Mid-year Grade Reports And Other Common Questions by Ben Jones
Quick answers to a few of the common questions in my blog over the last few days.
Quick answers to a few of the common questions in my blog over the last few days…
How will I know if MIT has received my mid-year grade report?
You really don’t need to worry about this. In a case where we need to see a mid-year report and it has not been received, we will personally contact your school to get it. In other words, if we feel that a mid-year report is needed to make a decision, no decision will be made until we have the report.
I should note that a mid-year grade report can’t save an otherwise problematic application. We generally use them to confirm a decision (i.e. to make sure you’re sustaining the work that led us to want to admit you in the first place). We’re not going to see an app with poor grades and think “let’s see if he/she got all A’s senior year” – that app would never have made it that far in committee.
What if my school is on a trimester system?
Send us what you can – this is usually the first trimester grades.
Is it too late to send in supplementary materials?
Other than mid-year grades, yes. You’re always welcome to send them but at this point the committee will not see them until after selection, when it will be too late for them to make a difference.
What about standardized test scores?
We have received test scores from all tests conducted in January 2006 or before, and these will be seen by the committee.
When will decisions be released?
I don’t know the exact date yet. Sometime in mid-March. It will likely be after Pi-Day, but hopefully only a few days thereafter.
Will you be releasing decisions online?
It’s our hope to be able to do so, but we are still testing. We are hoping to make the official announcement on March 6.