Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

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.

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

MIT Part 1 & Required Materials

First, you should create a MyMIT account.

Next, you should complete the MIT application Part 1 (biographical form), and if you are applying for the Match, check off that you are applying Early Action.  You do not need to complete the Part 2 (essays, activities, awards) - we will use your QuestBridge application for that.  In the Part 1, when you come to the application fee, choose the fee waiver option.  There is no need to follow up by mailing a fee waiver to us.

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

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 here. 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. 
  • Go to the Evaluations section to request your recommendation.  Click on the "Start New" button underneath the form you wish to request, complete the request form with your evaluator'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 real 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.

2

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, 2017.

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.

3

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 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.

4

2018-2019 FAFSA
Federal code: 002178
Available Oct. 1

For US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.  All others skip this step.

While completing the FAFSA, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if possible to auto-fill some of the 2016 income information.

5

2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3514
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Early Action" as your admission application type. 

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Each parent will need to complete their own CSS PROFILE application. To keep their financial information private, your parents should not share their College Board log-in credentials with each other.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. See directions below.
  • 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 and submit it to IDOC (see below).

6

Parents' 2016 federal tax returns to IDOC

Once you complete the CSS Profile, you will be given instructions on how to submit your parents’ 2016 federal tax returns through the College Board’s IDOC service.  Please include all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include both personal and business tax returns if applicable.

Do not submit directly to MIT, as they will not be accepted.

7

Music, Art, Research or Maker Portfolios (optional)

If submitting Music, Art, Research or Maker Portfolios, submit through https://mitadmissions.slideroom.com.

Options following the Match

Early Action

Finalists who do not match will automatically be rolled into MIT's Early Action Process and students will receive a decision from MIT in mid-December.  If a student wishes to roll into Regular Action instead, they must respond to the MIT form that is emailed to them in December.

Regular Decision

Finalists who do not match will automatically be rolled into MIT's Early Action Process, however if a student wishes to roll into Regular Action instead, they must respond to the MIT form that is emailed to them in December.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select MIT on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to MIT (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to MIT according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

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

Common Application and all supporting documents

 

 

MIT Part 1 & Required Materials
Select "Regular Action" as the admissions round
 

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858

Only if new scores to report

Math or Science Teacher Recommendation  

Only if neither of your QuestBridge recommendations is from a math or science teacher. Refer to the instructions listed under #1 in the College Match Required Materials chart above to submit one. Please select "Regular Action" as your decision plan.

Interview (optional, but strongly recommended)

Schedule before December 10, 2017

Schedule before December 10, 2017

Midyear Report (called February Updates and Notes Form)

Application Fee

 

 

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked MIT and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank MIT

2018-2019 CSS/FinancialAid PROFILE
CSS code: 3514
Available: Oct. 1

 

2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

 

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

 

Contact Information 

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

Fax or mail official transcripts to:
MIT Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center
PO Box 404
Randolph, MA 02368
Fax: (617) 687-9184

 

MIT Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
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