money can buy!!! I'm from Calfironia! Woohoo!

Posted by: Chloe Oliver ( '13) on March 15, 2009

@Next Year ! =) '14

I have a 4.0 and good test scores like everyone else, and I had an alumni interview. Those are the basics you need to have. But I'm a rather quirky person with diverse interests, and I think that's what made me stand out. The best thing you can do is show them how different you are.

For instance, I won a local pageant, the first one I ever entered--I'm "Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2008," as well as winning the Talent, Interview, and Academic Awards. LOL! I'm from a small school and community, I was President of my 4-H Club, and I'm heavily involved in theater and show choir at my school. I also take vocal lessons, and I submitted a music portfolio--I'm a classical soprano.

The oddest thing on my resume is that in 2007 I did National Novel Writing Month and wrote a 50,000-word (crappy :-D) novel in one month.

So I think all those quirky things helped me stand out. I hope you get in, "Next Year"!

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 15, 2009

@Chloe Oliver
I'm from San Diego, California. you?

Posted by: Mariana '13! on March 15, 2009

Seeing "Congratulations" was literally one of the best moments of my life!!! It still feels unreal!

I can't wait to meet everyone at CPW; I'm so excited!

Congrats everyone, savor this for a few more days. smile

Thank you, God! "I can do anything through Him who empowers me" Phil 4:13

Posted by: Christine on March 15, 2009

@Trilobite

I'm planning on majoring in one of the brain sciences (neurosci or cog-sci) or maybe general bio with an emphasis on evolutionary processes. Actually, I really want to add a double-major with voice, and I think it might be more realistic to do that at Oberlin than at MIT due to the sheer workload at the latter. Oberlin has both an award-winning Neuroscience department *and* one of the best Conservatories at a liberal arts institution in the nation. They just built a new Science Center where they have too many specimens and skeletons to count, and the opera program is a focus at the Con, which is perfect since I LOVE opera. It's really the best of both worlds, though the prestige and alumni networks aren't as good as at MIT, and of course no one in the world can beat MIT as far as the sciences go.

Yeah, I did the same thing! I had like an out-of-body experience when I read my decision. It was so strange because I'd been *sure* I wouldn't get in! Then when I woke up this morning and remembered what had happened and I was surprised all over again. :-D I'm sure I'll have fun at CPW. I can't wait! I'm ordering plane tickets tomorrow after I clear the missed days with my school.

Yep, that's good advice. grin I'm going to choose whichever college is right for me, no matter what the peer pressure says (and my parents are fully supportive and non-pressuring, which is great). If I decide against MIT, there's always grad school. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 15, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo9vhZYF5tg&feature=related

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–ò –∂—é—Ä–∏ —Å–∫–∞–∑–∞–ª–æ: "–ö—Ä—É—Ç–æ! –û—á–µ–Ω—å –∫—Ä—É—Ç–æ! –¢—ã –ø–æ–ø–∞–ª!"

–ö—Ä—É—Ç–æ! –¢—ã –ø–æ–ø–∞–ª –≤ MIT,
–¢—ã –∑–≤–µ–∑–¥–∞,
–ù–∞—á–∏–Ω–∞–π,
–î–∞–≤–∞–π, –Ω–∞—Ä–æ–¥ —É–¥–∏–≤–∏!

Posted by: Tim Balbekov '13 on March 15, 2009

@ Mariana '13

I'm from Los Angeles; originally from France (Montpellier) but have lived in Paris and in LA for a long time.

Posted by: Chloe Oliver ( '13) on March 15, 2009

Congrats everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

I spent the whole last week telling myself that I shouldn't think about MIT because I would never get in. And now...

Oh man, I can't make any decisions now!!! But I'll be at CPW, looking forward to meeting all you awesome people there... XD

And btw I'm from NYC!

Posted by: Marcela on March 15, 2009

Emily, if you have that type of love for music, you belong at Oberlin

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

Wow, more than 24 hours after the topic is up, and I FINALLY check that youtube link in the first comment.

RICKROLL FTL.

Posted by: Narce on March 15, 2009

Congrats to everyone! I still can't believe I got in. I got deferred back in December and so I thought I would be rejected yesterday. I'm still totally in shock. I'm from Florida and the weather change is going to be difficult.

Posted by: Bahar on March 15, 2009

hey, y'all!
how do you register for CPW? It's not on my MIT Dashboard..

Posted by: Lizzi-O on March 15, 2009

@Bahar

I know, I'm from Southern California and the weather change is going to be ridiculously difficult! But MIT is totally worth it. smile

Posted by: Christine on March 15, 2009

sigh...

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

i feel so depressed :( you guys are so lucky

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

@ Christine and Bahar

totally agreed, I'm in Mobile, Alabama

Posted by: Lizzi-O on March 15, 2009

额滴神阿!
Translation: OH MY DEAR LORD!

Congratulations to all!

Posted by: Minshu on March 15, 2009

ACCEPTED!!!
Congrats everyone!

(Int'l: Costa Rica)

Posted by: OscarV '13 on March 15, 2009

Woot!!! Walking under a ladder in Michigan isn't bad luck!
See everyone at CPW :]

Posted by: M. Nguyen on March 15, 2009

you've got to be kidding right? Get a Life you troll

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

^ To put this in better words: Anon @ 5:58, I didn't get in either, but the way you speak about your rejection...it sounds as if MIT is your ultimate goal in life. As a suggestion, don't you think MIT should be viewed upon rather as a "tool", one of the many options used in achieving your goals? Or else, by taking the rejection this seriously, you are treating MIT like a mere game. You DONT WORK HARD FOR MIT, YOU WORK HARD FOR YOUR DREAMS. MIT is a just one of the many tools, albeit an important one, to achieve your dreams.

just because you cant find the wrench to fix your car doesn't mean you don't fix it...find something else.

Posted by: Buddha on March 15, 2009

@ Next Year ! =) '14

There is no correct formula. I don't know how I got accepted (I played piano for 12 years and I do lighting for theater productions at my school if that helps?). I have the standard things: I have a 4.0 GPA, and my SAT scores were good. I like science, but I have the feeling that there were more people who love science and who take that a step further.

You just got to be yourself. My interview was wonderful and my essays were awesome. Make your parents (and all your teachers)read your essays. Do everything you can. But sometimes, things are beyond your control.


@Chloe Oliver ( '13), and Christine and everyone else from California

Yay Southern California! I'm from around Los Angeles (although I'm originally from the east coast.. er more like the southeast)

Posted by: Jenny on March 15, 2009

@ Emily - Thanks for the information! I definitely see the task of sticking out of the crowd the most daunting of all ... I guess that is just the time when I have to be me, do what I love, act like I do, and if MIT likes me and my interests, then GREAT! And if not, then I am glad that they will tell me because I do not want to spend my life somewhere where I do not mesh. Any interview tips? I have alumni in my family; must it be someone I do not know or will that suffice? Just trying to get my ducks in a row... =) Best of luck to you!

Does anyone else have any pointers or anything? I am a junior who cannot quit dreaming of being in your shoes!!! Congrats!!

Posted by: Next Year! =) '14? on March 15, 2009

@Next Year! =) '14?

Interview tips: Talk about what you said (your experiences) in your essays (these interviewers have not read your essay... hint hint..)

If you are looking for something to talk about, talk about what the interviewer's experience at MIT.

hope that helps!

Posted by: Jenny on March 15, 2009

Oh and another thing...


bring your resume. it gives them something to look over

Posted by: Jenny on March 15, 2009

@Emilio and all the other Texans:
I'm from Austin =) come join the Texans @ MIT Facebook group! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2200021382&ref=ts

If any of you are from the Austin area, I'll see you at the admitted students event over spring break! :D

Posted by: Vivian '12 on March 15, 2009

Hey, congradulations guys! wink

Don't destroy the world, k? raspberry Heh, and enjoy your free time while you can.. it's gonna be tough, increasingly so year after year.

Posted by: Muz on March 15, 2009

@Jenny,
Thanks to you, too!
I am psyched about my interview -- I love to talk to people one-on-one! When do you recommend going about the interview process?

I have been working diligently on my essays already; I have been applying to a few summer programs (i.e. Carnegie Mellon), and I think within the next few months my essays will get a lot better. Like I said, I like my voice to be heard, so I love to talk and write!

My SAT scores are not as high yet as I had hoped - a tiny bit below average for MIT - but I have only taken them once, and I am planning on taking them again... as for the sci subject tests (physics), I have been advised by my councelor not to take them because my school does not prepare much - God bless OpenCourseWare!! =) (That is where you will find me after AP test season).

Good luck to you! Thanks so much! =)

Posted by: Next Year! =) '14? on March 15, 2009

I SHOULD HAVE NEVER LEARNED ABOUT THE BLOGGING STUFF BECAUSE IT IS THE CAUSE OF MASSIVE PROCRASTINATION THAT I CAN PHYSICALLY NOT SURPASS ANYMORE. I STILL HAVE GOT TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL!! THANKS GUYS! ( just kidding - it also helps in the dreaming process...) =) =) =)

Posted by: Next Year! =) '14? on March 15, 2009

I got in Stanford early. Now got in MIT? Which to pick? Anyone out there?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

I got in Stanford early. Now got in MIT! Which to pick? Anyone out there?

Posted by: LLSM on March 15, 2009

@Anonymous at 4:12 PM

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Emily, if you have that type of love for music, you belong at Oberlin

Posted by: Anonymous on March 15, 2009 04:12 PM

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You know, that's what my gut is telling me. I can't IMAGINE going to somewhere that has no opera program, which it seems MIT does not. I've been looking forward to that since sophomore year! I'm still coming to CPW to figure it out for sure, though. I don't want to have any regrets. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 15, 2009

@ Nakhul Kanna
yes i am =)

Posted by: vijaykumar on March 15, 2009

@Next Year! =) '14?

I'm just taking AP Bio this year--it's the first year my school is offering it. :-D I haven't had CP Biology since sophomore year, so when I was getting ready to take my Subject tests in November I bought the Barron's Biology E/M book and studied it for around 20 hours in the few days before the test. I took the Bio E and got a 780! My advice is to pick the science you're best at and then get the Barron's book for it. Since it's so much harder than the actual test you might find the real test a bit of a relief. :-D

Also, you have the right idea about just being yourself in your application. It would be silly to make yourself the perfect candidate for a college, then get there and hate it. grin

As far as what to bring to an interview, I'll just tell you what I brought, which definitely isn't required: my resume, my music resume, a copy of my National Merit essay, a clipping from the newspaper with me as Miss Marion Popcorn Festival 2008 (that still makes me laugh :-D), my National Novel Writing Month completion certificate, and most importantly: my passion, my sense of humor, and my SMILE. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 15, 2009

Diaaaalo me aceptaron!! De Ponce, Puerto Rico pa' bojton PAPA!! Me van hacel falta los arroces y habichuela de mi mai, pero pa' lante!

Posted by: Edwin on March 15, 2009

Edwin!!! Brutaaaal! No te conozco pero a mi tambien me aceptaron! Y a mi me haran falta los tostones!

@LLSM
I got into Stanford early, too! I don't know which one to pick, but I'm still waiting for Harvard though... Guess campus visits will help us decide!

Posted by: Sara on March 15, 2009

@ Emily,

Thanks sooo much for your help - please stay in touch! It makes me so excited to know that there are people out there who understand that the real reason for a desire towards an amazing education is not in the scores, rather the passion. My theory? "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious," Einstein.

Posted by: Next Year! =) '14? on March 15, 2009

@Next Year! =) '14?

No problem! I've had a lot of help from people, too. grin

Einstein was quite a man, wasn't he? I think if I had to choose anyone living or dead to have lunch with, I'd choose him.

Except *maybe* Farinelli. Because Einstein didn't have the singing voice of an angel. :-D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farinelli

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 15, 2009

314!!!

Posted by: Jeremy '12 on March 15, 2009

@emily: how do you know? maybe he did... raspberry

@jeremy '12: really?

Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

Hey there. has anyone from Lahore(pakistan) gotten in?
@International students:
Can u plz elaborate on your resume especially SAT scores. I am planning to apply next year. want to see where I stand. I had 2220 on my SAT and thinking of improving if there is a big difference b/w admitted students.plz reply!
Stay Beautiful

Posted by: Zara on March 15, 2009

Hey there. has anyone from Lahore(pakistan) gotten in?
@International students:
Can u plz elaborate on your resume especially SAT scores. I am planning to apply next year. want to see where I stand. I had 2220 on my SAT and thinking of improving if there is a big difference b/w admitted students.plz reply!
Stay Beautiful

Posted by: Zara on March 15, 2009

Woohoo!

Posted by: Ariel W on March 15, 2009

@Anonymous at 10:12 PM

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@emily: how do you know? maybe he did... raspberry

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LOL! Okay, maybe he did. :-D But I bet he couldn't sing this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu1Z2PoaE5I

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 15, 2009

congratulations everyone, i look forward to seeing you at CPW!
does anyone know how we can register for CPW and to accept MITs offer of admission?

Posted by: John D on March 15, 2009

congratulations everyone, i look forward to seeing you at CPW!
does anyone know how we can register for CPW and to accept MITs offer of admission?

Posted by: John D on March 15, 2009

hey Vijay kumar did u get in
send me a mail on [email protected]

Posted by: Nakul Khanna on March 15, 2009

@ Zara
I'm not from Lahore, but I do know several seniors at Lahore Grammar School and Aitchison College (I don't know if they applied to MIT).

With regard to SAT scores and MIT entrance, while they are important, I've heard the biggest thing is that you have some sort of 'concentrated excellence' - i.e. a particular point of difference (probably something in which you excel that not too many other people do) that will allow you to really contribute to the College. That said, every little bit should help.

Posted by: Ben on March 15, 2009

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Posted by: 0 on March 15, 2009

@Emily

Congrats in being accepted :D. About 2 months ago,in my french group, we watched a movie about Farinelli's life and when I read that you'd like to have lunch with him, then I must tell you something. Unless you haven't watch the movie, watch it! You'll like it :D.

~Julio ('14?)

Posted by: Julio ('14?) on March 15, 2009

Anyone else having a problem choosing between Caltech and MIT?

Posted by: Carlos Emilio '13 on March 15, 2009

Where do we register for CPW? I don't see a link at MyMIT. Do we wait?

Posted by: Carlos Emilio '13 on March 15, 2009

Wow! That's all I can really say at the moment. Congrats to everyone. Can't wait to meet all of you at CPW.

Posted by: Nathan Porter '13 on March 16, 2009

@ Zara

Hey

I'm here, and I'm from Islamabad, and your SAT score is a lot better then mine!

Scores matter, but only to a certain extent. Yours are good enough, so work on other aspects of your application. Hope to see you next year!

Posted by: Maryam '12 on March 16, 2009

@Julio

No, I haven't seen the movie yet! I really want to. Did you like it?

I do have the soundtrack, though. I LOVE it. I guess I'm just a fan of the strange and beautiful. :-D

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 16, 2009

This post is utter randomness because it's after midnight and I've had a long, sleep-poor weekend. Anyone else notice that the MIT font makes everything you type seem intelligent? :-D

And an upside of it being after midnight--the new xkcd is kinda cute: http://xkcd.com/

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 16, 2009

@Emily

I did like the movie. It made me see that opera (if it's not opera sorry for my ignorance >.@Emily

I did like the movie. It made me see that opera (if it's not opera sorry for my ignorance >.<, and please correct me.) is soft yet energetic. As what you have said so far about the love you have for choir, you SHOULD seriously watch the movie, as I said, you'll love it. If I play my cards in the right way, I'll be able to lend you the movie next year :D.

~Julio ('14?)

PS: Did anyone from Mexico get accepted?
PS2: I like MIT's font raspberry

Posted by: Julio ('14?) on March 16, 2009

@Emily

OMG!!! I love opera too!!! I thought there was no one else out there like me!!! How long have you been singing? Who's your favorite composer?! Just out of my own selfish reasons, you should check out MIT's music program:

http://web.mit.edu/mta/www/music/faq.html#11

http://web.mit.edu/mta/www/music/resources/emerson.html

There is this Emerson program where you can take music lessons from a singing teacher in Boston for an hour a week. You have to practice regularly, take a music class every semester, and be in a choir (sooo terrrrrible, isn't it? wink. You can get a scholarship during your audition to pay for it all. Auditions are the first week of school. Applications for the program are due August 15th. The best part of it all? You get college credit for it! *pressure pressure pressure* wink Also, MIT has a cross-registering program with Harvard, so you can take music classes over there if the nerdiness is too extreme at MIT.

LOL Ignore me. wink That is so cool that you're majoring in neuro! Blood scares me, so I'm majoring in physics (I only have to deal with theoretical blood there wink. A few years ago, one of my friends was accepted at Cornell for oboe (the main professor said she would take her on personally). She also got into Harvard, wanting to major in neuroscience. She went with Harvard, and she has never regretted it. She still does choir on the side, but she doesn't play oboe anymore. There's always a trade-off, but sometimes some of the enjoyment of music fades when you do it for a job. However, you will have more of a science/music balance at Oberlin.

Either way, you will have a ton of and enjoy what you are doing. Good luck with your decision! (Sorry for the sales pitch! All perspectives, right? wink

LOL This morning I woke up still in disbelief. And then it all came back, like I just had remembered a very strange and exciting dream. It's so wonderful though! I think I'm getting through the Kübler-Ross stages faster than I thought! wink

Posted by: Trilobite '13 on March 16, 2009

@Emily

Waa! My message got eaten! What it basically said was that if I play my cards in the right way, I'll be able to lend you the movie next year.

~Julio ('14?)

Posted by: Julio ('14?) on March 16, 2009

@Emily

I was just thinking that! You feel stupid writing in the post box, and then you look so smart afterwards. I will capture you, o cerebral font! Mark my words! Capture!!!

Posted by: Trilobite '13 on March 16, 2009

Congrats everyone! smile

Posted by: Steph on March 16, 2009

Aww, that new xkcd is great! Don Quixote is SO awesome! Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds? Not so much.

Posted by: J.B. on March 16, 2009

Be very excited.

MIT is going to start mailing you things now.

things=NBM smile

Posted by: '12 on March 16, 2009

@Mariana
Hey!I'm from San Diego County, Ramona to be specific. It's a tiny town in the middle of nowhere haha.I'm an EA admit and I know how everyone felt just a couple of days ago. :D Well congrats girl, and everyone else! smile God bless you all

Posted by: Jacqueline '13 on March 16, 2009

@ Majda: I'm from Saudi Arabia smile
anyone else from the Arab world?

@ People who ask about Int'l Olympiad: I participated in a lot of Olympiads, the most rigorous one was IMO (Math), I also participated in RSI '07 and I guess that helped raspberry

Posted by: Wael '13 on March 16, 2009

Xola Ntumy....SOS Hermann Gmeiner Intl College network...Ghana

Posted by: Xola Ntumy on March 16, 2009

@ all hopefuls out there,

JUST APPLY! YOU NEVER KNOW! I mean, I got in with A SAT score @ all hopefuls out there,

JUST APPLY! YOU NEVER KNOW! I mean, I got in with A SAT score <2000..b4 u ask, no, no Olympiads or anything...

Posted by: Just plain lucky on March 16, 2009

@ all hopefuls out there,

JUST APPLY! YOU NEVER KNOW! I mean, I got in with A SAT score @ all hopefuls out there,

JUST APPLY! YOU NEVER KNOW! I mean, I got in with A SAT score <2000, and no olympaids...

Posted by: Just plain lucky on March 16, 2009

@ all hopefuls out there,

JUST APPLY! YOU NEVER KNOW! I mean, I got in with A SAT score less than 2000.....
(for some reason, my above posts were not posted completely...a glitch I will proudly fix when i come to MIT)

Posted by: @ all hopefuls out there, on March 16, 2009

"@Aditya- are you the same one i have "Hello I am a Ishaan" "Hello I am a Aditya" conversations with? Probably not."

No.. That's definitely not me.

"You are Aditya Anand then."

Yup.

"Hi . What did one zen master say to the other?"

That's a new one. I have no idea. Enlighten me. =)

Posted by: Aditya on March 16, 2009

Hey guys,
I am sooooooooo excited that I got in!!
It's amazing!!!
I will see you guys in fall!!
Congrats to everyone!!!

Posted by: Jingxiao '13 on March 16, 2009

i cannot believe that i was admitted! congratulations to all of us, the class of 2013!

Posted by: dom on March 16, 2009

ok. i could'nt. for this i didnt weep. but my dad wept

Posted by: ravi kiran on March 16, 2009

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nice to see some indians posting some stuff raspberry
oh... @ ravi...my parents were more excited
than me too lol.

Posted by: ramkumar '13 on March 16, 2009

Congratulations everyone.
Class of '13 rocks uhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Posted by: Alex on March 17, 2009

Does anyone else miss Snively'11's blogs?

Posted by: Rediet '13 on March 17, 2009

Is anyone else suddenly getting kind of terrified? I am. :-| I mean… I GOT INTO MIT!!! Now what am I going to do with this chance? I'm kind of afraid I'll blow it... :-(

@Julio

Yep, it’s opera. Two of the arias are from the opera Rinaldo. I’m not sure what operas the others are from, but they’re all gorgeous. My favorites are “Lascia Ch'io Pianga” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu1Z2PoaE5I&feature=related ) and “Ombra Fedele Anch'io” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndke7ZOwFY4&feature=related – especially from 4:00 to the end. They cut the long note much shorter on the soundtrack, but it’s still *gorgeous*… Reviewers of the time said the real Farinelli could hold notes for a full minute!). If I were on death row, I think those are the two recordings I would listen to as I ate my last meal. grin


@Trilobite

LOL! I thought the same thing—everyone’s like, “You like opera? *Really*?” :-D I actually saw my first live opera last Friday—The Magic Flute!!! I LOVED it. grin

I’ve been singing for longer than I can remember, but I’ve only been taking lessons for 2 ¬Ω years and only working on classical soprano repertoire for the past year or so. I know only a few arias and art songs—“The Lass with the Delicate Air” (Arne), “Black Swan” (Menotti), “Per la gloria d’adorarvi” (Bononcini), “O mio babbino caro” (Puccini), “Mari√§ Wiegenlied” (Reger). I really like Baroque opera because I’m quite a fan of trills and ornamentation even though I’m not as good at them as I am at lyric lines. I can’t really pick a favorite composer. But I do have quite a few favorite arias. Being a soprano, I love love LOVE “Der H√∂lle Rache” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, especially Diana Damrau’s version of it ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvuKxL4Loqc – it starts at around 2:09). I also like “Glitter and Be Gay” from Bernstein’s Candide (again, I prefer Damrau to any others I’ve seen). I think it’s because being a lyric, I can barely reach those high notes in warm-ups, so I envy any soprano who can. :-D

And, of course, I cry sometimes when I hear Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma. grin

Thanks for posting the music program information! That makes my decision more difficult but also more informed. :-D I can’t wait for CPW so I can finally figure out where my heart belongs! grin I went to an MIT Christmas party for EA applicants/admitted students and RD applicants, and it took me right back to my week at the Martin W. Essex school for the Gifted, which was HEAVEN. Smart people *everywhere,* many of them *so* much smarter than me. It was exhilarating. I think that's what MIT will be like, and if it is I just can't stay away. grin

I really like evo bio, so I’m thinking maybe I’d like to do that instead of neuro since I’m much stronger in bio than I am in math. Doesn’t really matter, though--MIT has everything. :-D

Nah, I liked your “sales pitch.” I want to hear all the opinions I can get. wink

LOL. I know that was a joke, but seriously—are there stages of happiness like there are stages of grief? I'm curious.

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 17, 2009

@Trilobite

Where are you from? Did you sign the guestbook? I'd like to add you on Facebook if you have one. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 17, 2009

I got admitted!!!
YAY!!
Congratulations, Class 2013!!!

Posted by: Marcelle Nashief on March 17, 2009

@Xola

I am happy you got in too! I go to Tema International School!!

Posted by: Marcelle Nashief on March 17, 2009

Congratulations everybody!!! smile
Wait for me, I hope i'll be able to see you guys there as transfers! (^o^)v)

Posted by: Eric Januar on March 17, 2009

Folks :
Be Proud, Have Fun and make the most of it ...my son attempts MIT next year...
Your comments should serve him to get enthused
Cheers
- Kalyan

Posted by: KALYAN SENGUPTA on March 17, 2009

@Emily!

OMG!!! That's all I can say. OMG!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me while I try to calm down. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU JUST SAW MAGIC FLUTE!!!!!!!!! That (along with practically every other Mozart opera) is my favorite! Der Hölle Roche just shows how brilliant Mozart is. It's so simple, just it captures everyone's interest, even those who don't like opera (my mom doesn't like opera, and that's the only song she'll want me to sing). I just listened to Diana's version, and WOW, she has a LOT of strength and vigor in her voice! I really like Sumi Jo's version of it too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBLKtFwLxpQ&feature=PlayList&p=952F43E7C1E82E56&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=29

Sumi Jo has a small voice, but she sure can pack a wallop! And OMG! I love Kristen Chenoweth's version of Glitter and Be Gay! She's a great singer and actress!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWzewHTcHew

And oh! Nessun dorma! What a gorgeous song! Have you sung it before? (It's really too bad I don't know Italian, or I'd change the "princess" to "prince" and every other female pronoun.) Song to the Moon from Rusalka makes me bawl, but it also calms me down; I listened to it right before my MIT interview, so I think it did me well! Renee Fleming (my absolute favorite singer!) does a wonderful job at the singing and the pronunciation; I spent tons of time learning the Czech, and I still don't have it right. :0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLZuo09jD-I

And Mozart's "Batti batti o bel Masetto" Don Giovanni is hilarious! (Verdi is a wonderful composer, but everything he does is depressing! I saw my first a few months ago -- La Traviata -- and that was when I realized how much more I liked my YouTube'd Mozart. Mozart is always so light-spirited and happy, I can't help but have him as my fave! smile
Do you have a favorite opera?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuLr2L8U7OE

I only started taking lessons and singing in general at the beginning of Junior year, and I got into choir for my senior year. Are you in singing groups at your school? Do you perform in front of big crowds of scary people? If so, please give me some tips! I get terribly nervous. I had to perform "Batti batti" last night, and I almost fell over because my knees were starting to buckle. I thought I did fine, but for some reason picturing people naked doesn't quite work for me... wink

Evo bio is awesome! Do you know what you'd want to do with a degree in it? I find everything about it fascinating. Is there really that much math involved with neuro? (Please excuse my ignorance.)

LOL I'm glad you liked my sales pitch! wink Some of my friends find me annoying in that way, and many more. wink Let's just say they don't have the, how would you say it -- appreciation -- for my incessant singing. wink What do your friends think of your singing? Are they understanding? (LOL I say that as if it were some sort of condition. wink

LOL I was applying the stages more to acceptance than grief, since the idea is basically the same -- a change that must be accepted. Denial (given), anger (Why did they wait until now?), bargaining (not really an issue here), depression (But I was so ready for something else! Now I have to face the pain of change and realize everything that I wanted was possible!), and acceptance (WOOOOOO!!!). Kübler-Ross said that they don't all have to come (2 is the minimum), or even in the right order, so I can get away with number 3. wink Did you go through any of them like that?

So what did you have to do to get into Martin W. Essex? Sounds like a tough school! What did you do during the week? (All these smart people are surrounding me like the voices in my head! Ahhh!!! Someone, fish me out! I'm being drowned! Oh, what a world! wink

Where do you live? I live in Camano Island, Washington State, which is about 1.5 hours north of Seattle. I have a Facebook, and I just signed the Guestbook. Find me! smile

Posted by: Trilobite '13 on March 17, 2009

@ Ishaan - sorry for the late reply, but i am gonna apply this year. So hows MIT been? I suppose u dun remember me, but we met at Columban (which u always won), my best was the semis. I won that HT Inquizitive once too. I am in Singapore now. So, any tips for getting in? Did u like go for some Int'l Olympiads and stuff ?

Posted by: Sainyam on March 17, 2009

@Aditya : Mu. Though many speculate it was Meow, but the truth is forever lost in history and we lesser mortals can only guess

@Sainyam: Oh great job. Singapore is amazing. Fun frolicy weather. Star Sports. 9 ball pool. what more do you want. Where in singapore? NTU , NUS, SMU, Raffles or at a relatives? Well Columban was fun :D. My greatest memories are from Columban. Oh i wish i could whistle colonel bogey's march again :D. I did not go to Intl Olympiads but did reach the final stage of the math and astro ones.

Posted by: Ishaan on March 17, 2009

I went on a Guitar hero/Left4Dead spree to celebrate with my friends lol.
On a sour note, any other people here have problems with haters? I'm talking about the people (a ton of them at my school) who are all like "Well, you only got in because you're black/female engineer/native american/poor/etc." Me (black male) and my friend (white female going into engineering physics) were accepted and my jealous loser classmate noted that "i only got in because i'm black" and "she only got in because there's a shortage of female engineering applicants."
I didn't realize how many people have deep-seated hatred for people who reap the benefits of affirmative action...I mean, its not like they're admitting some hobo just because he's a Native American. Sure I only had a class rank of 42/508 and I only got 2080 on the SAT, surely that's not good enough for these pricks to get off my back? I'm nowhere near "the best", or even "great" but who cares, I'm in. See you all at CPW.

Posted by: 0 on March 17, 2009

@Anonymous at 10:30 PM

Wow! It's sad that that actually still happens... I haven't experienced anything like that at my school, but we're tiny (I'm 1/119). :-D Everyone's been *so* supportive, probably because I was my school's first-ever MIT applicant, let alone admit. If as you say you're not "the best", you probably got in because you're a well-rounded person! Obviously you're smart, but being well-rounded is important, too. Don't feel guilty! You deserve to be at MIT or you wouldn't have gotten in. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 18, 2009

@anon
come on! they are jealous. sometimes people undermine others to cover their own insecurities. and when did u start ranking your 'brilliance' in terms of SAT scores and class ranks?

Posted by: ZEN on March 18, 2009

@anon
come on! they are jealous. sometimes people undermine others to cover their own insecurities. and when did u start ranking your 'brilliance' in terms of SAT scores and class ranks?

Posted by: Zen on March 18, 2009

Oh dear. =/

Posted by: Aditya on March 18, 2009

@ Emily et al.

Oh my God you like opera! That is incredible ; I never thought I would find someone my age who did [and at MIT. I had so many misconceptions about how no one there would really really love humanities/music etc. Silly me!]. I played piano for 6 years & gave it up for other commitments so now I'm just a rabid classical music fan and can't actually perform myself.

Annnd you like Diana Damrau, so props! Her Der Holle Rache is what got me into opera. Semi unrelated, but I'm going to see her in Rigoletto at the Met this April. One ought to check out the following on youtube: her Bell Song [Lakme], any clips you can find of the blue-room Dresden Rigoletto [with Juan Diego Florez], the Covent Garden production of Hansel und Gretel with Angelika Kirchschlager [entire H&G is up on youtube, actually].

Cordially,
Drammy

Posted by: Drammy on March 18, 2009

PS. When/if I end up at MIT, I'm definitely going to be venturing to the New York Metropolitan too much for my own good. Hey only 6 hours round trip of commute.. that is nowhere near as bad as the time it takes one to get from Chicago to NY ;-]

Posted by: Drammy on March 18, 2009

@ Drammy

EEK! OMG. Three people on this forum besides me who like opera! And Drammy, I had the same “misconceptions” you mentioned! I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that. Being on this forum is making me feel much more hopeful that I’ll fall in love with MIT and find it a better fit than I could have dreamed. grin

OMFG, you’re seeing Diana Damrau LIVE! AAAAH! She’s my favorite coloratura of any I’ve heard (I actually prefer her to Dessay in most roles I’ve seen—a shame she isn’t better known here).

I’ve heard Damrau’s Bell Song, but I prefer an ethereal coloratura on Bell Song to Damrau and her powerful, dramatic voice. Ingeborg Hallstein sings it in German, but hers is my favorite because she has the most ethereal voice I’ve ever heard — *and* she slips in an almost supernaturally effortless high G! ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcO812G_Gvo )

I’ll check out the other vids as soon as I’m not at school anymore (the school blocks YouTube).

And wow. If we end up both going to MIT, wanna carpool to the New York Met? grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 18, 2009

Snap, found me an opera buddy! ;-]

I rather like Dessay's Bell Song, because her French is [but of course] impeccable and she has the ethereal thing going on.

Yes we are definitely going to have to carpool to the Met. If I'm driving you better take out life insurance. JK. There are buses that leave from Boston to Nu Yawk every half hour or so, I've heard. Our beloved Kammersangerin Damrau will be doing Marie in La fille du regiment and hm Rosina in Barber, 2009-10 season. And a Lieder recital [!!] at Carnegie Hall. Those three are definitely on my plate for next year. Seeing Natalie Dessay in Hamlet will probably be worth it as well. Oh yes, and Joyce DiDonato, the mezzo from Kansas is interpreting Rosina in the same production - bartlett sher's.

That German bell song was quite nice - the language didn't really make it sound hideous..same cannot be said for Habanera, which sounds -unique- when translated. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY1BrzPRheM]

Do you happen to have AIM or Facebook? [my sn = harpenwolf13].

-Drammy

Posted by: Drammy on March 18, 2009

the official god of MIT:

Mr. Ishaan Chugh

Posted by: y'all know me! on March 18, 2009

brilliance emits from ishaan's balding head. his presence is like a vast ocean of knowledge and his wisdom is like a baboon's...

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2009

In my defence, a highly evolved baboon's

Posted by: Ishaan on March 18, 2009

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Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2009

非常荣幸

Posted by: 0 on March 18, 2009

To everyone accepted, congrats. I bet you're all absolute geniuses and above all, really great people and I hope I can hold my own with you. I'm stunned. Call me teary eyed.

Posted by: kaleb on March 18, 2009

Ha, getting accepted kind of threw me off for awhile, but yay~ Is CPW worth going to? I've gotten sick a lot this year and don't really want to miss school for no good reason. But congratulations to everyone!
(also, lol @ the person who posted the Wonder Girls video)

Posted by: Gina on March 18, 2009

Yay! grin Buses sound good. wink
I like Dessays Bell Song, too. Its probably my second favorite next to Hallsteins. I much prefer Dessays Bell Song to her Der Holle Rache shes just much better at ethereal than menacing. :-
EEW! Youre right thats an icky translation. However, I know an even weirder translation that is actually really awesome. I watched this documentary about a poor South African opera company that is able to perform Carmen and some Passion opera in London in their native Xhosa! (the click language) I think it was called _Township Opera_. Apparently theyve recorded Carmen as a film, which means I have another opera to add to my wishlist because Habanera is *gorgeous* in Xhosa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFEgd08b7SY
Yep, I was about to ask you the same thing. I dont use IMtoo all-consuming when youre talking to more than one person at oncebut Im on Facebook. My last name is Lydic, and Im pretty sure Im the only Emily Lydic on there. Just go ahead and friend me and just identify yourself in the attached messageor message me and Ill friend you. grin
~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 18, 2009

Sorry, the encoding is Western (MacRoman) because I copy-pasted from Word. But my name should be the link to my Facebook if anyone wants to add me. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 18, 2009

Emily do you like Maria Callas? Today, in my way between school and home, I was listening to our local classical music station and they presented some of Maria Callas' opera interpretations. I can just describe what I heard with one word: Stunning. Hopefully one day I'll be able to attend to a real opera smile.

PS: @Drammy: I also love classical music!

~Julio ('14?)

Posted by: Julio ('14?) on March 18, 2009

@Ishaan - Yea, Singapore is kinda cool. I am actually doing my pre-university (Grade 11 & 12) from here on a scholarship at Hwa Chong, which is considered the closest rival to Raffles :D Anyways, are you doing Electrical Engg ? Mind givin me your email?

Posted by: Sainyam on March 19, 2009

Maria Callas' voice gives me chills, but she doesn't move me quite as much as some others do. I find her voice rather... harsh? Not as legato as it could be, I guess. I like silky voices, be they soprano, mezzo, contralto, tenor, baritone, or bass (though you can't really find too many perfectly legato bass voices--it's just so hard to move them smoothly because they're so large, I suppose. But I love a bass with good vibrato (not that wobbly stuff) and power on the low notes. :-D) Perhaps I also sense her diva-ness and am turned off by it?

I love how sweet and soft-spoken Diana Damrau is, especially. She seems so down-to-earth about her stratospherically awesome voice! :-D

I can’t wait to see a "real" opera either! I saw Die Zauberflaute at Oberlin College last Friday and loved it, but I’ve never seen a live professional opera.

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 19, 2009

Um... yeah... about all this opera and classical stuff... I can't imagine listening to that for more than about 10 seconds. I prefer alt rock. Mayday Parade, Rise Against, and other non-intellectual music. Anyone else?
Question: Any of you guys from Massachusetts?

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 19, 2009

And while we're on the topic of music, I heard that Barton Connors Hall plays Guitar Hero and Rock Band all the time. They voted on their dorm shirt and it has a Guitar Hero guitar in the background. How sick is that? Both games rule.

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 19, 2009

Haha! Ryan, for the record I can't listen to much instrumental classical music for more than a minute or two without getting bored or feeling antsy (with the exception of Baroque music, which I can listen to for at least a few minutes :-D)--but I could listen to opera pretty much forever. Well... if the singer is great enough to listen to for that long, of course. :-D

But I'm a fan of some non-intellectual music, too. :-D I love show tunes: Wicked, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Into the Woods, The Light in the Piazza, among others. And I really like Disney songs. grin

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 19, 2009

Hahaha okay that's good to hear. I actually have a friend who's really into opera. I set up a singing competition for public high school students in Worcester County and I'm pretty sure that she's singing one opera song and one song from Beauty and the Beast. You two should meet hahaha.

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 19, 2009

HA you guys should come to my school where everyone somehow remembers the words to every Disney song ever created. Also GH/Rockband both have great songs and a broad range of music. Ryan do you have it for Xbox? Wanna exchange gamertags?

Posted by: 0 on March 19, 2009

That's cool! I sang a folk song for soprano at the Ohio Music Education Association's Solo and Ensemble Contest this year. It was so much fun! (You don't have to do anything distinguished to get there--you just go and get rated by a judge.)

~Emily

Posted by: Emily on March 19, 2009

@Emily- That's cool. I think that'd be fun, but I have the minor issue of not being able to sing...

@Anonymous- Unfortunately, I'm extremely backwards... I've got it for PS2 :( Therefore, I don't even know what a gamertag is hahaha.

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 20, 2009

Btw, I heard that Barton Connors Hall plays a ton of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. They recently voted on their class shirt and it's got a Guitar Hero guitar in the background smile I think I know where I'm rooming...

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 20, 2009

@Ryan

Yeah, I don't do athletics (other than Cheerleading freshman year and Horseback Riding in the summer) because my gross motor skills aren't so great. My fine motor skills are good--but that doesn't help when you're trying to maneuver a ball. :-D

~Emily

Posted by: 0 on March 20, 2009

Ultimate Frisbee anyone? (there has to be ultimate frisbee people somewhere!)

Posted by: Jenny on March 20, 2009

@ Jenny- Actually, I'm not too bad at Ultimate Frisbee. We played it in a few gym classes and it was pretty fun. And I've got some sick Ultimate Frisbee moves smile

Posted by: Ryan N. on March 21, 2009

Any one here a football/soccer fan? I'm eagerly waiting for this year's FIFA Confederations Cup 2009, I think it's being held in South Africa this mid June. USA is taking part in the 8 teams tournament, best of all we will also see Brazil, Spain and Italy! I think it's going to be great!

<a >Confederations Cup

Posted by: confederationcupon on April 1, 2009

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