So, a couple questions...

<p>1.) I like to dance (waltz, specifically), and I've done it for two years. I've got a couple decent videos of me dancing, and I'd like to send something to MIT as a supplement. What would be the best way to go about this?</p>

<p>2.) How rare is it when someone with a 3.35 UW GPA get accepted into MIT? I go to a really competitive school and it took a while for me to finally realize my passion for science and MIT, so I have a bit of a checkered grades past...</p>

<p>3.35 uw gpa has virtually no chance but if you can somehow explain the reasoning behind it ie. parents death, sickness, disability, you may have a shot.</p>

<p>You should also not submit anything as an art supplement unless it's close to professional grade.</p>

if you can somehow explain the reasoning behind it ie. parents death, sickness, disability,


<p>everyone here always urges people to tell colleges about the 'reason behind it'. sometimes there is no tragic event that occurred, not everyone gets 4.0+ GPAs</p>

<p>1) Email Admissions, but I'd suggest putting them up on youtube and sending the link. You can probably email in the files if you want.</p>

<p>2) It's doable. Apply and see. I disagree with gymclasshero's assessment that there's "virtually no chance".</p>

<p>I think virtually no chance is too extreme. But chances are extremely slim esp since it's one of thee best science schools. You still have to be realistic with your chances. It could always be offset with a perfect SAT or ACT.</p>

<p>"virtually no chance" is a bit absurd. Just as nobody can tell if you if you have a sure chance, nobody can tell you that you have no chance. JUST APPLY! Putting your waltz on youtube is probably the best way to do it. Just sneak the link in somewhere appropriate.
And MIT has quite the ballroom dance club and PE class (2 separate things).</p>

<p>Indeed, I find it eternally amusing and a little bit sad that the MIT students, alumni, and admissions counselors on this board say all variants of PiperXP's "It's doable. Apply and see." And those with no direct affiliation to MIT say "virtually no chance".</p>

<p>Don't let other ignorant people put you off applying. There is a chance. Apply and see, but also, don't apply expecting that you will get in. It is much, much better to have a checkered grades past, than a checkered grades present. MIT admissions staff are all human beings who understand that people evolve and change, and who try to make the best predictions possible about what kind of a student you will be at age 20, not what kind of a student were you at age 14.</p>

<p>Allow me to add to the chorous of informed commentators who say "It's doable. Apply and see."</p>

<p>As Chris always says, you definitely don't have a chance, if you don't apply. The only way to find out is to apply. Keep in mind even if the worst thing happens and the answer isn't what you were hoping for, you will still be part of an outstanding group of applicants.</p>