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How does MIT consider test scores? Does MIT Superscore?

We will require the SAT or the ACT from first year and transfer applicants applying in the 2022–23 cycle and beyond. Read more about how we came to this decision.

Standardized tests are required for every first-year application to MIT. However, they are not the only—or even the most important—factor when we review an application.

We do not have minimum scores for the tests as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context. To view test score statistics from the most recent admissions year, visit our Admissions statistics page.

MIT uses superscoring. If you take the same standardized test multiple times, we will consider the highest score achieved in each section. We do this in order to consider all applicants in their best light.

TOEFL includes superscores or “MyBest Scores” on all score reports. We will accept and evaluate these scores the same way we consider superscores for all other tests.

Students are free to use the College Board’s Score Choice option and the ACT’s option to submit the scores of your choice.

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