Fall 2017 Transfer Decisions Will Be Released Today by Chris Peterson SM '13
May the Fourth, and also your transfer decisions, be with you
Today we’re releasing our decisions regarding transfer applicants who applied for admission for Fall 2017.
Transfer applicants, unlike freshman applicants, receive decisions via email from our office to the address listed on their application. The emails will be sent late afternoon today, May 4th, and you should receive it seconds later through the magic of midichlorians.
Our transfer admissions process was quite competitive: 582 students applied to transfer, and we have admitted 24. And as usual, we are very excited about the students we have admitted, and often chagrined about those we could not.
As a former transfer student myself (not to MIT), I know that this process can be a difficult experience. For those of you who were admitted: welcome to MIT. For those who weren’t: keep on trucking. I transferred, but if I hadn’t, things would have been fine. Remember, college is mostly what you make of it, here or anywhere else. Either way, I wish you the best of luck wherever you go, and whatever you do.