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Parents and educators: For parents

If you’re like most parents, helping your child find the right college feels like one of your last great parental responsibilities. We see the admissions process as a rite of passageā€”a challenging initiation that marks the transition out of childhood and into adult responsibility.

The college search and application process should be about one thing only: findingĀ the right fit. This means finding a community where your child shares the fundamental values and priorities and feels comfortable enough to take the social and intellectual risks that make college really worthwhile.

In order to best understand how this process works, we encourage you to review information we’ve posted about theĀ first-year application, ourĀ admissions process, ourĀ financial aid, as well asĀ things your child can doĀ to prepare for MIT. These step-by-step guides will help orient you in the process and tell you what you and your child need to know.

We’ve organized links to the information that parents most often request.

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Costs and Financial Aid

Academic Resources

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