Friday, March 20, 2020

MIT Candidates:Subject Test Announcement

Dear Colleague,

We are writing today to share an update about MIT's testing requirements. MIT has made the decision to no longer consider the SAT Subject Tests as part of the admissions process starting with the 2020–21 admissions cycle. This decision was made after considerable study and we believe this decision will improve access for students applying to MIT.

For students seeking admission to enter MIT in 2021 and beyond, we will require the SAT or ACT for all applicants both domestic and international. For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend taking the TOEFL if they have been using English for less than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that alongside the SAT or the ACT.

Please visit our website to learn more details about this announcement and our revised testing requirements.

As always, thank you for all of your thoughtful work with students and families. We appreciate all that you do.

Best regards,

Stu Schmill
Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services