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MIT Early Action Decisions Now Available Online by Chris Peterson SM '13

*Update as of 2015: Early action is available to both domestic and international students.


MIT Early Action admissions decisions for the Class of 2019 are now available at

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6519 students applied for early admission to MIT this year, and we have offered early admission to 625. We can't wait to welcome them to campus to join the 4,512 outstanding undergraduates who already call MIT home. Our early admits hail from 49 states and more than 474 high schools. Though they all do different things – coding and cosplay, biology and ballet, fashion and fusion – they are united by rigorous academics, high character, and strong match with MIT's global mission and educational modus operandi.

We deferred 4456 applicants. These students will be reconsidered without prejudice in Regular Action. Deferred students do not need to send us anything new other than the February Updates and Notes Form.

Because of the competitiveness of our pool, we have already informed 1327 students that we will not be able to offer them admission this year. This decision has been made with care, and it is final. I know this can be a difficult decision to receive; please trust that we have done our best. Take a deep breath, shake it off, and go crush the rest of your college applications this cycle.

The balance of the applicants – 111 – either withdrew from our process before we issued decisions or had incomplete applications and were not considered in Early Action.

We recognize it's a lot of effort for all of you to apply to MIT. It's an honor and a privilege for us to read your applications. Thank you.

Again, congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2019. I'll be closing comments on this post to focus the conversations on the open threads for admitted, deferred, and not-admitted students.

All best, everyone, and happy holidays.