MIT Graduate Admissions Statement
March 26, 2020
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.
In particular, as we review applications now and in the future, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Pass/No Record (or Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail) and other grading options during the unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruptions, whether those decisions were made by institutions or by individual students. We also expect that the individual experiences of applicants will richly inform applications and, as such, they will be considered with the entirety of a student’s record.
Ultimately, even in these challenging times, our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are collectively excellent and composed of outstanding individuals who will challenge and support one another.
Questions or concerns about this statement should be directed to the academic department or program to which the prospective student has applied.
How do I apply?
What are the application requirements and deadlines?
May I use MIT's graduate application?
How do I pay for the application fee?
Can the application fee be waived or deferred?
I applied last year; how can I reapply?
Can you give me an idea of my chances for admission, based on GRE scores or Class Rank, for example?
Is it OK to send copies of awards, papers or extra letters of recommendation to supplement my application?
May I apply to other departments or programs outside of the Chemical Engineering department?
Are there any differences in the application requirements for the different graduate programs (Ph.D., Ph.D. CEP, M.S. CEP)?
Will the Department keep me informed of my application status?
Whom do I contact if I have questions about the application process?
Can I visit your department or contact faculty before being admitted?
GRE, IELTS or TOEFL
Is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) mandatory?
How do I report my GRE scores?
When is the last date I can take the GRE?
What is the minimum score for the GRE test and the minimum GPA?
Who is required to take the IELTS or TOEFL?
How do I report my IELTS or TOEFL scores?
When is the last date I can take the IELTS or TOEFL?
What is the minimum requirement for the IELTS?
What is the minimum requirement for the TOEFL?
Can I submit TOEFL scores instead of IELTS scores?
Graduate Degree Programs
What degree programs do you offer in Chemical Engineering?
Can I apply to more than one degree program in your department?
Are interdisciplinary programs available?
Does the Department admit its own S.B. students to the graduate program?
I am an undergraduate chemistry major. Do I have a chance of being admitted? Are there courses I should take to strengthen my engineering background?
Is there any way to pursue part-time non-degree study at MIT?