Transfer Questions


<p>I am a bioengineering freshman at a mid-sized state university. MIT has always been somewhat of a “dream” (sorry-this phrase is so overdone) school for me. However, for financial and other reasons, I held myself back from applying as a HS senior. </p>

<p>Now, I am at a comparatively well ranked engineering school as well as a strong BioE program. Whilst I am NOT unhappy here, I feel that I should have tried my chances at MIT, and therefore am thinking about puting in a transfer application (and crossing my fingers while hoping for the best ^_^).</p>

<p>However, before I proceed with the application and overall transfer process, I have two main questions:</p>

<li><p>I am pursuing a minor in Finance. Will this hinder my chances in any way? I realize that the Sloan school is extremely competitive and selective (but honestly, what part of MIT is not?) and what if they decide that I do not qualify for it in some way? Will they just flat-out reject me even though I am primarily an engineering major?</p></li>
<li><p>I have taken only 1 semester of English. It is an Advanced Composition class which covers 2 semesters in 1 and is selective in student uptake. Additionally, I have no college credits in programming (although I learned how to code when I was 14 from my mom’s CIS books-just never bothered to take any ‘formal’ classes in it)</p></li>

<p>Thank you for all your help. I hope that these conflicts can be resolved and that I can <em>finally</em> go ahead with my application. :-)</p>

<p>The transfer process is somewhat different from the freshman admissions process, but freshmen are definitely not admitted to MIT by major, and I am under the impression that transfer students are not either. That is to say, I'm fairly sure that they admit the people they admit, and then those people are free to choose their majors and minors as they wish. </p>

<p>It's not an MIT general institue requirement to take a programming class. The transfer admissions webpage only asks that transfer students take "a variety of mathematics and science courses before applying... this includes one year each of college-level calculus and calculus-based physics, and one semester each of biology and chemistry."</p>

<p>Thanks so much Mollie! I am really appreciative of your prompt and helpful reply. ^_^</p>

<p>You've probably already reviewed the new admissions website page for Transfer Admissions, but if not be sure to do so: there is a lot of helpful information there.</p>

<p>I'm in the same exact position as you wanting to get in as a transfer. Your not alone.</p>