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MIT staff blogger Chris Peterson SM '13

Fall 2015 Wait List Decisions Will Be Sent Today by Chris Peterson SM '13

It’s been a bit more than two weeks since the May 1 reply deadline, and we know many of you have been awaiting news about our wait list.

Today, May 15th – which happens to be the International Day of Families, as well as Teacher’s Day in Mexico and South Korea – at 6PM Eastern Time, we will email all students on our wait list their admission decision, including the 52 to whom we have offered admission. At that point, our wait list will close, and will not be admitting any additional students for the Class of 2019, not even Leeroy Jenkins.

We have seen all the wonderful updates that many of you have submitted, and appreciate the time and effort you have put in to letting us know how much you love MIT. We know you will have incredibly bright futures and great college experiences, and wish you all the very best at whatever college you choose.

Last week, I mentioned I had been a transfer student. Well, I also was a wait list student, so I’ve been there too. I ended up deciding to matriculate to the school that admitted me off the wait list, but I could have stayed where I had initially enrolled. Whether or not you’ve been offered admission from our wait list (and, if you were, whether or not you decide to matriculate to MIT), I hope that this fall, you charge into whatever choice you have made surrounded by those who will soon become your pals for life.