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How do I apply to MIT through QuestBridge?

If you’re applying to MIT through QuestBridge College Match, simply complete and submit the QuestBridge Match application.

If you’re named a QuestBridge Finalist and ranked MIT, your QuestBridge application will be forwarded to us for review, and we will contact you about filling out our additional MIT QuestBridge Supplement. You do not need to fill out a first-year application if you are a Finalist; the QuestBridge application and MIT QuestBridge Supplement will act in place of the MIT first-year application.

Please note: Along with the MIT QuestBridge Supplement, we require an official school transcript. If your counselor/school official already sent an official transcript through the QB application, please allow 7–10 business days for this to be reflected on your Applicant Status page (located in the MIT application portal after you have submitted your QB supplement). If you did not submit an official transcript with your QB application, you can request an official transcript from your school counselor on your Applicant Status page after you submit your QB supplement.

We accept QuestBridge applications without a humanities/social sciences/language teacher letter of recommendation, but if your application didn’t include a math/science teacher letter of recommendation, we strongly recommend asking one of your math or science teachers to write one for you. If you are selected as a QuestBridge Finalist, you will be able to add the recommender information to your MIT QuestBridge Supplement, and they will receive directions on how to submit their letter.

MIT will contact both matched and unmatched Finalists in early December, and let them know what their next steps should be.

If you applied for the QuestBridge Match but were not selected as a Finalist, you are still welcome to apply to MIT through our Regular Action cycle using our application portal. If you are not a Finalist, you must fill out the entire MIT first-year application.

MIT practices need-blind admissions for all students. If you’re admitted, MIT will assemble a financial aid award made up of grants and scholarships that will meet 100% of your demonstrated need. This usually means an award similar to the College Match Scholarship.

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