Advanced Study Program
Application and All Supporting Materials Deadlines
|Spring 2014||January 1, 2014||November 1, 2013|
|Fall 2014||August 1, 2014||June 1, 2014|
|Spring 2015||January 1, 2015||November 1, 2014|
Note: Spring terms start in February and Fall terms start in September.
- Completed Application - Fill out and submit the online application.
- Resume - Include work experience and education. Please be specific about dates (no more than two pages).
- 2 Letters of Recommendation - From supervisor, college professor, or colleague. If sponsored by a company, one letter must be from the person who is nominating you.
- Statement of Objectives - Why ASP? Describe your background and work experiences and how MIT coursework will advance your professional goals (250 words).
- Preliminary Course Selection
- Make selections from the MIT Catalogue. For an explanation of course symbols visit here.
Some courses may require prerequisites or the instructor’s permission. List top choices including course number, course title and number of units as well as additional choices. ASP students can only take 50% of registered classes from MIT Sloan (Course 15).
- Official Transcripts (in English)
Include transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions of study. Electronic transcripts accepted.
- Letter of Support
– If sponsored by a company, submit a letter from a principal executive indicating a willingness to provide appropriate financial support and a leave of absence.
– If self-funded, provide a written statement indicating funds available for tuition, fees and living expenses, and a bank statement indicating sufficient funds.
- Non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00 – payable to MIT Advanced Study Program
- Copy of Permanent Resident card (for non-US citizens)
- Copy of Official Score Report from TOEFL, TOEICS, or IELTS (international students and permanent residents only) - If a non-native speaker or your high school or college instruction was not in English, you must demonstrate proficiency through one of these tests taken after January 1, 2011. Strong candidates will score:
- 100 or better on the iBT (internet-based TOEFL)
- 233 or better on the CBT (computer-based TOEFL)
- 7.5 or better on the IELTS (International English Language Test)
- International applicants who require a U.S. student visa
- Must enroll as full-time students taking at least three courses (36 credits/units). Most subjects at MIT are either 9 or 12 credits/units each.
- Pay full-time tuition of $24,120 (covering between 36-48 units/credits) for each semester for 2013-2014.
- Should apply for a student visa at least three months before the semester starts to allow time for processing.
- Applicants currently in the U.S. on a work visa are limited to one course per semester. If accepted into the Advanced Study Program, individuals must show their visa credentials to the MIT International Student Office.
Massachusetts state law requires students carrying 27 or more units or on a F-1 or J-1 visa (regardless of the number of units) to have health insurance. Students who have other insurance that meets Massachusetts requirements can ask to waive mandatory enrollment in the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. For further information, visit the Student Health Plan website or contact the Student Health Plan office at 617-253-4371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Special Students must show evidence of required inoculations and submit a Medical Report Form to the MIT Medical Department. The Medical Report Form must be submitted to the MIT Medical Department prior to Registration Day. For further information or questions on the Medical Report Form, contact email@example.com.