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August 2021: Although our office remains closed to visitors, you can still get a feel for MIT by signing up for an đź”® online session or student-led tour.

What should I do if I’m deferred?

If you’re deferred during Early Action consideration, you don’t need to “improve” your application, or redo/edit/modify your application. The only thing we ask is that you submit the February Updates & Notes Form via your application portal account. Your semester grades are very important, so keep working hard.

The February Updates & Notes Form also includes an opportunity for you to update us on anything important that has occurred since you submitted your application.

You were deferred because your application was already strong enough to make you a contender in the Regular Action round. Let your application stand. Simply sending in additional materials does not by itself increase your chances of admission.

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