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Transfer applicants: Transfer deadlines & requirements

Deadlines (2021–2022 cycle)

For spring entry (February), we must receive your final application with all supporting documents by November 15, 2021. If you are a citizen of a foreign country, you may apply for September entry only.

For fall entry (September), we must receive your final application with all supporting documents by March 15, 2022.

Spring ENTRY
  • November 15, 2021: Spring semester application deadline
  • Mid-December: Applicants for spring semester are notified of admissions decisions
  • Early January: Deadline for enrollment for admitted spring semester transfer students
Fall ENTRY
  • March 15, 2022: Fall semester application deadline
  • Early May: Applicants for fall semester are notified of admissions decisions
  • Early June: Deadline for enrollment decision for admitted fall semester transfer students

Evaluations

We require two academic evaluations from college professors or instructors—one evaluation must be from a math or science instructor.

We find that the best recommendations are written by professors who know an applicant well as both a student and a person. You are also welcome (but not required) to submit two supplemental letters of recommendation from high school teachers, employers, etc.

School Official Report

We also require a School Official Report from your advisor, registrar, or another school official. Applicants are encouraged to use the electronic form built into the MIT transfer application to request the School Official Report.

If a hard copy of the form is required by your current (or most recent) institution, you can download a PDF version of the School Official Report. The school official should submit the completed report to [email protected], by fax to 617.687.9174, or by mail to the MIT Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center.

Transcripts

Transfer applicants are required to upload a copy of their transcripts within the MIT transfer application from each institution they have attended—including all secondary/high schools, colleges, and universities. Official transcripts are only required for transfer students who are admitted and choose to enroll at MIT.

Standardized tests

We have updated our testing requirement for the 2022–23 application cycle.01 This means both prospective first year and transfer students who aspire to enter MIT in 2023. The requirements here are updated and accurate for all applicants seeking admission to enter MIT in 2023 and beyond.

We require the SAT or the ACT for both prospective first year and transfer students. Read more about how we came to this decision. We do not require the ACT writing section or the SAT optional essay.

Superscoring

If a student takes the same test multiple times, we will consider the highest score achieved in each section. This superscoring also applies to students who submit scores from both the “old” and “new” SAT. We do this in order to consider all applicants in their best light.

Please note that our office will verify scores for all enrolling students. Any discrepancies between official and self-reported scores may affect a student’s offer of admission.

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