Here are some updates from the Admissions Office…
Applications: We have received 18,064 total applications, a 1% increase over last year.
Your updates: We've been getting email updates from some of you about new awards, achievements, etc. However, we would prefer if you would instead include these updates in your Midyear Report.
The MIT Midyear Report is an online form that is required of all students, and is to be completed by you, the applicant. The Report serves two purposes: to provide your updated grades since you have applied, and to mention other updates since you submitted your application. You should submit this form as soon as your midyear grades are available or by February 15th, whichever is earlier.
Application tracking: The Records Office is still processing application components, especially documents that were mailed (as opposed to faxed or sent via Docufide/Naviance), and especially mailed Secondary School Reports and Transcripts.
Please be patient. If the tracking system isn't showing a document yet, relax and wait just a little while longer — if we don't have it at that point, you'll get an email, and I'll post another entry so you can have any missing materials sent to us. But at this point, we're only reading complete applications, and we won't start admitting anyone until all of the applications have been read. So don't worry.
At this time, do not send a second copy of something that you have already sent. Odds are, we have your original and have not processed it yet. Sending additional copies will only slow down processing. If we need another copy of a missing document, we will let you know, and you will not be penalized in any way.
At this time, please do not call or email to inquire about missing documents. The MyMIT tracking is up-to-date with what has been processed. If you were to call, basically all we could do is tell you that MyMIT is up-to-date and to be patient as we process thousands of documents. By not calling or emailing about this at this time, we are better able to serve the problems that we can do something about.
We expect to be fully caught up with the mail by next week. Once we are fully caught up, those students who are still missing application pieces will get an email and an opportunity to send in the missing pieces. These applicants will be at no disadvantage; we do not assign blame on why we don't have it. We will wait a while longer before having it evaluated to give you time to send along another copy. Your complete application will be considered for Regular Action.
Decisions: We have not yet determined on what date we will release Regular Action decisions. It will likely be sometime in mid-March, but you should wait for an official announcement from our office. We have not yet determined when the announcement will be made; it usually is about a week before decisions are released.