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By doing so, we hope you’ll learn more about MIT, but also about yourself.

Announcements and deadlines

  1. 🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

  2. 🗓️ The transfer application deadline for spring entry is November 15.

  3. ✅ If you’re applying for financial aid, the FAFSA and CSS Profile are now available.

  4. 📝 We will not require either the SAT or the ACT from first-year or transfer applicants applying in the 2020–21 cycle. Read more here.

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    What a Robotics Career Looks Like What does it mean to get paid to work on robots?

    This was originally posted on my personal Medium blog @selamjie,  but I thought it would be good to share here too for those of you who may still be in high school and interested in robotics. Now that I have graduated, this is the type of post-college wisdom I might share from time to time on Admissions :)  _________ When I was in grade school, I distinctly remember not really knowing what different engineering professions looked like. By high school it became somewhat clearer, but honestly, not all that much. By sophomore year of college, I had to declare my major. I knew I liked robotics and what that meant academically, but even at that time, I didn’t really know what it meant to have a job in robotics. I find that this is even more so the case for people whose parents had professions that are far removed from STEM. My mother has a small business doing tax and accounting, and she served a bunch of other small businesses in the Chinese community. Some people did similar work to my mom — insurance, real estate, professional services that people who didn’t always speak the best English could rely on. Others had restaurants, liquor stores, massage parlors. All these small business owners had kids, and as you might guess, they often told them they should be engineers, among other professions. But I’m not sure many of us really knew what being an engineer meant. So that’s why I decided to write this post. I’m hoping it will become a series — “What a Career Looks Like” — where I can interview people in other fields, too, but we’ll see. For now, I’ll just start with my own profession, robotics. Read More
  • MIT staff blogger David duKor-Jackson

    There is still no magic formula ...but there are a few key ingredients

    My entire professional life has revolved around education and college admissions.  Even though I have observed many changes, including the transition from an entirely paper-based process (featuring typed or hand-written applications) to a largely digital one (with applications and supporting documents completed and/or transmitted online) to recent COVID-necessitated innovations like… Read More

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