@combinatorics I'm in the same boat. I didnt really develop a work ethic until 10th grade after I discovered my passion. I think if you prove yourself worthy you'll still have a good chance
For whoever asked what I'm doing this summer- I'm interning at NIH. I start Monday. However right now I have no power so I hope they do too
Hi, my name is Selin and i've been obsessed with MIT since 2007. I'm interested in studying bioengineering&political science. I'm an international applicant from Turkey and of course I'll apply to MIT in RD. So excited!
Hi everyone! My name is ED, and I've been interested in MIT since I visited the campus last summer. I'm interested in studying chemical engineering and will most definitely be applying EA.
I'm from Florida, so if I don't get into MIT, Harvard, or Yale, I'm aiming to go to the University of Florida. A little about me, I'm female, this will be my 4th year on the crew team, I'm also in debate, literary magazine, and quiz bowl, and, like most MIT hopefuls, I enjoy science, video games, and other nerdy things.
Hi my name is JR and I've been interested in MIT since 2010 when I visited my older sibling (attended MIT) for the first time. I'm interested in studying brain and cognitive studies (Course 9 ftw!!) or biological eng. (course 20) but either way, definitely medicine. My favorite superpower would be the ability to absorb other superhero and supervillain superpowers just by looking into their eyes. Dope right?
Hi. My name is IE, and I've been interested in MIT since childhood (I had a passion for physics since the very beginning ). I'm planning on studying Physics or Aerospace Engineering, and my favourite superpower is stopping time!
I'm currently extremely worried for my MIT admission, as I've been reading some people's "chance me" posts and realised I've got nothing more than good grades to offer. I'm from Switzerland and there we barely have any EC's. On top of that, any international applicant already has a very slim chance of getting in, so it's virtually impossible for me to actually be admitted.
I enjoy Maths, Physics, Ice hockey, Linux and reading SF books, and if I ever get in, I'll be looking forward to meeting you guys!
My other top choices in Colleges would be NYU, Cornell and Columbia. (they have to be in the US as my whole family is moving over there next July).
thats really cool that your from switzerland. you probably have experiences no other applicant can match. as long as you find a way to make yourself unique, i think youll be fine
are there usually a lot of swiss students who go to MIT?
Not that I know of, sadly. We have two amazing technical schools here and most "science nerds" go to those schools. As for what you said, that's exactly what I was thinking. Bring your strengths forward (for example, I speak 4 languages fluently). How about we make that another thing everyone should post on here, like their favourite superpower, one could say why you think MIT should accept you!
Hi, my name is a226263 and I've been interested in MIT since 6th grade, after my first Splash there. I'm interested in studying nuclear engineering, and my favourite superpower would be sharks with lasers.
Applying EA, too.
Yeah, same. Haven't heard anything.
I faxed in my Med. Release and called to ask to confirm that they got it (heavens forbid the fax didn't go through for some reason and that's the reason why I don't get accepted); no one answered. Also sent an email 2 days ago; no response yet.
Hey, I'm AG, from New Jersey, and I became really interested in MIT when I visited it this past weekend, actually. This school is basically my personality in a nutshell, which is actually why I want to get in even moreso than the academics. As my mother described it: "it's a school full of smartasses!"
My main worry is that I don't bring anything particularly special to the table, other than a big interest in music. I don't have really any extracurriculars involving math and science (although I'm probably doing math club/science league this year), and the only contest I was in was the AMC 12 which I scored about an 80 in. Even with music, I was never in any honors bands or anything, but I'm in every band offered in my school, and even the orchestra.
Also, I'm planning to apply EA.
Hi! I'm Andrew and I've been interested in MIT since this summer. I'm interested in studying some form of Engineering as well as Music.
My favorite superpower would be the ability to speed/slow things up/down (like this laptop!). I guess this would be similar to time travel except a bit more specific.
This is definitely my first choice and I'll be applying early.
I love math, science, and piano. I'd say I love cold weather, but maybe that's because we don't much cold weather or snow down south!
Best of luck to all of you!