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MIT Regular Action Deadline by Matt McGann '00

Some answers to frequently asked questions about regular action and the MIT application process. Our deadline is January 1.

MIT’s regular action deadline is January 1.

The Office of Admissions is currently closed for the holidays, and is not accepting emails or answering phone calls (and I am on vacation!). The office will reopen on Monday, January 4th.

However, with the RA deadline fast approaching, I’d like to use this entry to answer some of the common deadline-time questions. There are many answers already here on the site — for example, about standardized test requirements or statistics. And below, I’ve provided answers to some additional FAQs:

  • The deadline is January 1, meaning you can click “submit” on your application any time on January 1 or before. (I strongly discourage waiting until the last minute, though)
  • It is perfectly fine if, through no fault of your own, your school forms (teacher recommendations, secondary school report, transcript) come in after the January 1 deadline. We are much more understanding of and flexible with late documents from schools than with late documents from the applicant.
  • The MyMIT Tracking is up-to-date (while the Admissions Office is closed, the Records Office is working hard), but please recognize that processing can take 2 weeks. You do not need to worry at this time about documents that are not showing on MyMIT; we currently have a backlog of materials in our processing center, and expect to have that backlog into January. Do not send a second copy of any document at this time. Also, you do not need to call MIT Admissions at this time to check on any such documents (there is a time for this later). Do not worry about materials that have not yet shown up on MyMIT Tracking.
  • Please note that you do not need to express mail or overnight any part of your application.
  • The teacher evaluations, secondary school report and transcripts must be sent through the mail (though we can accept electronic documents through Naviance/eDocs for schools that use this system only). Make sure everything has your name and an identifying piece of information such as your date of birth.
  • For teacher recommendations and secondary school reports, we prefer our form, but will accept your school’s forms, the NACAC forms, or the Common App forms.
  • Any application materials being mailed, including recommendation letters, should be sent to: MIT Office of Admissions; 77 Massachusetts Avenue; Room 3-108; Cambridge, MA 02139; USA. It need not have any special code on the envelope. All application materials, though, should have your full name and other identifying information, such as date of birth.
  • If you are having credit card problems, please email applicationpart1 at mit dot edu. If problems delay your application past January 1, we will extend the deadline for you due to any problems on our end.
  • We are happy to accept fee waivers for any student (foreign or domestic) who needs one. Using a fee waiver will not negatively impact your admission. You may use the SAT Fee Waiver, the NACAC Fee Waiver, or a letter from a school official detailing your situation. We will accept other fee waiver forms as well. Generally speaking, if you are in tough financial shape and make a good faith effort to inform us of your circumstances, we will waive your fee.
  • Listing awards that you have received is sufficient. You do not need to mail us certificates. Do not lie or be deceitful, though.
  • We are aware that our application strips some formatting. We apologize, but everyone is on the same footing.
  • We believe the word limits as stated for the essay questions in the application should be sufficient to answer the questions. You may have noted, though, that the application will not automatically cut off your answer at the word limit. You may choose to send in the essay at a length that exceeds our stated limit; it is your choice. We do not auto-reject candidates because of word length, but we believe the word limit specified usually should be sufficient. If your essay is greater than the word limit, I would recommend considering cutting down your essay; it’s your call whether to submit it as it currently is, though. If your answer is so long that the preview-function view of the answer shrinks the font, then I definitely recommend shortening your response.
  • There are often many questions about the self-reported grades form. We ask that applicants in US school systems do their best to accurately and completely fill this out. Be sure to include your current year courses. Be sure that your self-reported grades match what is on your transcript. If you have taken college, online, or summer courses, you should include these classes and grades as well. If you do not attend an American-style school, you do not need to fill out the self-reported grades form.
  • If you need to update your application after you submit it, the best — and recommended — mechanism is the Midyear Report, an online form which will be available in about a month. On this form, you will also provide updated/semester/midyear grades and any changes in your coursework. You will also be able to provide information about any new awards or anything else you want us to know about.
  • January is the last testing date that can be seen by the Admissions Committee (February will not be seen). If you will be taking the January test, you obviously don’t have the scores yet to write down in your application. This is okay. Just be sure that when you take the test, you designate MIT to receive the scores; other than this, you do not need to do anything special. Please do not rush report your scores. We require either SAT Reasoning Test OR ACT Plus Writing (or TOEFL) AND 2 SAT Subject Tests (one in math, one in science). At this time we are not considering the SAT (or ACT) Writing test. For the tests we do consider, we we only use the scores that make you look best, and we do abide by Score Choice.
  • The deadline to request an interview was December 10th, and has now passed. While highly recommended, the interview is not a required part of the application. You are welcome to request an interview from your Educational Counselor (EC) after the deadline, but do not expect that your request will be granted. If you have already interviewed with your EC, or have scheduled your interview for the near future, you are all set. Do not worry if your interview report has not yet appeared on your MyMIT Tracking; the deadline for ECs to submit their reports has not yet arrived. If you wish, you may now fill out the conducted interview form and we will be sure to get the interview report.
  • Regular action results will be released in mid-March.

I hope this is helpful. Best wishes as you finish and submit the application!

100 responses to “MIT Regular Action Deadline”

  1. Armin says:

    Can you give some info about transfer as well. Deadline is March 15 – does it have same deadline for SAT scores? And how can I track my application parts?

  2. Caio '14? says:

    Thanks for the info! :D
    P/S: SECOND!

  3. Donald says:

    I know this might be a kind of late questions, but I applied EA and now I’ve changed some of my activities from what I had on my transcript. Should I email mitadmissions now or just wait until the deadline?

  4. Alireza says:

    @ Armin
    You can use this link for information about the transfer admission:
    you can also use MyMIT tracking system for your materials.

    [please see correction below — Matt ’00]

  5. Lola (14?) says:

    yay thanks Matt! smile

  6. MJ says:

    you can NOT use MyMIT tracking system for your materials. Transfers are not allowed to create MyMIT account.

    @Aemin And how can I track my application parts?

    I would ask the same question?

  7. Lindsay '14 says:

    Does a mid-year grade report need to be submitted for an applicant admitted early?

  8. Donald says:

    @Lindsay I don’t think so. I got deferred, so I definitely have to do the mid-year grade report, though. :—–
    AUTHOR: anon
    DATE: 12/29/2009 05:38:48 PM
    Should be released at 1:59am and not 1:59pm like last year :—–
    AUTHOR: Tom
    EMAIL: [email protected]
    DATE: 12/29/2009 06:17:48 PM
    @anon 1:59:27am

  9. Good luck everyone : ) .

  10. anonymous says:

    @ Lindsay

    Yes, early admits need to submit a mid-year report. MIT wants to make sure you are still doing well in your classes.

    [please see correction below — Matt ’00]

  11. Matt '00 says:

    Thanks for the help, folks, but I want to make sure that the correct information gets out there.

    @Armin: I am not sure if the March SAT date works. To answer this question, and to find out if we have your materials, you can check with Emily in MIT Transfer Admissions at [email protected] or 617-253-4770. (n.b. Transfer applicants should not use MyMIT)

    @Donald: It would probably be best to report these changes in the Midyear Report.

    @Lindsay: The Midyear Report is only for students being considered during Regular Action. EA admits (as well as RA admits) will need to complete the Final Grade Report.

  12. Protoform X says:

    Thanks Matt!

    What I am worried about is my SAT scores. I took the tests on december 5 and got 720 in math 2 and 730 in physics. I could do much better but I had my second term exams the same month and I had to tackle both….Now are they enough or should I take the tests again? Please do reply, I know I can do better cuz major portion of the courses are finished!

  13. Andres says:

    I am an international student, and I was going to take the January TOEFL test, but for personal reasons, I was unable to register for the test. Now, the only dates available for me to take the test are in March 2010. As I read, any test beyond January will not be consider; therefore, I would like to know if there is anything that I could do to solve this issue.


  14. Armin says:

    @ Protoform X

    read this

    Or if you want an answer from Matt, here:

    have a nice picnic smile

    Thanks, have fun on your vacation and happy new year.

  15. Caio says:

    I think there is nothing you can do. I’ve faced the same situation, and the solution was registering for the January SAT Reasoning. If you already took the SAT Reasoning, there’s nothing to worry about. The TOEFL scores aren’t required.

    See if you can take the January SAT as a Standby tester. I think that may be an alternative.

  16. Protoform X says:

    Thanks a lot Armin but I will have my picnic after the 1st Jan!

    I hope I will meet you, and all the mighty brains in September 2010!

  17. Kanwal says:

    Thanks a lot for the information. It answered many questions that had been bothering me. I do have one left unanswered though. It has only been a year since I moved to the States. Therefore, I am lacking in a couple of required social studies credits. I am scheduled to take CBEs (Credit By Examination) for all those courses in January. I am not sure if I should inform the admission office through mail about this or send my mid-year report a bit late so as to include the results. In either case I just want to let the admission office know that I will graduate with all the required courses.

    It would be of great help if you could reply as soon as possible.

    Thank you,
    Kanwal Hooda.

  18. Toby says:

    Hi Matt, I am applying to MIT as a freshman for fall 2010, and I am interested in participating in varsity swimming at MIT.

    However, I am not on my school’s varsity swim team, and do not know my times for any events, such as the 200 m breaststroke. I am only a recreational swimmer who wants to try out for the varsity swim team at college.
    My question is on the application form, do I still indicate that I would like to participate in varsity swimming (part 2 section 8) in the selection box, but refrain from completing the varsity athletics form? Or should I indicate that I would like to participate in varsity swimming and fill out the varsity athletics form but leave the athletic portion blank?


  19. Caio '14? says:

    Just indicate that you want to participate in varsity swimming. Since you have no official records, you should write about your swimming experiences in the activities portion of your application smile

  20. Nick says:

    Hey Matt, I am applying as a freshman for fall 2010, and I want to submit extra materials that do not fit anywhere on the application. To be more specific, I own a business and would like to submit some samples from the portfolio that I keep. Most of the materials would be spreadsheets and graphs. Should I email this as an attachment, fax a printout of the materials, or mail a printout of the materials?

  21. Aldi says:

    Actually Ive faced the same situation too.Still you can take the TOEFL if really want to.

  22. Aldi says:

    @Andres Ive arranged it just by changing the country .Look up through countries near yours.I am from Kazakhstan.Ive found an available seat in Kyrgyzstan.So i bet you can do the same.There are still a lot of available seats if you search carefully.

  23. franky says:

    Matt.I just wanted to know.I finished my school in may 2009.And was enrolled in a university for about 2 months.(honourable dismissal)But right now im neither in university nor in high school.Am i eligible to apply as a freshman?And if so what do i have to do with my midyear report?

  24. Samir says:

    Hi Matt, I am a student from Azerbaijan. Sending documents throught mail is expensive and slow. Is it okay if the principal of my school sends Secondary School Forms and teacher evaluations via fax?

  25. Faris says:

    [Swear word redacted — please only use appropriate language in comments. –admin]…. I didn’t put my date of birth with the info, but it is in my high school transcripts…. that shouldn’t be a problem, right????

  26. Anonymous says:

    hi.. just want to know.. i gave the Oct SAT and will be giving the Jan SAT too.. which should i mention in the section for SAT?

  27. FuLanKe says:

    Thank you all for posting Q&A you have all been very helpful especially Matt. I wish you all happy holidays! And goodluck to all applicants with your endeavours during the upcoming new year.
    I am an applicant from your neighbouring country TZ! Heri ya mwaka mpya bro! And I wish you goodluck with apps!

  28. Caio '14? says:

    Franky, you can only apply as a freshman. As stated on , “We do not, however, admit students who will have finished less than one year of college or will be within three semesters of acquiring a bachelor’s degree at the time of transfer.”

    About the midyear report, I have no idea :

  29. Le-Yo says:

    Some good info over here. I was worried about the teacher recommendations and I’m glad that MIT accepts commonapp TE forms (though not preferred).
    Thanks Matt, see you in fall.

    I’m an international applicant from Kenya.

  30. franky says:

    Caio14,thank you very much!You really helped solving this issue.

  31. Nick says:

    is there really no way to override the formatting on the essay portion? I want to attach a chart that I think is an integral part of my application, but the application won’t let me.

  32. Brad says:

    Thanks for the update Matt, it’s appreciated.

    Give the marks that you already have (from Oct) in your application. Matt said that they’ll consider the scores that make you look best so it’s not a big deal if you do better than in October because they only look at the official scores anyway. I’d think that the scores in the application are just for reference.

    @Protoform X
    If you look at the statistics for the middle 50% of admitted students this year, you’ll see that you’re in that range with your physics and just below it with your math. This represents the interquartile range though so that means that 25% of people scored below 740 in math (the lower quartile). My advice is, don’t stress yourself out about SAT grades too much because there’s more to an application than test scores. If you are satisfied with your scores and think they’re ok then don’t re-do the exams. There’s an additional information form in the Application part 2 that you can use to tell the admissions committee about your situation. I recommend that you use it.

    The MIT Admissions board seems like really understanding people so I’m sure they won’t throw a fit about your application being a few days late. Send it via FedEx if you can. They’re super efficient. Also, about that award, if you applied online and haven’t submitted your part 2 yet, then just fill it in there, if not, Matt said that you don’t need to send in certification so just wait till the Mid-Year report is available and list it there.

    Typo!! You have two “we”s in your third to last point.

    I have one question of my own, do certificates of distinction from the Trinity College of Music Grade exams count as “Non-scholastic distinctions” ? Please reply asap. [email protected]

    Good Luck everyone!!! Make sure that when you’re clicking that submit button on MyMIT that you’re really happy with your application and the information that you’ve put there. I hope to see a bunch of you next year as my new classmates.

  33. Lisa says:

    Dear Matt,

    Deadline for RA is January 1, so does it mean that the application packet must reach MIT by Jan 1 or is it just a postmarked deadline? due to the distance between the US and my hometown, I’m afraid that my application packet cannot arrive at MIT by January 1

    thank you.

  34. Lisa says:

    by application packet, I mean that beside school forms, I also enclose other supplementary documents. Also, I have just received an award and I want to send the certification to MIT. Is it ok if I send it as a late addition to my application? If I send it tomorrow, will it be considered “before deadline”?

    thank you very much, Matt

  35. Sagar Vijay says:

    Dear Matt
    I am an international student and I wish to participate in varsity tournaments in my freshman year. I know that i need to fill out a recruiting form but in the list of states (as in the Men’s Basketball form) only US states are given. Hence, I’m unable to submit the form. It would be great if you could help me with this problem…

  36. Zeki('14?) says:

    I’m also Turkish.ƒ∞yi geceler T√ºrkiye’den Can Azerbaycan’a!My friend also asked if school can use fax.Because his school wanted cost of posting from him.They answered;they must post it.If post doesn’t work because of inadvertent happenings,it is last cure to use fax…
    (Answer was like this not same…)

  37. Arbana says:

    I am an international student and i have graduated from high school at july 2009. I have been enrolled in a university in my country. Can i apply as a freshman?

  38. Anonymous says:

    i have been enrolled for 2 months***

  39. Tom says:

    I’m an international applicant, so I just need to send my SAT 1 + SAT 2 scores OR TOEFL + SAT 2 scores. I sent SAT 1, SAT 2 and TOEFL. Will MIT look at both my SAT 1 and TOEFL scores? Or will they use the one that they think is relatively higher?

  40. Protoform X says:

    @ Aldi
    I dont think so. It can be only one for you are required to tell about a time when you used creativity. Leading a project and writing comics both can’t be done at the same time! (Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle!). Hope it helps

  41. Silvana says:

    I need to send my school forms and my recommendation letters, does anyone know if I have to send them separately or can it all be in one packet?? Also do I staple the recommendation letters to the Evaluation A/B papers??

  42. Saif says:

    After doing some digging, I have managed to answer my own question. MIT will accept Rush if you have sent it, but they prefer you don’t. Phew.

  43. Caio '14? says:

    You can only apply as a freshman.

  44. My god, I just clicked submit, : )
    That was harder than the SATs, but also funnier.

    Well, thank you for the post Matt, and happy new year.

    Happy new year and good luck everyone, and I hope to see you next year as well Brad.

  45. Armin says:

    @ Silvana

    “Since postal mail is expensive and sometimes unreliable, you may wish to have your Teacher Evaluation Forms, Secondary School Report Form, and anything else that needs to be sent to us in hardcopy mailed in the same package.”

    Helpful tips for International Applicants

  46. Matto '14 says:

    This is beautiful. Thank you! It’s so relieving to read this after a night of hardcore application writing.
    I’m submitting before noon!

  47. Veerjot says:

    Actually I’m not a citizen of U.S…. I’m an Indaian and aspire to study at MIT.. Could U please let me know what shall be procedure in my case.. What should I do to get in MIT??

  48. Veerjot says:

    Actually I’m not a citizen of U.S…. I’m an Indian and aspire to study at MIT.. Could U please let me know what shall be procedure in my case.. What should I do to get in MIT??

  49. Fabian says:

    I’m a permanent resident in the United States. This means that I have to submit a copy of my Green Card to the Office of Admissions.

    Is it possible to e-mail a scanned copy of my green card? If yes, to whom should I send it?

    E-mailing the card would be much faster than sending it via regular mail and I would have no more application worries!


  50. Silvana says:

    @ Armin
    Thanks for the link!! It was of much help!!

    @ Matto ’14
    I know exactly how you feel!! =]

  51. Ayush'14 says:

    thanks a lot matt smile
    sure you can. the deadline for interview reports to be filed is around 6th Jan. So if your EC is okay with it, ur right on track smile
    See ya all in sep! hopefully..

  52. Ayush'14 says:

    hey there pal! im indian too, exactly the same situation! well ul have to apply as an intl applicant…they’ve provided all you need to know about it in the Useful info for intl Applicant section…check it out..!

  53. Philip says:

    Are interviews conducted after Jan 1 accepted for admissions? I contacted my EC the first week in December and was told to call back after Dec 21 when he would have a less packed schedule. I left several messages for him at his office and paged him, but received no responses. When I finally got in touch with him by email, his schedule was full until after Jan 1. He’s still willing to interview me, but didn’t know if it would be allowed.


  54. Darx says:

    What is bothering me after I have read your text is the fact that my school has sent my school report and evaluation forms yesterday from Croatia. It should be in US after a week or two, so does this mean that it won’t be accepted?

  55. Protoform X says:

    @ Darx.
    No it does not mean that at all. Focus on the application!

  56. anonymous says:

    When is the exact deadline? until 11:59 pm ?january 31?

  57. Darx says:

    Thanks Protoform. I’ve already sent my application smile.

  58. Anonymous says:

    @ most recent anonymous!
    What I anticipate is that you are asking about the application’s submission deadline. If it is so, keep in mind the deadline is January 1, 2010!

  59. Anonymous says:

    @ Tom

    I’m an intl applicant too. I called them and asked the same question. They said that we can send both the scores and they’ll choose the one that makes us look best. So don’t worry and send all the scores for the tests that you’ve given.

    @ anonymous(the one asking about the deadline)

    The deadline for freshman regular application is 11.59 pm EST. That time converted to your local time could be different. You can check it out on this site:

  60. Julio ('14?) says:


    Since you already enrolled in college, I guess you would have to apply as a transfer student.

  61. Arbana says:

    Is the deadline until 1 january or until 11.59 pm EST, 1 January

  62. Arbana says:

    oops.. the answer is in the Matt’s explanation. Happy New Year!

  63. Grace says:

    Chris, I requested a fee waiver but I just realized that I need forms from my counselor and there’s no way I can get them to the admissions office before the deadline. Is there a way for me to change the status on my application and just pay the fee or can I have the form sent in a few days after the deadline?

  64. Aldi says:

    @Protoform X Thank you!are you physicist?Thats cool since im too!

  65. Brian says:

    i am an international student and i have just faxed my teacher evaluations, school report and recommendations. but as i have learnt here I need to mail them in as hard copies. should I mail them in anyway on Jan 2, despite being after the deadline? n.b post offices will be closed tomorrow(Jan 1).

  66. Thanks Matt for the blog post! You have cleared up all of my questions pertaining directly to the application process.

    On another note, I was wondering if was it was possible for the technical support team to center the webpage. I am currently using a 1440 x 900 screen resolution and the webpage is slammed up against the left side of my monitor. I’m sorry but this is giving me a major headache.

    To center the webpage simply add this property to the first table tag’s properties.

    style=”margin: 0 auto;”


  67. manis404 says:


    Personally I’m totally fine with the left centered style. My screen is at 1920×1200 btw.

    Happy New year everyone, from Mauritius!

  68. Protoform X says:

    I will click that button tomorrow friends!

    I am over with checking my application and essays again and again. Now I must enjoy myself and take a cup of tea for my mental productivity has decreased a lot now!

  69. Protoform X says:

    I will click that button tomorrow friends!

    I am over with checking my application and essays again and again. Now I must enjoy myself and take a cup of tea for my mental productivity has decreased a lot!

    I know everyone of us desperately wants to be the part of MIT family. But I encourage that we all prepare ourselves for any forthcoming reality. Life will not end!

    Happy new year to all of you

  70. Saif says:

    If I have sent my SAT scores using rush delivery already, not realizing that Rush was not preferred, should I resend by regular shipping? Whatever course of action I should take, would it most likely be the same for other colleges that I accidentally rush delivered to?


  71. Arbana says:

    Actually i have studied for a period of 2 months in a national college and i have not got any credits yet. I intend to do not continue studying there any more and to apply in MIT as a freshman. Is it a problem that i have been enrolled for 2 months in another college?

  72. Aldi says:

    does anybody know about creativity essay?Can we write a few different things one about a project and another about writing comics,for example or does it have to be exactly one thing?Thanks,Matt.

  73. Caio '14? says:

    No, there is no problem. You are only considered a transfer student if you have enrolled for over one year.

    In your case, you can only apply as a freshman.

  74. Arbana says:

    :D Thank you very much!

  75. Fabian says:


    I haven’t sent in a copy of my green card yet. Will I be safe if I drop it off at the post office tomorrow?


  76. Anonymous says:

    Why is everyone asking questions like these NOW, the day before the deadline? Matt is on vacation guys!

  77. anonymous says:

    because there seem to be very helpful people answering such questions and…the admissions office is closed for any questions over the holidays…

  78. Anonymous says:

    Can I submit my application on the 2nd january instead? We are having heavy internet connection issues here in my country. Or will the site be ‘closed’ by then?

    I’m asking because last year the ‘closed’ like the 3rd or something. (I didn’t apply that year btw)

  79. Brad says:

    Well I’ve just hit that submit button for part 2. It’s in the admissions board’s hands now. Good Luck again everyone and to you procrastinators still reading this blog, go submit your stuff.

  80. Veerjot says:

    @ Ayush

    Thanks…. But what enclosing the secondary school report card. U might b aware that our board exams occur in March.. How can we attach a report card? Actually I wanted to apply in 2011 and I’m in 11th now..

  81. Veerjot says:

    @ Ayush

    Sorry !! I forgot to mention that they ask for application bfore January 1 so how can I provide them with report card early..

  82. Cro says:

    I just send my recommendations and school report! It was incredibly hard to get everything together, especially because my counselor had no idea what was going on, or how to fill our the forms. It is definitely a BAD idea to procrastinate.
    By the way, I am a U.S citizen, living in another country, but for some reason or another I do not have a SSN, and I need it for financial aid, I have already requested one, but it probably wont arrive any time soon. Can I still apply for financial aid? What alternatives do I have??

  83. For the fellows like me who are waiting for the last minute to submit.
    No, we are not lazy we are just like to check our work dozens of times for possible mistakes!

    fixed world time

    It shows the local equivalents of the 11:55 EST, the exact deadline, don’t forget submit it at least 30min earlier just to be safe

  84. Ammar '14 says:


    I have the same resolution as yours but I’m quite comfortable with it. you can however change CSS styles for an element on a page using the IE Developer Toolbar if you use IE8, just press F12 and the rest is self explanatory.

    If you use Firefox there are several extensions and addons that could accomplish the same result, for example, There’s Stylish which allows you to use your own stylesheet for a website.

    Count yourself lucky, mine had no idea either but decided he’ll handle it and find information on the website, and the end wasn’t great.
    (December 28th)
    Me: so I trust the papers have been sent ?
    Counselor: When was the deadline again ?
    Me: January 1st, you haven’t sent them have you ?
    Conselor: uh-oh .. Don’t worry they’ll be sent on time, I took care to read all instructions, it just slipped my mind.

    Me: Everything have been sent, right ?
    Counselor: Of course !
    Me: That’s a relief. so Who did the translations ?
    Counselor: your English teacher
    Me: you attached the original, right ?
    Counselor: Was that necessary ?

  85. Nicholas says:

    Thanks to whoever fixed my name smile

  86. Ayush'14 says:

    know what, i gave my boards in 2009. i had actually missed the deadline to apply last year, which is why im applying this year..
    they ask for the transcript of the latest i guess that’ll be the preboards or semesters..
    and btw im not really sure when you can send your board results, cos they come in may, and MIT asks for ur midyear report in Feb-March. So I’d advise you to contact the admissions office for this..

  87. Just sent my application! Mission Y begins! Now the TOEFL! Must start my preparation, but I gotta prepare for the school tests as well.

    I don’t know about my fee waiver, my guidance counselor said that he had sent the request along with my recommendation letters. Do I have to fill a specific form for it?

  88. Anonymous says:

    @ the most recent anonymous

    I’m an intl applicant too.

    11.59 pm EST could be a different time in your country. Just check it out on the following site:

    For e.g. 11.59 pm EST 1st Jan means around 9-10 am 2nd Jan in my country. So just check it out. If you still have any problems you could contact the admissions office by phone or email.

    @ All

    All the best.. Best of luck.. May God Bless Us All and Be With All Of Us Always.. smile

  89. Liam says:

    I was deferred from early action, and I heard we can supplement our file with extra papers/essays/creative things that we have done. Is it still possible to do that after the Jan. 1st deadline? I will most likely be sending in a supplementary essay within the week– is that okay to do?

  90. Deniz says:

    Hello. I sent the teacher evaluation forms and secondary school report through Express Mail Service of Turkish PTT on 19th of Dec. In the online mail tracking system of Turkish PTT, it says: “unsuccessful item delivery attempt”. Is this due to the closure of the admission office? What should I do? Thanks smile

  91. Zeki '14? says:

    Merhaba Deniz.Ben de ptt den g√∂nderdim.First it said “unsuccessful item delivery attempt”.Later American post office tried again and it is written “succesfully delivered” and received by Joseph Fish.I checked this name.He is working in MIT and mails are his job.If you wish you can check with my code in ptt website to see what I’m trying to say.Code is;
    Barkod No: RR088304565TR

  92. Deniz says:

    Merhaba Zeki. I checked the United States Postal Service and it says: “We attempted to deliver your item at 10:22 AM on December 31, 2009 in CAMBRIDGE, MA 02139 and a notice was left. You may pick up the item at the Post Office indicated on the notice, go to, or call 800-ASK-USPS to arrange for redelivery. If this item is unclaimed after five days then it will be returned to the sender.” They do not arrange any redelivery until 4th of Jan and MIT opens the office on the 4th. I will mail Mr Fish. Thanks a lot, really smile

  93. Arbana says:

    Hi..i have the same problem. I posted my documents with DHL and in the tracking shipment it reads like this:
    Shipment on hold
    Boston, MA – USA
    Delivery attempted – consignee premises closed
    Should i wait until 4 January ?

  94. Zeki('14?) says:


    Happy to help you…If I really did. smile

  95. You must firstly read the blog friends!

    “It is perfectly fine if, through no fault of your own, your school forms (teacher recommendations, secondary school report, transcript) come in after the January 1 deadline. We are much more understanding of and flexible with late documents from schools than with late documents from the applicant.”

    What else do you want? Be patient!

    Thanks Matt!

  96. Ranadeep says:

    Happy New Year everyone !!! ..The End of ’14 submissions ..right ? . All the applicants wish you good luck

  97. Nicholas says:

    Is it ok if I ask a question in this blog?? I was wondering if I can submit both an instrumental music supplement and a compositional one.

  98. Nicholas says:

    ummmm…could an administrator please kill my last post? It’s no emergency, but my computer automatically filled in my last name in the “name” field.