Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Massachusetts Institute of Technology

If you are a Finalist who ranked MIT, your National College Match application will be sent to MIT, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please view the FAQs for MIT Applicants or reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

MIT Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to on October 19, and MIT may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, MIT will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to MIT.

1

MIT QuestBridge Supplement & Required Materials

If you’re named a Finalist and ranked MIT, they will contact you via email about accessing the MIT QuestBridge Supplement. You do not need to complete the MIT first-year application if you are a Finalist.

If neither of your QuestBridge recommendations is from a math or science teacher, MIT strongly recommends that you ask an appropriate teacher to complete one for you. You will be able to add recommender information to your MIT QuestBridge Supplement and they will receive directions on how to submit their letter.

Along with the MIT QuestBridge Supplement, MIT requires an official school transcript (a transcript sent directly from a school official/counselor). If your counselor/school official already sent an official transcript through the QB application, no further action is needed. If you did not submit an official transcript with your QB application, you will have the option to request one in the MIT Application Portal after you fill out your QuestBridge supplement.

2

(Optional) Test Scores  
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858

MIT will not require either the SAT or the ACT from first-year applicants applying this cycle. MIT expects to reinstate the SAT and ACT testing requirement in the future but will continue to monitor the public health situation closely.  

Students who have already taken the SAT/ACT are encouraged to report their scores with the understanding that they help to more accurately evaluate preparedness for MIT, and with the knowledge that tests are only one factor among many in that process. 

Please note: MIT no longer requires applicants to officially send their SAT, ACT, or English proficiency test scores as part of their application. Instead, they can self-report their scores on the application, and MIT will verify these scores upon enrollment.

Students who have not already taken the SAT/ACT and cannot find a forthcoming opportunity to do so safely are discouraged from taking the test, in order to protect their personal health, as well as the health of their family and community.

Students who do not submit SAT/ACT scores will not have any negative inferences drawn from their absence. Instead, MIT will make the best, most informed decision by assessing other academic aspects of their application like grades, curriculum, and other examinations.

3

Interview 

You may be contacted for an interview by one of MIT's Educational Counselors (ECs) if there’s one available. Please note, that all interviews will be virtual for this cycle. ECs will use the email address you provided on your application to contact you, so please monitor your inbox and respond promptly.

If MIT is unable to offer you an interview with an EC, your interview will be waived and your application will not be adversely affected.

4

Optional Music, Art, Research or Maker Portfolios

QuestBridge applicants submit portfolios directly to MIT. Their Creative Portfolios page has more information about how to submit. The deadline to submit is November 1, and fee waivers are available for any applicant not able to cover the submission fee. 

5

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002178
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

While completing the FAFSA, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if possible to auto-fill some of the 2020 income information.

6

2022-2023 CSS 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.
  • If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition and submit it to IDOC (see below).

7

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Once you complete the CSS Profile, you will be given instructions on how to submit your parents’ 2019 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.

If you have a non-custodial parent, they must also submit copies of their federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements.

Please do not submit these materials directly to MIT, as they are not able to accept them.

Options following the Match

Early Action

Finalists who do not match with MIT will automatically be rolled into the 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 3 - December 12. 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: Activate your MIT Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to MIT on December 15 and MIT may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the MIT applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to MIT. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to MIT as detailed in the table below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5

 

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

Finalists who did not rank MIT

MIT QuestBridge Supplement & Required Materials

 

Select "Regular Action" as the admissions round

Midyear Report (February Updates and Notes Form)

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores  
Self Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858

Only if new scores to report

Math or Science Teacher Recommendation

 

Strongly recommended if neither of your QuestBridge recommendations is from a math or science teacher. Refer to the instructions listed under #1 in the Match Requirements chart above to submit one. Please select “Regular Action” as your decision plan.

Interview

 You may be contacted by one of MIT's Educational Counselors (ECs) if there’s one available.

You may be contacted by one of MIT's Educational Counselors (ECs) if there’s one available.

Regular Decision Requirements: 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

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002178
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3514
Available: Oct. 1

 

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

MIT Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Student Financial Services

More information on admissions requirements for MIT
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