MIT uses a holistic admissions process, so test scores are just one factor among many for evaluating your preparedness for MIT. Test scores are evaluated alongside other components of the application such as curriculum, grades, and other examinations. Test scores are not the single factor that determines an admission decision (there is no single factor), but they do help us better evaluate academic preparation. Because we find the test scores to be predictive of student performance, we believe it is in your best interest to submit scores if you have them.
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What if I don’t have letter grades for some of my coursework or have chosen to take a class pass/fail?At MIT Admissions, we understand that there have been many disruptions over the past few years. Some of these may have impacted your grading systems. We want you to know…
FAQ / First-year applicationOn the application, there are designated spaces to provide additional context on how the pandemic or other circumstances may have disrupted your coursework, access to testing, and extracurricular activities. If you feel it…
FAQ / First-year applicationScores cannot be redacted from applications after they have been submitted. We encourage you to look at this blog post to better understand the rationale and details of our testing requirement.
FAQ / First-year applicationIf you have not already taken the SAT/ACT, and cannot find a forthcoming opportunity to do so safely, we will use other scores, grades, and additional information provided in the application. We encourage…