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Application Requirements

MIT
National College Match Application Requirements
for College Match Finalists


This page is in the process of being updated for the 2014 National College Match and the requirements may change.
Please check back in mid-August for updated information.

If you have ranked MIT as one of your choices for the QuestBridge National College Match, the following Application and Financial Aid materials must be submitted to the college as soon as you are notified of your finalist status on October 22. Due to the amount of supplementary application materials required for MIT, it is highly recommended that you begin this process in early October.

  • The deadline to submit these requirements is November 4, 2013.
  • If you do not submit the required materials by November 4, 2013, MIT may choose not to consider your application for the College Match.
  • If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, please review the college-specific requirements for QuestBridge students who wish to apply through the Regular Decision process.
  • Please note:  MIT will only consider U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents for the College Match.  All other students are encouraged to apply through the Regular Decision process.


For more information, please see the FAQ for QuestBridge students applying to MIT

Required Application Materials

1.

MyMIT Account

Log on to http://my.mit.edu to create a MyMIT account. You do not need to submit an MIT online application, but all College Match applicants are required to create a MyMITaccount. Don't worry if you see your application listed as ''Early Action'' -- this means we've received your QuestBridge College Match application.

2.

Official test scores

Must take one of the following combinations:
SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests including one math and one science test; OR
ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests including one math and one science test
**Non-native English speakers may substitute the TOEFL for the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing test.
**The last test dates MIT will accept scores for the College Match are the October SAT and ACT administrations. Any tests taken after October will not be received in time for the College Match.

For more information about testing and testing deadlines click here. You must have official scores sent to MIT by the testing agency.  Request official score reports from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified of your QuestBridge finalist status on October 22. You should not use the "rush reporting" service.

SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858
TOEFL code: 3514

3.

Official transcripts sent directly from your school to MIT

Your school should send a copy of your official transcript using Naviance/Docufide/Parchment (if your school uses this system) or fax it to (617) 687-9184 as soon as possible, but no later than the November 4th College Match application materials deadline.

If your school cannot fax it, they can mail it to:

MIT Office of Admissions
Room 10-100
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
4.

Math or Science teacher recommendation

MIT requires at least one of your teacher recommendations to come from a math or science teacher.
If neither of the recommendations you submitted through the QuestBridge application was from a math or science teacher, you will need to submit one. Go to http://my.mit.edu to log in to your account (or create an account if you don't have one yet), download an ''Evaluation A'' form in the ''Application Forms'' section, and have a math or science teacher complete it.
(If you've already submitted at least one math or science teacher recommendation through the QuestBridge application, you do not need to submit an additional one.)

5. Citizenship Documentation (only required for Permanent Residents) 

MIT will only consider US Citizens and Permanent Residents for the Match. All others are encouraged to forward their applications for regular decision.
If you report your citizenship status as "Permanent Resident", fax a copy of your registry documents (i.e. Permanent Resident Card) to:
617-687-9184
Write "QuestBridge" on the cover letter.

6. Interview (optional, but very strongly recommended) 

You should contact your MIT interviewer with the contact information provided through your MyMIT account. The deadline to contact your interviewer is October 20, 2013. If the deadline has passed, you should definitely still make an effort to contact your interviewer; however, not all interviewers will be able to accommodate late requests.

 

Required Financial Aid Materials

1.

2014-2015 CSS PROFILE (including Noncustodial PROFILE, if applicable) 
CSS PROFILE online
(Available October 1)
MIT's CSS code: 3514

2.

A copy of your parents' 2012 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. Submit directly to MIT using this cover sheet. Mail or fax to:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Attn: Student Financial Services
77 Massachusetts Ave. Bldg 11-120
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: (617) 253-9859

For more information, see MIT's Student Financial Services website

3.

The CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement, if your parents own a business or farm.

4.

If your parents are separated or divorced:

a. Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

b. Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2012 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to MIT using this cover sheet.

c. If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parents, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Your request must include a statement from a third party who can verify your situation. The Noncustodial Waiver Petition is available online at http://www.questbridge.org/images/ncp_waiver.pdf.

 


 

MIT
Regular Decision Application Requirements

You may apply to MIT via Regular Decision by completing the steps below.

  • Request Regular Decision application forwarding on your "Application Management" page between December 2nd and December 12th.
  • Submit all required additional materials depending on your status below.
  • All additional materials are due by the MIT Regular Decision deadline (January 1), and you will be notified of the admissions decision according to their normal deadlines.


For more information, please see the FAQ for QuestBridge students applying to MIT.

Question Finalists - Ranked MIT for College Match (but did not match with a binding college) Finalists - Did Not Rank MIT for College Match Non-Finalist
Can I use my QuestBridge application in lieu of your regular application? Yes. Request that QuestBridge forward your application to MIT. Yes.

Request that QuestBridge forward your application to MIT.

No. Submit the MIT Application, available at http://my.mit.edu

What additional materials do I need to submit? Submit all required application components, including:
  • Official transcripts (sent by your school to MIT)
  • Official test scores
  • February Updates & Notes Form

More info

If you have not completed an interview and would like to have one, log in to your MyMIT account for your interviewer's contact information and schedule an interview before December 10, 2013.
More info on the interview

If you have already sent your transcript and test scores to MIT as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them.

If you have not yet created a MyMIT account, you must do so at http://my.mit.edu.

Submit all required application components, including but not limited to:
  • Log on to http://my.mit.edu to create a MyMIT account. (Since finalists can use the QuestBridge application in lieu of the MIT application, they do not need to fill out the MIT application.)

  • Official transcripts (sent by your school to MIT)
  • Official test score reports
  • February Updates & Notes Form

 

More info

If you have not completed an interview and would like to have one, log in to your MyMIT account for your interviewer's contact information and schedule an interview before December 10, 2013.
More info on the interview

Submit all required application components, including but not limited to:

  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • February Updates & Notes Form

More info

 

If you have not completed an interview and would like to have one, log in to your MyMIT account for your interviewer's contact information and schedule an interview before December 10, 2013.
More info on the interview

Is the application fee waived? Yes.
If submitting the QuestBridge application, fee waiver is automatic.
Yes.
If submitting the QuestBridge application, fee waiver is automatic.

No.
Students may request fee waivers through their guidance counselors or the College Board, or they may submit a letter addressed to the Office of Admissions.

What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
  • Additional forms depending on family context
More info
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
  • Additional forms depending on family context
More info
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
  • Additional forms depending on family context
More info
What are the application deadlines? Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info

Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info

Can I apply Early Action? Yes.
Finalists who are US citizens or permanent residents and ranked MIT for the College Match, but are not matched with a school, will be offered the option of receiving an Early Action admission decision. Eligible applicants will receive an email around December 1st with more details and instructions.

No, unless you did not rank any colleges for the College Match. If that is the case, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 1, 2013, with your full name and date of birth, stating that you are a QuestBridge non-participating finalist that wishes to apply to MIT Early Action.

Yes.
Adhere to normal Early Action deadlines and requirements.

 


 

MIT's Testing Requirements

Each of our partner colleges has different requirements for standardized tests that students must take in order to be considered for admission. Please review the testing requirements for MIT below. Refer to the National College Match Requirements (above) for instructions regarding submission of test scores to the colleges.

Must take one of the following combinations:

  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests including one math and one science test; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests including one math and one science test


**Non-native English speakers may substitute the TOEFL for the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing test.

 

Please see our Standardized Testing page for a complete list of the standardized tests and testing deadlines required by each QuestBridge partner college.