Regular Action Admissions Update by Matt McGann '00
Updates about application numbers, application tracking, and more.
Here are some updates from the Admissions Office…
Applications: It has been reported that applications to MIT for this year have increased about 6%.
Midyear Report: The Midyear Report is on schedule to be released next week. The Midyear Report is to be filled out by all MIT applicants under consideration during Regular Action. You can read more at this blog entry.
Application tracking: This is the big update for today.
The Records Office has processed all application components received for Regular Action applicants; the current status of your application is now shown on your MyMIT application tracking.
This is a good time for you to check up on the status of your application components. The Application Tracking will show what materials we have processed for you. We should have the following: Application Part 1, Application Part 2, Secondary School Report and Transcript, Evaluation A (math or science teacher), Evaluation B (humanities teacher), Testing Requirements (except January scores, which will take a few more weeks to arrive), and, if applicable, Interview Report.
What happens if the tracking system is missing something?
First, do not worry. We do not assign blame on why we don’t have it, we just know that we have not processed it. We will not look at your application unfavorably because it is missing an application component at this time. 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.
If the tracking system on MyMIT indicates that we are still missing parts of your application, fax your materials to 617-258-8304 as soon as possible. Please allow 48 hours to process your documents. Thank you for your patience.
If faxing a document, please keep retrying your fax until it goes through (we do not have unlimited fax capacity, so you may need to try multiple times before it goes through).
We are asking you to NOT send any missing documents through postal (snail) mail unless absolutely necessary. Please fax missing documents unless this is not possible.
If we are missing an evaluation, the teacher may fax a copy to us. If they need another copy of the evaluation form, you can get a PDF from the tracking system.
If you had an interview more than two weeks ago and we haven’t yet processed it, you should fill out the Conducted Interview form on the MyMIT Application Tracking Detail page. We will follow up with your Educational Counselor.
If we have not processed standardized test scores that that you had the testing agency send us, then you may fax us a copy of an official score report. We will follow up with the testing agency. If we are missing your TOEFL scores, make sure the name on your application is exactly the same as it is on your TOEFL registration. If it is not, please send us an email with your TOEFL registration name.
Bottom line: do not stress if we are missing pieces. It happens every year for reasons usually beyond your control. No worries.
Rankings: Not an admissions update, but I thought you might be interested in the following current national rankings of MIT teams:
- #5 Debate (American Parliamentary Debate Association)
- #6 Women’s Swimming & Diving (NCAA Division III)
- #5 Solar Car (2009 World Solar Challenge)
- #5 Men’s Swimming & Diving (NCAA Division III)
- #8 Men’s Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- #8 Women’s Indoor Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- #14 Men’s Volleyball (NCAA Division III)
- #19 Men’s Indoor Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
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.