So, MyMIT is back up, and things are back to normal around here. (Or at least as normal as things can be less than two weeks before the early action deadline)
As Ben has already noted, we have extended the deadline by which Early Action applicants should contact their Educational Counselors (ECs). The deadline to contact your EC is now this Monday, October 23. I do recommend contacting your EC this weekend, if you haven’t done so yet.
The MyMIT hardware failure did not affect the data of the vast majority of applicants. We have personally contacted the small set of students who were affected by the problem.
For those of you who are applying, I encourage you not to wait until the last minute to finish and submit your application. Things happen — computer crashes, big storms, earthquakes, etc. We’ll always be flexible in the case of an “act of God” delaying your application, but it’s better for your peace of mind to complete your application in advance of the deadline.
Now is also a good time to check in with those folks who are writing recommendations for you. Sometimes a kind and gentle reminder can be helpful.
Otherwise, I hope you have a great weekend! And for those of you celebrating, Happy Diwali, and Eid Mubarak!