How to Apply for Readmission
Download and complete the Undergraduate Application for Readmission from this site or obtain a copy from S3 staff in 5-104. The application describes all supplementary materials that are required to support the application. A student on withdrawal should make an appointment with one of our deans to discuss readmission and also review the Readmission Checklist.
In addition to contacting Student Support Services, a student who previously declared a major should contact the Undergraduate Academic Administrator for that major and the former faculty advisor to discuss his/her situation. If you are thinking of switching majors you should be in touch with both your former and new department. These departments will coordinate who writes a letter on your behalf. First-year students should contact their freshman advisor and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming.
If you are seeking to reapply following a second required withdrawal, please see the Application Review Process section of this website for more information.
Students who do not graduate within ten years of their original date of entry should contact Student Support Services and consult with a dean about their application for readmission. If appropriate, Student Support Services will make a referral to the Committee on Curricula (CoC) for a full academic review to determine the student's status with respect to the GIRs.
All students seeking readmission must submit:
- a Readmission Application form;
- a personal statement;
- a chronological, dated list of activities (e.g., classes, jobs, travel) while away from MIT;
- a student-developed academic plan for graduation that addresses completion of the GIR subjects and, in the case of students who have declared a major, the requirements for the major;
- a letter commenting on the student's suitability for readmission and the proposed academic plan from the academic department or program to which the student would like to return or in the case of first-year students or undesignated sophomores, a letter from your freshman advisor and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP). In order for the department to write a letter you will need to provide them with your academic plan, and a current MIT transcript with degree audit obtained from the Registrar's Office (see readmission application for instructions on obtaining a transcript and degree audit). We encourage students to discuss the plan with the faculty advisor and/or academic department to determine if graduation requirements are being addressed.
The items above, with the exception of number 5, are due by June 15 for Fall term readmission and November 15 for Spring term readmission. The letter from your academic department or academic advisor is due by July 1 for Fall term readmission and December 1 for Spring term readmission.
Supplementary items required may include:
- letters of reference from employers or faculty of other universities attended,
- transcripts of coursework completed at other institutions. If the transcript will not be sent by the posted deadline, please ask your instructors/professors to send us an email (Lmaxim@mit.edu) indicating your standing in the class around the time of the deadline. Once the official transcript becomes available, please have it sent as soon as possible. The Readmission Committee also welcomes letters from instructors or professors who can comment more generally on your performance.
- letters from physicians or clinicians with whom the student received treatment. Clinicians in MIT Medical and MIT Mental Health and Counseling Service review the medical information, and provide a recommendation in writing to the Readmission Committee to be included in the application. This recommendation letter is critical in assisting the committee to arrive at its readmission recommendation.
The supplementary items required will vary by the circumstances of your withdrawal. Materials are due two weeks after the initial application deadline (July 1 for the Fall term and December 1 for the Spring term). If you have questions about the items needed for your application, please contact your S3 dean or the Readmission Coordinator, Laura Maxim.