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Pages: Weekend Immersion in Science & Engineering

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 who come 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 COVID-19 pandemic, WISE will be an online program running October 9–11. 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 to make sure everyone still has an incredible experience.

Participants learn firsthand about our campus community by getting to know and working with current students and staff. There are also 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 2020 program is closed. Completed applications were due by Friday, August 7, 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, and
  • responses to several short essay questions.

You can review the essay questions and everything you need to apply on the first page of the application.

contact info

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