Apply to SEED Academy

MIT OFFICE OF ENGINEERING OUTREACH PROGRAMShttp://web.mit.edu/oeop

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139

617-253-8052 oeop@mit.edu

We are now accepting applications for spring 2015.
The deadline has been EXTENDED to December 3, 2014.
Apply online or see below for the paper application.


We encourage ninth and tenth graders to apply for a position in the dynamic SEED Academy. This year, we will accept approximately 30-35 students into program. We anticipate admitting between 20-25 students currently in their freshman year and small group who are currently sophomores.

In order to be eligible for SEED Academy, the applicant must be a public school student in either Boston, Cambridge or Lawrence and he or she must be free to participate from 10am to 3pm every Saturday that SEED is in session. Accepted students will demonstrate a strong interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and will enjoy the process of engineering design. SEED students must be willing to work in teams. Students will have one hour of homework per week for the program, which they are expected to complete. They must maintain a B- average and miss no more than two Saturdays of classes per year. All SEED Academy students are expected to attend two hours of tutoring per week.

SEED Academy is provided free of charge to eligible students. Students are only eligible for admission in their freshman or sophomore year. Admitted students will be eligible to reenroll in the program through their senior year, provided they meet all of the criteria for continued participation and academic excellence.

Applications instructions

A complete and accurate application consists of the following:

  • Complete Application Form
  • Student Essay
  • Copy of U.S. Birth/Citizenship or Permanent Resident "Green Card" (Please DO NOT send original)
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Science Teacher Recommendation
  • 8th grade report card (for all applicants) and 9th grade report card (*for 10th grade applicants)
  • Most Recent Report Card (for all applicants)
  • 8th grade MCAS scores
  • Passport sized photograph

Items to be mailed to SEED Academy Admissions are:

  • Copy of U.S. Birth/Citizenship or Permanent Resident "Green Card" (Please DO NOT send original)
  • 8th grade report card (for all applicants) and 9th grade report card (*for 10th grade applicants)
  • Most Recent Report Card (for all applicants)
  • 8th grade MCAS scores
  • Passport sized photograph

Apply online or
download the paper application.