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Transfer - What MIT Considers for Admission

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There's no formula for gaining transfer admission to MIT. There is no minimum required GPA. However, competitive applicants have a 3.5 or above and mostly "A"s in math and science courses. There is no SAT II minimum score, but competitive applicants have a 700 or above on each exam.

Ideal preparation includes, at the very least, one year each of college-level calculus and calculus-based physics. Depending on your major, you may have covered more ground in one science discipline or another, or you may have more engineering than science courses. Fortunately, each decision is made on a case-by-case basis and depends on your course of study and institutional offerings.

It is very important to understand that the transfer admissions process is highly competitive, even more so than the freshman admissions process. Over the last several years out of 35-50 who apply for the spring term, we've admitted from 0-5; for the fall term out of 400-500 applicants we've admitted anywhere from 15-20. Take a chance, present yourself in the best light possible, and hope for the best. We are limited by space, and we choose those who we feel are a good match and who we feel would bring something unique and special to our community.
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