Note: Due to the pandemic, our office will be suspending our usual SAT/ACT testing requirement for the 2021–22 application cycle for both first-year and transfer students. You can learn more about this decision here.
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.
Beginning in August 2019, TOEFL is making a change to include 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.