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Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply to MITES, applicants must be:

• U.S. citizens or permanent residents

• High school juniors or equivalent


Selection criteria

Students selected for MITES generally have the following qualities:

• Passion for science, technology, engineering and math
This can be demonstrated through extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation.

• Strong academic record
There is no minimum GPA or test score cutoff.


Any of the following qualities are considered plus factors – not entry requirements – for applicants:

• Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American

• Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch

• Potentially the first family member to attend college

• Absence of science and engineering degrees in family

• Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools


All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139

617-253-8052 oeop@mit.edu

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