Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Do you offer a Graduate Application Assistance Program?
Is the deadline the same for the application and supporting documents?
How do I pay for the application fee?
Can the application fee be waived or deferred?
I applied last year; how can I reapply?
Is it OK to send copies of awards, papers or extra letters of recommendation to supplement my application?
I will be applying before I finish the fall term. Should I update my application with a new transcript which includes my fall term grades?
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?
What are the selection criteria?
My undergraduate experience was affected by COVID-19. What will this mean for my application?
Can I visit your department or contact faculty before being admitted?
Can I contact faculty?
How can I submit my GRE score?
Can I waive the IELTS or TOEFL exams?
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?
What degree programs do you offer in Chemical Engineering?
Can I apply to more than one degree program in your department?
If I am not admitted to the PhD program, will I be considered for the MSCEP program?
Since I have been in the workforce for the last few years, it will be difficult to obtain all letters of recommendation from faculty members. Is it OK to ask my employer/supervisors to write letters in support of my application?
Are interdisciplinary programs available?
Does the Department admit its own S.B. students to the graduate program?
Do I need to have research experience prior to applying?
I do not have a background in Chemical Engineering, can I still apply?
Are there courses I should take to strengthen my engineering background?
Is there any way to pursue part-time study at MIT?
Do you offer financial support?
Does the stipend cover health insurance?
Do you offer spring or summer term admission?
Can I receive transfer credit for graduate courses I have already taken?
What is the review process timeline?
Can you give me an idea of my chances for admission, based on scores or Class Rank, for example?
If admitted, can I defer my admission?
Whom do I contact if I have questions about the application process?