Massachusetts Institute
of Technology

Application Requirements

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National College Match Requirements for:
Finalists who rank Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

FAQ (for QuestBridge applicants applying to MIT)

College Match Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
Deadline: November 1
1. MyMIT Account Log in here 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 MyMIT account. Don't worry ifyou see your application listed as "Early Action" -- this means that MIT has received your QuestBridge College Match application.
2. Official Test Scores

SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

MIT requires:

  • SAT and 2 Sat Subject Tests, including 1 math and 1 science test; or
  • ACT Plus Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests, including 1 math and 1 science test.

Non-native English speakers may replace the TOEFL for the SAT or the ACT Plus Writing.

The last test dates MIT will accept scores for the College Match are the October SAT and ACT administrations. Any later tests will not be received in time for the College Match.

3. Official Transcripts

Your school must send a copy of your official transcript using Naviance/Parchment (if your school uses this system) or fax it to (617) 687-9184 as soon as possible, but no later than November 1st.

If your school is unable to fax, they can mail the transcript to:
MIT Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
PO Box 404
Randolph, MA 02368

4. Math or science teacher recommendation

If neither of your QuestBridge recommendations is from a math or science teacher, you must submit one.

  • Create an account for MIT's online recommendation system. Visit and click on "Applicants" to register. (Please note your email and password, which you will need to access your recommendation account in the future.)
  • Complete your Applicant Profile and select "Early Action" for your decision plan. You will need your MIT Application ID number, which you can find on your MyMIT Dashboard. Once you complete your Applicant Profile, you will need to select "Early Action" for your decision plan. (Select "Regular Action" if you are applying for Regular Decision, and not the College Match.) 
  • Go to the Evaluations section to request your recommendations. Click on the "Start New" button underneath the form you wish to request, complete the request form with your evaulator's name and email address, and send the request. This generates an email to your evaluator with instructions on how to complete the form you requested. Your "Checklist" will update automatically as they complete your form.
  • Check your Checklist, which updates in reaal time. After the Checklist shows an item as complete, it will also appear as complete in the MyMIT application tracking system once it has been processed (typically after a couple business days).

If you have 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 (for Permanent Residents only)

MIT only considers U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents for the Match. All others are encouraged to apply through Regular Decision.

If you report your citizenship as "Permanent Resident," fax a copy of your registry documents (i.e. Permanent Resident Card) to (617) 687-9184. Please write "QuestBridge" on your fax 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, 2014.

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.


2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3514
Available Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • 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.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2013 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to MIT using this cover sheet.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.
8. A copy of your parents’ 2013 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Submit directly to MIT using this cover sheet.

Mail or fax to the Student Financial Services Office (see Contact Info below). Emailed documents will not be accepted.


Options following the Match for:
Finalists who ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Early Action Finalists who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and do not match 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.
Regular Decision Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.


Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select MIT on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 9. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to MIT.
Step 2:             Submit all additional required application and financial materials to MIT according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

checkmark = indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
Deadline: January 1
Finalists who ranked MIT and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college) Finalists who did not rank MIT Non-Finalists
Common Application and all supporting documents
MyMIT account checkmark
Create an account only
Fill out a complete MIT application
Official Transcripts checkmark
Update including recent grades
checkmark checkmark
Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858
Only if new scores to report
checkmark checkmark
Math or Science Teacher Recommendation checkmark
Only if neither of your QuestBridge recommendations is from a math or science teacher. Refer to the instructions listed under #4 in the College Match Required Materials chart above to submit one. Please select "Regular Action" as your decision plan.
Interview (optional, but strongly recommended) checkmark
Schedule before December 10, 2014
Schedule before December 10, 2014
Schedule before December 10, 2014
Mid-Year Report (called February Updates and Notes Form) checkmark checkmark checkmark
Application Fee checkmark
Request fee waiver through counselor or the College Board
Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3514
Available Oct. 1
checkmark checkmark
2014 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms checkmark checkmark
Available Jan. 1
checkmark checkmark checkmark


Contact Information


Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Fax or mail  official transcripts to:
MIT Undergraudate Admissions Processing Center
PO Box 404

Randolph, MA 02368
Fax: (617) 687-9184

Mail or fax federal income tax returns and other financial documents to:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Attn: Student Financial Services
77 Massachusetts Ave. Bldg 11-120
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: (617) 253-9859

*Emailed documents will not be accepted.


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