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WISE (Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering) is a two-day experience for rising seniors to learn what it’s like to be an MIT student. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds to apply, including Black, Latinx, and Native students, as well as students from low socioeconomic means, rural or predominantly minority high schools, or who might be the first in their family to attend college.

Program Details

In light of the ongoing pandemic, WISE will be an online program running October 8–10. It will begin Friday evening and end on Sunday afternoon. While we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to host WISE on campus, we are working hard to make sure everyone still has an incredible experience.

Participants will learn firsthand about our campus community by working with and getting to know current students and staff. There will also be workshops that provide tips on the college admissions and financial aid application processes. We will share detailed information about the program in September to all confirmed participants.

Application Details

The application for the 2021 program is closed. Completed applications were due by Friday, August 6, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. We will notify all applicants in mid-September.

There are a few things that you should have ready before you start the application:

  • your current test scores*
  • an unofficial transcript
  • responses to several short answer questions (viewable in the application)

*Please note: Test scores are not required to apply, but if you have already taken a standardized test, we encourage you to submit your score as it helps us more accurately assess your fit for the program. 

contact info

WISE is an MIT Admissions program. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] We are happy to chat!