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MITES 2013 Discussion

run1116run1116 Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
edited July 2013 in Summer Programs
Hey guys. Who's ready to apply for MITES 2013? I haven't seen a thread on MITES for this year yet, so I decided to start one.

By the way, the official website has been updated for MITES 2013. The application comes out in November, a month from now. Here is the website: Applications

Good luck to all those who apply!
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Replies to: MITES 2013 Discussion

  • bublububublubu Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    I noticed the selection notification has moved up a month from April to march. Good news, especially to those who apply and are accepted to multiple programs and choose not not attend a competing program in the hopes of securing a spot at MITES.
  • DreamKid1015DreamKid1015 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I'm interested in applying for Mites 2013, but what are they looking for specifically? (Maybe an alumni should answer this question) I like to know this before I apply to see if I qualify at all.
  • bublububublubu Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    I would definitely look at the previous MITES threads to get a feel for what they are looking for in candidates. There are numerous posts from alumni that you will find helpful.
  • run1116run1116 Registered User Posts: 147 Junior Member
    Yes! Selection in March instead of April means that much less suspense!

    I've read some of the previous MITES threads, and they are pretty helpful. If you haven't, read some of them for a bit.
  • RowZay42RowZay42 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Hey guys. I'm a MITES 12 alumnus, and I encourage you all to apply. It was a fantastic 6 weeks that I would repeat over and over again if given the chance. From what I noticed from my peers, the OEOP office is looking for a diverse group of gifted students with different talents, skills, and interests. You do not necessarily have to be number 1 in your class or have a perfect SAT. They want a group of students with vision and who are not afraid to challenge themselves to not only find the answers, but understand the processes. I can't really determine if you'll get in, so don't try the "chance me" thing. Just apply and see how it goes.
  • NewHavenCTmomNewHavenCTmom Registered User Posts: 2,022 Senior Member
    @Rowzay! DD14 will be applying and is worried about life outside of the classroom. The program that she did this past summer treated the kids like children instead of young adults. Which really annoyed her b/c the summer before(summer 2011) she did the summer program at Choate and they treated the students as responsible young adults. Which she loved b/c they had the freedom to come/go (they still had rules/boundaries but were allowed many freedoms).
  • RowZay42RowZay42 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    I had the same worry too, but it turns out that at MITES, there's no rules! Haha actually there is a few rules, but they make sense, like no going to Chinatown (which is really sketchy),and you have to let your Cluster leader (a TA) know if you plan on going out somewhere off campus. That's as easy as sending a text message or leaving a note on their door. MIT's not about that "holding hand" life. They want you to have that pre-college experience. We did some pretty fun stuff, like going to the movies, seeing the fireworks, and going to the mall. You cherish those rare moments when you're not doing a pset lol.
  • DangitdangDangitdang Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
    Rowzay lies, we had no life.
  • NewHavenCTmomNewHavenCTmom Registered User Posts: 2,022 Senior Member
    Dangitdag... please expound! I would love all the gory details.. as would everyone else applying.

    The reason why I want to know is b/c my daughter (as well as all of you) will need a summer before senior year to learn, expand your personal selves AND socialize with your peers/explore the world around you without lots of "kindergartenish" hand holding. Especially since her summer right after her freshman year was all of the things that I mentioned above. That summer still holds a special place in her heart. I would hate for her to spend 6 weeks at a program that would treat her like a child, especially since she will be almost 18 years old
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 10,509 Senior Member
    Sent you a message NHmom.
  • Sky360Sky360 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I plan on applying to Mites this year. It sounds like an amazing experience.
  • MobiusUnoMobiusUno Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    I'm totally looking forward to getting the chance to apply, if not a bit worried about it.

    Firing off a quick question, would MITES accept SAT scores from the January test a bit late?
    I'd like to take the SAT again to see if I can bump up the score a tad before I apply, but the issue is, if I take it in December, I'll be doing so before I see what I got on the PSAT, since the scores are reported so late (Thanks Collegeboard...). If I'm not in a totally different universe at the moment, I believe MITES accepts PSAT scores, and If I do as well as I feel I did, I might as well use that.

    Either way, I wish the best of luck to all of you, and I sure hope I'll be meeting some of you!
  • basicspacebasicspace Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    I really want to apply to this program; however, I'm afraid I have an orchestra tour that cuts right through the middle of it :\.

    Should I still give application a shot, or will missing a week of a 6 week program completely leave me behind?
  • NewHavenCTmomNewHavenCTmom Registered User Posts: 2,022 Senior Member
    If you apply knowing that you have other obligations probably won't be fair if you get in and someone else, who can dedicate the whole 6 weeks to the program..... what will you do? leave? then try to come back? I doubt that will be ok.
  • basicspacebasicspace Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Well, if you apply and you get in, you're not exactly stealing a spot from anyone. They know what they're looking for, and if you fit the bill, you're in. You could say the same for affirmative action. Is it fair for a black student to get in when 5 other asian kids are more qualified? Most colleges believe, yes, it is. Same logic applies here.

    However, being a week behind is never a good thing at all. Looks like I'll have to find another one then.
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