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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

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.

Requirements

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to MIT on October 18, 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.

Requirements will be updated in fall 2024. 

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 your recommender 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.

Test Scores  
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3514
ACT code: 1858

MIT requires either the SAT or the ACT from all first-year applicants. They do not require the ACT writing section or the SAT optional essay.

If you take the same test multiple times, they will consider the highest score achieved in each section, so they can consider all applicants in their best light.

They do not require applicants to officially send their SAT, ACT, or English proficiency test scores as part of their application. Instead, you will self-report your scores on the application, and MIT will verify scores upon enrollment. There will be an opportunity to update any test results that become available after your application is submitted.

Once you have submitted your application, you may be contacted for an interview by one of MIT's Educational Counselors (ECs) if there’s one available. 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.

Optional Music, Art, Research or Maker Portfolios

QuestBridge applicants can submit portfolios directly to MIT. The 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. 

2024-2025 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).

2022 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’ 2022 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.

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002178

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until mid to late December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available.

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

While completing the FAFSA, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if possible to auto-fill some of your 2022 income information.

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. Please note that MIT's Early Action is non-binding and there is no advantage (or disadvantage) to applying Early or Regular Action.

Regular Action

Finalists who request to be considered in Regular Action will receive a decision in mid-March. In order to be considered for RA, students must respond to the MIT form that is emailed to them in December.

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

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

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.

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

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

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

Finalists who did not rank MIT

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002178

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3514
Available: Oct. 1

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms