How to Apply

Deadlines and Decision Schedule 

The Admissions Committee gives every application the fullest possible review and will notify applicants of their decision. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application. 

  Deadline Decision Released
Round 1
MIT Undergraduate or
Graduate Students
November 1, 2022 December 15, 2022
Round 2
Open to all eligible
April 19, 2023 June 8, 2023

All applications should be received by 3:00 p.m. EDT on the deadline date.

Register your interest

Tips on how to apply to via the MBA Early Admission process

A complete application for entry consists of the following:

  • Cover Letter (300 words)

    MIT Sloan seeks students whose personal characteristics demonstrate that they will make the most of the incredible opportunities at MIT, both academic and non-academic. We are on a quest to find those whose presence will enhance the experience of other students. We seek thoughtful leaders with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world. We welcome people who are independent, authentic, and fearlessly creative— true doers. We want people who can redefine solutions to conventional problems, and strive to preempt unconventional dilemmas with cutting-edge ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion. Please visit the website for frequently asked questions.

    Taking the above into consideration, please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above and can be addressed to:

    Admissions Committee
    50 Memorial Drive
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Your cover letter should be 300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation.

  • Resume

    Please submit a one-page resume. This will help us easily track your academic and career path. Space is limited, so it's okay if you can't fit everything. Just make sure to focus on your work results, not just your title or job description. Here are some pointers on formatting: 

    • One page limit
    • Times New Roman font
    • Size 10 font
    • Word or PDF formats only
    • Provide the following information in reverse chronological order:
      • Education - Please include relevant awards, scholarships and professional societies
      • Work Experience - Please include company name, title, results-oriented bullets that demonstrate your skill set, and dates
      • Additional information - Please include languages spoken, extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, and special skills/interests (if appropriate)
  • Video Question 1

    Introduce yourself to your future classmates. Here's your chance to put a face with a name, let your personality shine through, be conversational, be yourself. We can't wait to meet you! 

    Videos should adhere to the following guidelines:

    • No more than 1 minute (60 second) in length
    • Single take (no editing) 
    • Speak directly to the camera
    • Do not include background music or subtitles
  • Video Question 2

    All MBA Early applicants will be prompted to respond to a randomly generated, open-ended question.

    Video Question 2 is a part of your required application materials and will appear as a page within the application, once the other parts of your application are completed.

    The question is designed to help us get to know you better; to see how you express yourself and to assess your communication style. It does not require prior preparation.

    Applicants are given one minute to prepare a 60 second response.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    A detailed recommendation can tell us a lot about you. Make sure you select individuals qualified to speak about your results as a professional and your potential as a leader.

    Some important details:

    • MBA Early applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.
    • One recommendation from a professional contact, e.g., a work supervisor or manager
    • One recommendation from an academic contact, e.g., a faculty member who can speak to your academic ability. If you are currently an MIT student, please use an MIT faculty member for your academic recommendation.
    • We do not accept recommendations from family members.
    • MIT Sloan utilizes the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation form.
    • Find more information about the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation here.
    • If you are an MIT student, please use an MIT Professor for one of your letters.
    • Your letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline date. It is your responsibility to remind your recommenders to make sure it is submitted on time.  
  • Academic Transcripts

    We know you've worked hard to get to where you are today. Tell us about your academic journey, so we can understand what experience and skills you might bring to the classroom as an MIT Sloan student. Please include every undergraduate and graduate institution you've attended, or are currently attending. List your degree-granting undergraduate institution first.

    Please scan and upload your transcript(s) from all colleges and universities you attended or are currently attending. If you are currently earning a degree, please upload your most up-to-date transcript. We review transcripts carefully, please double check that what you have uploaded is legible.

    Some important details:

    • All applicants to the program must hold a four-year undergraduate degree or three-year equivalent undergraduate degree from outside of the U.S, by time of matriculation.
    • Do not mail any hard copies of official academic records or transcripts.
    • If you received an undergraduate degree as part of a Master's program, please include an undergraduate entry in addition to your Master's degree.
    • If your transcripts are not in English, please scan and upload both the original and the certified translation.
    • We cannot accept "digitally signed" or encrypted transcripts. If you're having difficulty uploading your document, this may be the reason. Print out your transcript, scan it, and upload the PDF.

    Once admitted to the program you will be required to provide an official signed and sealed transcript from all schools attended. Any discrepancies between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a candidate's rejection or a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

  • Test Scores

    Standardized tests, such as GMAT and GRE are a component of the application process and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. The admissions committee will continue to accept the remote/at-home version of these exams. Because of the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MBA Early offering will allow candidates for the 2022-23 admission cycle to submit a request for a test waiver, should their current situation prevent them from safely being able to access an exam. On the waiver request, you will be required to answer “Are you able to safely access a GMAT or GRE either in person or virtually?” If the waiver is approved, and the candidate is admitted, no test will be required.

    MIT Seniors with a 4.2 GPA or higher do not need to submit a test score to apply and do not need to submit a waiver request.

    We will accept self-reported test scores by the application deadline, and welcome either the traditional or online version of exams. Official scores should be sent using the following school codes:

    GMAT School Code: X5X-QS-41
    GRE School Code: 3791

  • Relevant Coursework & Professional Certifications

    Please list courses that you are currently taking or that you have completed in the following areas:

    • Accounting
    • Calculus
    • Communications
    • Finance
    • Microeconomics
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Probability
    • Statistics 

    Additionally, applicants are welcome to submit other pieces of academic evidence such as: professional certifications CFA, CPA, among others; non-degree coursework such as CORe, edX, or any other non-degree coursework completed; all of which may assist the Admissions Committee in its evaluation process. 

  • Optional Short Answer Question

    Applicants are invited to expand on their background by responding to the following optional 250 word short answer question:

    How has the world you come from shaped who you are today? For example, your family, culture, community, all help to shape aspects of your identity. Please use this opportunity if you would like to share more about your background.

    This question is truly optional; applicants will not be evaluated more positively or negatively should the choose to respong. This is an opportunity for you to share more about yourself with the Admissions Committee, should you choose to do so.

  • Application Fee: Waived

    No application fee is required for the MIT Sloan MBA Early Admission process.

  • The Interview

    The interview is a required step in the process and will be scheduled by invitation only, after an initial evaluation of a complete application. All interviews will be conducted virtually.