MIT Transfer 2021

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. I will be applying for 2021 MIT Fall semester and currently I am attending BMCC in New York City. My GPA is 3.6 and I have completed 12 credits, and I have signed up for 16 credits this fall semester. After December of this year, I will apply for lots of prestigious universities and I have about three Ivy League colleges in my mind. I am interested about the finance or business analytics major at MIT but I already know how tough it is to get in there. Even 1500 SAT Scorers do not get in there sometimes I heard. Well, I will be extremely honest about my journey. In middle school, I had 3.7 GPA in 7th grade but then dropped down in eight grade. Then at high school, my freshmen year GPA was 3.7 and then dropped down later. I graduated from high school with 2.9/3.0 estimated GPA. I was really disappointed with myself, but I did not get motivated after that. Well, I moved to NYC in 2019 and started BMCC in 2020. I would say this move changed my life completely because I have not only gotten 3.6 in first semester, but I also got " Dean List ", award in my English class, topped my English class (out of 20 students, highest scorer) as well. After the spring semester of 2020, I completely have changed and I am very focused about education like I never was before. I am clear about getting a degree soon and also get one from a top college. So, even if I apply for MIT and I do not get accepted, no regrets. So, my question is my SAT score was below 1000 and I have not taken any science class in my college yet. So, my question to all of you is that should I even apply? I know I can apply with waiver and all that. My SAT score and high school GPA is not good enough but doing fairly well at my college as of now. Please let me know any one. Thank you everyone for reading this.

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“Ideal preparation includes—at the very least—one year each of college-level calculus and calculus-based physics. Depending on your major, you may have covered more ground in one science discipline or another, or you may have more engineering than science courses. Fortunately, each decision is made on a case-by-case basis and depends on your course of study and institutional offerings.”

I do not think that you fully understand what it is like to be a student at MIT.

If you were the top #1 student in your high school in math and sciences, and you have multiple 800’s in SAT tests in math and sciences, then you are likely to be average or potentially below average at MIT. In this case, you would still find MIT to be very difficult.

I think that there are many other universities that would be a much better fit for you.

MIT is even tougher to get into as a transfer than as a freshman.

Your high school transcript is a required part of the transfer application. So your high school record will be problematic.

I would think that your chances for admission are quite low for MIT or the Ivy’s.

Has anyone else had their checklist just disappear?


me too

When are the transfer decisions going to be released by MIT for Fall 2021? I thought it was May 1, but have not heard anything yet.

Anyone else waiting for the decision?

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meee, when is it released?

Because of holiday, they might delay it

I feel like maybe on Monday since may 1 was a Saturday

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Dont they usually let students know beforehand? I checked last years forum and they did send an update that decisions will come May 4th at 3:14pm

So either tomorrow or they will email

I’m not sure tbh but yeah someone on discord said they usually alternate between may 4/5th so who knows

Ok so the checklist has disappeared… in its place is a financial aid blurb with the option to manage financial aid. Anyone else seeing this??? And what does it mean?

its normal, that means the decision date is soon

the decision date on 2019 was may 3rd, so who knows

Seems like it’s probably going to be tomorrow then?

Yes, hopefully tomorrow.

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