Application Process for Under Graduate Courses in Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers under graduate programmes in various disciplines. The institute provides admission to candidates from all over the world to its Under Graduate programmes. It provides admission to a batch of 150 students per year. Admission to undergraduate programmes is based on the scores obtained in the screening test and interview conducted by the institute.

Application Process

Candidates can apply for the under graduate programmes after completing their higher secondary education. The institute provides admission to smart and talented candidates.  Candidates are required to create a MyMIT account in the official website of the institution. Then they have to the complete the first step in the application process. It includes Biographical information of the candidate, parent information and field of study. In the second step, the candidates will be asked to write essays on the topics given by the institutions. Candidates are required to list their activities in the provided form. Candidates should submit three reference letters, one letter from guidance counselor and two from school teachers. The format of the recommendation letter can be downloaded from MyMIT account.

Candidates who have successfully completed the screening test will be shortlisted for the interview. Interview will normally take place in the local area of the candidate. Candidates can expect SKYPE interview if the institution lacks alumni volunteering to interview in their local area. Generally interview lasts for an hour. Final selection is based on the scores obtained in the screening test, interview and marks obtained in the qualifying exam.

The selection process includes two types of screening test from which candidates can select any one according to their preference. The provided options for the screening test are as following

Option 1: Candidates are required to go through Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) with Mathematics and Science as a compulsory subject. Students who speak English natively are required to select this option. There will not be a minimum mark to qualify in SAT or ACT. Candidates are short listed on the basis of the scores they obtained in the test.

Option 2: This option includes the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as well as two SAT subjects. Of the two subjects, one should be in Mathematics level and other should be from Science streams such as Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology. This test is highly recommended for the foreign students who do not speak English at home or in school. There will be a minimum qualifying mark in TOEFL exam.



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