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Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission is to MIT broadly (not by school). Applicants should visit for detailed information about application procedures. Application Fee: $75. Deadlines: November 1 for Early Action and January 1 for Regular Action. SAT Reasoning Test, ACT, or TOEFL required. Two SAT Subject Tests, one each in math and science, are required. Biographical information form with application fee (or fee waiver request) required. Essays, activities summary, 2 teacher evaluations, and official transcript are required. An interview is strongly recommended.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students are not admitted to a major, but usually choose a major at the end of their freshman year.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants should visit for information about application procedures for international applicants. All candidates are required to take the following tests: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT, and two SAT Subject Tests, one each in math and one in science. Non-native English speakers may substitute the TOEFL for the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT.

Residency Requirements

Transfer students are required to complete at least three semesters at MIT in order to earn a degree.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants must have completed 2 or more terms at an accredited college, university, technical institute, military academy or community college at the time of entry to MIT and be in good standing there. We strongly recommend having taken 1 year of college-level calculus and calculus-based physics, and 1 semester each of biology and chemistry. They must also submit scores for the SAT Reasoning Test, or TOEFL. In addition, they must submit two SAT Subject Tests, one each in math and science. Competitive applicants have a 3.5 GPA or above.