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Please note:

MIT and the admissions office will be closed November 24–25 for Thanksgiving break, and will open on November 28.

Does MIT have required classes or language requirements?

We’re often asked to recommend specific classes for high school students to increase their chances of admission. We don’t have any required classes but consider an ideal preparation to include calculus, physics, chemistry, biology, and four years of English.

We want you to take the most challenging coursework available to you at your high school, treating both AP and IB coursework as college level and the highest level of rigor in high schools.

We offer helpful advice on academics and extracurricular activities on our What to do in high school page.

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