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Covid-19 Graduate Admissions Policy Statement

March 26, 2020

In response to the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessing academic performance during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has adopted the following principle: MIT’s admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional schools will take the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their regular practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant.

In particular, as we review applications now and in the future, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Pass/No Record (or Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail) and other grading options during the unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruptions, whether those decisions were made by institutions or by individual students. We also expect that the individual experiences of applicants will richly inform applications and, as such, they will be considered with the entirety of a student’s record.

Ultimately, even in these challenging times, our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are collectively excellent and composed of outstanding individuals who will challenge and support one another.

Questions or concerns about this statement should be directed to the academic department or program to which the prospective student has applied.

Application Requirements

You must submit your application via the Online Application. Paper applications are not accepted by the Department of Chemistry. The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission was December 1, 2019 and applications are no longer being accepted. The Online Application for Fall 2021 admissions will open at 12:01am EST on September 15, 2020.  Please see below for helpful information about our application requirements. Since offers of admission are made continuously after the application deadline, all of your materials must be submitted by the application deadline. This includes letters of recommendation and the official scores for the GRE (and IELTS or TOEFL, if required).

 

Completing and Submitting the Application: Information for all applicants

 

Additional Information for International Applicants

 

Chemistry Application Mentor Program

CAMP is a volunteer-based, student-run program that provides assistance to Chemistry Applicants. CAMP is intended to assist applicants from underrepresented groups – including but not limited to: groups underrepresented in the STEM field, first generation PhD applicants, and applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds.  The application closes on November 1, 2019 for the Fall 2020 Admission Cycle.  We look forward to assisting you next year!