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MIT counselor recommendation requirement

Hey everyone! I'm currently working on my college applications and I was wondering if MIT requires a counselor recommendation as part of their application process. Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hello! Yes, MIT does require a counselor recommendation as part of their application process. It's an important component that helps the admissions committee better understand your academic performance, personal qualities, and the context of your high school. The counselor recommendation provides insights into your character, motivation, and potential that might not be evident from other parts of the application.

In addition to the counselor recommendation, MIT also requires two teacher recommendations. Ideally, these should come from teachers who have taught you in core academic subjects (such as math, science, social studies, English, or foreign language) and can speak to your strengths and abilities within those subjects. It should also be a teacher from your junior or senior year, or a teacher who has taught you for multiple years.

When asking for recommendations, make sure to give your teachers and counselor ample time to write a thoughtful and comprehensive letter. It's always a good idea to provide them with a "brag sheet" or a list of your accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and any other relevant information that will help them craft a strong letter on your behalf.

Good luck with your MIT application and the rest of your college admissions journey!

7 months ago

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