2010 Massachusetts Institution of Technology transfer

Common App

Transfer Deadline
Feb. 15(F)

Essay Questions
  • Provide your responses to essays one and two on a separate sheet, attached to this page and keep each essay to a 250 word limit.
1. Please explain your reasons for wanting to attend MIT.
2. Please discuss why you are considering transferring from your current college or university.
  • Provide your response to essay three (A or B) on a separate sheet, attached to this page and keep essay to a 500 word limit.
3. Choose essay A or B
Essay A: Tell us about an opinion that you have had to defend or an incident in your life which placed you in conflict with the beliefs of a majority of people and explain how this affected your value system.

Essay B: Tell us about the most interesting experience you've ever had.
  • SAT I or ACT: required (international students are required to apply with writing part as well, unless SAT II writing is taken.)
  • SAT II: 2 (Math and Science)
  • Recommendation letter(s): 3
  • Minimum credits
  • Others
    • Completion of 2+ terms at an accredited college, university, technical institute, military academy or community college
    • Ideally, every applicant for admission should present college coursework in calculus, calculus-based physics, chemistry, biology.
    • No minimum GPA required. However, competitive applicants have a GPA of 3.5 or above, and mostly "A"s in mathematics and science courses.
    • 90 on the internet-based exam, 577 on the paper-based exam, and 233 on the computer-based exam
  • Documents
    • Application for Parts 1 and 2. 
    • Application fee of $75
    • Official transcript of your college record to date.
    • High school/secondary school records.
    • Three evaluation forms from college instructors.
    • Optional: Supplemental materials form
Contact Info
  • Address
Admissions office
77 mass ave, 10-100 
Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Phone: 617.253.3400
  • Fax: 
  • Email: mittransfer@mit.edu