Feb 1, 2012
The MIT Midyear Report
Posted in: Process & Statistics
The MIT Midyear Report is now available! You can fill it out now at http://my.mit.edu.
The MIT Midyear Report is an online form that is required of all students, and is to be completed by you, the applicant. The Report serves two purposes: to provide your updated grades since you have applied, and to mention other updates since you submitted your application. Please submit this form as soon as your midyear grades are available or by February 15th, whichever is earlier.
- The Midyear Report is an online form that is to be completed by every student being considered for Regular Action admission (thus, RA applicants -- including international students -- and EA deferreds). The Midyear Report should also be completed by students who were accepted during Early Action.
- The Midyear Report is to be completed by you, the applicant.
- You should complete the Report as soon as possible after completion of the fall semester or second quarter (if your school uses a trimester schedule, please use your first trimester grades).
- Even if you have no midyear grades to report, you should still complete the Midyear Report. Note that there is also an option in the Report for students whose schools do not provide any midyear grades, homeschooled students, and students already out of school.
- You do not need to have a hardcopy of your updated transcript sent by your school, and even if your school has sent a hardcopy transcript, you are still required to submit the MIT Midyear Report.
- The MIT Midyear Report is different than the Common Application Midyear Report. The Common App MYR which is filled out by your counselor and sent to Common Application schools. The MIT Midyear Report is to be filled out by you, the applicant, online via your MyMIT Tracking.
The MIT Midyear Report serves two purposes:
- to get your updated grades since you have applied ("Midyear Grades").
- to get any other updates since you submitted your application ("Midyear Updates").
- The Midyear Grades form has fields for your to report your coursework and grades. This is similar to the Self-Reported Coursework Form from the Part 2 of the application, except that we're only looking for current year courses and grades. And we're only looking for this from students with something to report -- so if you're in a school that doesn't have midyear grades, or you've already graduated, don't worry, you're all set -- you will be able to skip this section.
- The Midyear Updates form is a simple text box, similar to a free response box from the Part 2. This is the best place for any updates you have since submitting your application, or anything you want us to know about that you haven't already mentioned. Feel free to write in bullet points or more casual language. We're really not looking for another essay here. The Midyear Update has a maximum of 250 words.
- We are happy to accept a midyear/updated transcript from your school/counselor, or the Common App Midyear Report form. However, even if your school/counselor submits a transcript, you still are required to complete the online MIT Midyear Report.
- The MIT Midyear Report is due by February 15.
We've been getting a number of questions about the Midyear Grades section of the form. Here are some quick tips:
- For most of you, this will be pretty straightforward. You'll take your transcript, then write the course name in one box, and your semester/trimester grade in the corresponding box. For example:
Biology A+ AP Calculus A- English A+ History B+ Spanish 4 B
BC Calculus 89 IB Chemistry HL 97 British Literature 95 Japanese 100 Economics (EPGY) A- Health Pass
- In the "Grades" box, please list only grades and not narrative text. For example, it is sufficient to write "B+" rather than "B+ (Final grade)" or "B+ (online course)." Also, you don't need to write "Currently enrolled," "Just started," or "Spring semester;" it will be, in many cases, better to leave it blank.
While we ask for you to keep the grades column as pristine as possible, feel free to add some extra info in the "Subjects taken" box. For example:
Organic Chemistry (via dual enrollment at BHCC) A- AP Chemistry (self study / MIT OCW) Chemistry (auditing; not taking for a grade) Chemistry Honors (Spring Semester)
If your transcript provides quarter grades but not a semester grade, you should list both quarter grades. For example:
Biology A, A-
AP Economics 96 / 92
If your transcript provides quarter grades and a midterm exam grade but no semester grade, you should list the quarter grades and the midterm exam grade. (Do not create your own midyear grade by averaging these grades or any other mechanism. You should report what your school reports.)
AP Chemistry A / A- / A
Theory of Knowledge 6+, 7, 7
- If your school uses a trimester schedule, please use your first trimester grades. We know that in most cases, your second trimester grades will not be available for a while. You can note in the Midyear Updates box that you are reporting first trimester grades, and also when your second trimester grades will be available.
- Some schools -- including many international schools -- have no concept of "midyear grades." This is okay. You can ignore the text boxes and simply choose the option, "I attend a school that does not provide midyear grades."
- Some schools will not release midyear grades until after the Midyear Report deadline of February 15th. This is okay. You should choose the option "Semester grades will be available on ______________________ and I will mail or fax them to you at that time."
- Some of you have graduated already and have no new grades to report. You should choose the option, "I’m not currently attending school; MIT has all of my grades."
I'll also try to field any other questions you may have in the comments.