Please remember that January 1 is the postmark deadline for students applying for regular action admission to MIT. This means that you should have the Post Office postmark and mail your materials on or before January 1. If you are applying online, you should click the final “submit” button on or before January 1.
However, I strongly discourage procrastination. The closer you send in your application to the deadline, the longer it will take our records office to process and for it to appear on your Application Tracking. Our records office is fully staffed over the holidays and is, even as I write, busily processing all of the application pieces that have been submitted.
Also, please note that you do not need to express mail or overnight your application.
I especially encourage students who live outside the United States to submit their applications as soon as possible.
I encourage you not to wait until the very last moment to submit your application. If your application is ready to go, click that button, or stamp that mail!