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MIT staff blogger Chris Peterson SM '13

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

MIT Regular Action admissions decisions for the Class of 2028 are now available in the application portal. To check your decision, login to the portal and visit your Application Status page. There, you will be able to see your decision by clicking View Update. There are no interim screens, so you should be sure you are prepared to receive your decision before you click View Update. 

This year — inclusive of both Early and Regular Action — 28,232 students applied to join the MIT Class of 2028. As of (checks watch) right now, we have offered admission to 1,275 students who will have the chance to collectively climb the mountain that is MIT. They hail from all 50 states, 58 countries, and nearly a thousand different high schools. Though their interests and aptitudes range widely — biomimetics and basketball, metallurgy and merengue, oceanography and orienteering — they are united by a shared standard of rigorous academics, high character, and a strong match with MIT’s mission to use science, technology, and other areas of scholarship to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind. We can’t wait to welcome them to our campus to join the outstanding undergraduates who already call MIT home.

There are also students who may be climbing other mountains, with other fellow mountaineers, next fall. Of the students to whom we do not offer admission today, we have placed a modest number on our waitlist and informed the balance that we will not be able to admit them to the Class of 2028. Getting to “meet” so many capable, compassionate students through this process has, as always, left us bleary-eyed and reminded us that what we do is more than a job: it is a privilege and an honor. We are grateful to have walked this short part of your path with you. 

If you are among the many stellar students to whom we are not offering admission, then I want to remind you success is not always a straight line. Your future isn’t something MIT creates for you, it’s something you manifest for yourself. And if you spend the next few years trying to make wherever you are as amazing as you can (as you already are), then someday you’ll look back on this Pi Day and realize it all worked out okay.⁠

I’m closing comments on this blog post to concentrate conversation in the open threads for those admitted, waitlisted, and not admitted, respectively. Answers to frequently asked questions for waitlisted students can be found here, with more information about next steps to come in early April.

Congratulations to the Class of 2028, and best wishes to all of our applicants. No matter where you enroll next fall, please make it a better place. I know you can. I hope you will.