This evening, as I sit reviewing some of the first early action applications of the year, I note that I’m getting a lot of new traffic to the blog from a posting on another site asking about admissions officer blogs. This reminds me that we haven’t officially announced that all of the MIT Admissions blogs — including blogs by three admissions officers, the Director of Financial Aid, and 9 current MIT students — can now be viewed (without logging in!) at my.mit.edu. I know this has been long requested by non-student visitors to the blogs (including parents, MIT students & alumni, and the generally curious), and now it’s a reality.
So, if you’re looking for admissions officer blogs, look no further than MyMIT, where you’ll find the blogs of MIT Admissions Officers Ben Jones and Bryan Nance, as well as Financial Aid Director Daniel Barkowitz.
I should also give props to the only other admissions blogs I know of: first, the mawrmawr blog by Bryn Mawr College Senior Associate Director of Admissions Maureen McGonigle, and second, the blog of Olin College Assistant Director of Admissions Emily Roper. Bryn Mawr and Olin are two places I like a lot, and I’m not surprised that these two terrific places host the only other admissions blogs I know.
Anyway, back to the applications…