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MIT Language Requirement for Admission

Does MIT have a language requirement for applying? I've been looking at some colleges, and I want to make sure I have all the necessary requirements for admission. If so, what are the specifics?

7 months ago

MIT does not have a strict language requirement for applying. Instead, they have recommendations for the courses students should take in high school to be better prepared for their college education.

According to the MIT Admissions website, they recommend that applicants take a minimum of two years of a foreign language during high school. However, this is simply a recommendation, not a hard requirement for admission.

That being said, MIT is one of the most competitive schools in the country, so shooting above and beyond the official recommendations is the best way to maximize your chances of success. Plus, even though foreign language may not be directly related to your interest in a particular STEM topic, mastery of a second language shows open-mindedness, adaptability, and creativity, which are all assets in any area of study.

That being said, while it's definitely helpful to follow or even exceed MIT's recommendations and demonstrate a strong academic foundation, not meeting one particular recommendation won't necessarily make or break your chances of admission. Overall, focus on presenting a well-rounded application that displays your strengths, interests, and potential, across multiple areas. Best of luck with your college applications!

7 months ago

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