An insider's guide by a real, current student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

How I Got into MIT

The winning admissions strategy of a regular kid who beat the odds with no special hooks or talents

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Will your guide get me into MIT?
Who are you?
What test scores do I need to get into MIT?
How do I apply to MIT?
Is your guide for undergraduates or graduates?
I'm a senior in high school... is it too late for me to use your advice?
I'm a freshman in high school... is it too late for me to use your advice?
How does your guide help international students?
What work is necessary on my part?
Do you make any guarantees?
Are you affiliated with MIT in any way?

Will your guide get me into MIT?

No! Getting into MIT is a long and difficult process, and about 90% of applications are rejected every year. This product attempts to show you how to most effectively approach the application process and your high school years, but does NOT come CLOSE to being all you need to get into MIT. It is intended as a guide to help motivated students stand out above other high-qualified, motivated students.

Who are you?

I am a current undergraduate student at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering. I am a caucasian male from the United States and 20 years old. If you have further questions about me or my qualifications in creating this guide, contact me and ask.

What test scores do I need to get into MIT?

MIT doesn't have specific requirements for testing, although many applicants score well. For the SAT, competitive applicants have around 700+ in each section (especially math). For the ACT, a composite score of 31+ is probably competitive. For the TOEFL, MIT recommends a 100 on the IBT and a 600 on the PBT. To read more about MIT's testing requirements, check out what MIT admissions have to say.

How do I apply to MIT?

MIT has an application process similar to many other universities in the United States, and your application will be due on November 1st for early admission and January 1st for regular admission. You'll need to fill out the unique MIT application, which consists primarily of a biographical form, essays, activities, academic performance, test scores, and recommendations/evaluations. I help you tackle this in my guide. MIT admissions lays out all the requirements here.

Is your guide for undergraduates or graduates?

Although the advice I give may be applied to anyone seeking admission to the whole university, my advice is really geared towards high school students seeking undergraduate admission.

I'm a senior in high school... is it too late for me to use your advice?

Not at all. From those just starting high school to high school seniors, my advice is pertinent. I'll help those of you who are just launching your high school career think through how you want to prioritize your time and activities to optimize your chances of getting accepted, and I'll help those getting ready to apply position themselves the best on the application given what they have already done.

I'm a freshman in high school... is it too ealry for me to use your advice?

Not at all. From those just starting high school to high school seniors, my advice is pertinent. I'll help those of you who are just launching your high school career think through how you want to prioritize your time and activities to optimize your chances of getting accepted, and I'll help those getting ready to apply position themselves the best on the application given what they have already done.

How does your guide help international students?

At MIT (to my knowledge), all applicants are basically evaluated the same-- whether or not they are international. The key difference is that, unfortunatley, international admissions are far more competitive (only around 3% get accepted). In this appilcant pool it is even more important to stand out, which I help you do!

What work is necessary on my part?

A lot of work. Getting accepted to MIT is very difficult, and I don't pretend that this product is nearly enough to do it for you. My hope is that I'll give you a fresh, eye opening perspective on the way admissions work at MIT and help you figure out how to embrace your own experiences and reflect on them cleverly and persuasively to maximize your chances. Since almost all of the applicants to this school are extremely talented, it's my opinion that the right kind of presentation and self-reflection is really what makes or breaks almost any applicant, no matter if they're a genius or a regular kid.

Do you make any guarantees?

I do not guarantee that my customers will get accepted to MIT. About 1 in 4 of the people who have purchased this book and replied to me have gotten accepted, but this is such a small subset that there's no way to know for sure that my advice will improve your chances of admission. It certainly will not hurt you, and the price is small in relation to the drastic benefits you'll gain if you get in. It is really all about how you present yourself and what work you put in. This is ultimately left in your hands, not mine.

I do guarantee that your purchase will be delivered promptly and electronically and that you will receive the exact product you are paying for. You can get an idea of this through my free preview. This is my heartfelt advice and a compilation of all the knowledge I developed over hundreds of hours spent formulating a successful applicaion strategy.

Are you affiliated with MIT in any way?

I am a full time undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Other than that, this product is not affiliated, endorsed, supported, or promoted by the institution.


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