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12/15/2020 at 03:09PM

How to get into MIT without extracurricular experience?

I dont have much experience in extracurriculars so I want to know if it is possible to get into MIT without it

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2 answers

12/16/2020 at 04:36PM

There is no requirements for extracurricular. But, I would recommend if you don't have a lot of them. You should have a wow factor.

12/15/2020 at 03:39PM

Short answer it is impossible with no or even limited extracircular activities.

@OFHanson12/15/2020 at 07:45PM

I absolutely disagree; just one extracurricular can be extraordinary! What about an EC that earns you international representation 🤔 or one EC (research presumably) where you are published in a scientific journal 🧐 It’s not “impossible” as you’ve stated, and not even difficult, but different.

@DebaterMAX12/15/2020 at 07:51PM

I read the much expierence with ECs to mean he has just a few low tier ECs not one huge one. Like OP is a member of non competitive chess club and babysits for money. You need in-depth ECs to have a shot at MIT. Also it’s dependent if your academics and essays can counter balance your ECs. You may have a .01% shot at MIT but that’s functionally none.

@jeremiahejensen0412/15/2020 at 08:47PM

I agree with OFHanson