Our 2017-18 Application Essay Questions | MIT Admissions

Thankfully (!!!) MIT has modified its application this year. Their essay questions the past two cycles were straight-up awful for BSers to deal with. This year they’ve gone down to ONE main question – which , except that they’re also introducing a system sort of similar to HBS, where you submit a second essay if you’re invited to interview. ( is not the same, but it’s the same idea: get another submission from the applicant at the interview stage.) AND while on first glance it appeared that MIT retained the worst of the worst of its essay prompts from last year (see below), actually they changed that too! All around positives.

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What we ask about on our application also sends a message as to what we care about. In the very first essay question on our application we ask students what they do for fun. And we remind students that this is not a trick question. Indeed, in the instructions to our application, we say the following: "The truth is that we’re looking for balance. MIT is an intense educational experience — one that requires regular down-time to digest and process. The ability to prioritize and balance becomes very important. We’d like to hear about the ways you’ve embraced this in high school, because it’s a great (and necessary) skill for thriving here."

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Southpaw asked: "I've already submitted my application. I'd been hoping to submit an essay I wrote for a contest in the optional question but I didn't have a copy of the essay. I later emailed the essay contests people who sent me the essay, but unfortunately I've already submitted the app. What do I now? Should I forget about it, or is there a way to get it to admissions?"

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Acceptances with these essay(s): MIT; MIT Application Massachusetts Institute of Technology. help and sometimes to even challenge them with my questions and. The following prompts are from the 2014-15 admissions. MIT application essays that worked ‘My love. and the passionately nerdy student population of MIT. Log into your MyMIT account for online application, application tracking Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rather than asking you to write one long essay, the MIT application consists of several short response questions and essays designed to help us get to know you. Remember that this is not a writing test. These are the places in the application where we look for your voice - who you are, what drives you, what's important to you, what makes you tick. Be honest, be open, be authentic - this is your opportunity to connect with us.

You should certainly be thoughtful about your essays, but if you're thinking too much - spending a lot of time stressing or strategizing about what makes you "look best", as opposed to the answers that are honest and easy - you're doing it wrong.

We do expect that applicants will follow the word limits provided on the application for the essays and shorter response questions. Keep in mind that the system counts both words and characters. The system will dictate the allowed length of your responses. Your information will not be saved if the responses are too long. You may have to "play" with your thoughts and sentences a bit to meet the limits.

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Even so, Kreisberg really seems irritated by the MIT recommendation essay. As he puts it, “There is another question, a so-called “cool” question which is like no other in the catalog of B-school applications. You are supposed to write your own rec. And as bad and unoriginal and uninspiring as that is, the way the actually state the instructions makes it worse. If you are unfamilar with this one, as they say over there in Central Square, ‘brace yourself Waldo.'”

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Sandy Kreisberg of finds fault not only with that one question but with the entire MIT application this year. Opines Kreisberg: “Because the questions are both odd and nearly incomprehensible, it is Xmas for consultants, as confused internationals, head-scratching Americans, and even office managers at consulting firms call up to say, ‘Whaaaaaaa.’ There are two very odd essays and a recommendation form that is now non-standard (compared to H/S/W) and annoying.”

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As you have more questions about the MIT Sloan application and essays, feel free to reach out to Vincent and myself via our link or , and we’ll reply promptly. Also, rely on MIT Sloan’s admissions Q&A, which you can find . And of course, stay tuned for more posts in our ! Finally, make sure to give our a try and let us know what you think.