MIT Graduate Admissions Policy Update

In response to the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessing academic performance during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has adopted the following principle: MIT’s admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional schools will take the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their regular practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant.


Undergraduate Admission

Please visit the Admissions Office home page to apply to MIT as an undergraduate. Since students select their majors during the spring term of their first year at MIT, all undergraduate applications are general. Information on choosing a major can be found at the First Year at MIT web site.


Graduate Admission

Students applying for graduate admission to the Department of Mechanical Engineering should apply directly to the department, which makes all graduate application decisions. You can find details of the graduate application process at Applying For Admission.

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