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First-year applicants: Deadlines & requirements

The Application

The 2020 first-year application is now closed. The 2021 application will be available online in August.

If you’re interested in applying to MIT this fall, you can fill out our “Tell us about yourself!” form and you will be added to our email list without any commitment to apply for admission.

Deadlines

Early Action (EA)

Deadline Application Component
November 1 Part 1: Biographical information
November 1 Part 2: Essays, activities, and academics
November 1 Evaluation A: Math or science teacher
November 1 Evaluation B: Humanities, social science, or language teacher
November 1 Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
November testing date Standardized tests: SAT or ACT (TOEFL optional)
February 15 February Updates & Notes Form (including midyear grades)

Regular Action (RA)

Deadline Application Component
January 1 Part 1: Biographical information
January 1 Part 2: Essays, activities, and academics
January 1 Evaluation A: Math or science teacher
January 1 Evaluation B: Humanities, social science, or language teacher
January 1 Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
December testing date Standardized tests: SAT or ACT (TOEFL optional; we will also accept TOEFL scores for Regular Action applicants through the January test dates.)
February 15 February Updates & Notes Form (including midyear grades)

Supplemental materials

Our admissions process is designed to be completed online. Note that all materials that are not already electronic are scanned and uploaded; we cannot process non-scannable materials such as CDs, DVDs, books, slides, certificate binders, or newspaper clippings.

If there are other pieces of scannable information that you feel would add depth to your application, you must download and print an MIT Supplemental Document Cover Sheet from your MyMIT account and attach it to any non-required document you submit.

For many supplemental documents, you can most easily fax them to 617-687-9184, which will help us digitize and upload them most quickly.

If you must mail materials to MIT, please use this address:

MIT Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 404
Randolph, MA 02368

Deliveries that cannot be sent to a P.O. address may be sent to:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Room 10-100
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Other dates & deadlines

  • All students who are applying for financial aid should submit materials by February 15 (see Financial aid deadlines)
  • Early Action applicants will receive an admissions decision in mid-December
  • Regular Action students will receive an admissions decision in mid-March
  • Admitted students must inform MIT of their enrollment decision by May 1