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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to MIT. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

What are the transfer requirements for MIT?

MIT requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of All
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of All
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, MIT also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

MIT does not report a specific number of credits required for transfer.

What are Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down MIT transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline March 15
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline November 15
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Massachusetts Institute of Technology transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to MIT on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline May 1
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline December 15
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, MIT received 538 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 23 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for MIT is 4.28%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into MIT...

Additionally, of the 23 accepted transfer students, 21 students enrolled - that means the yield was 91.3%.

MIT accepts 5 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology transfer GPA requirements?

MIT does not require a minimum college GPA for transfer applicants. Note this may no longer be accurate and is based on survey data from 2019

Additional Transfer Info. for MIT

MIT has noted the additional policies: Transfers must submit no less than two semesters worth of credits.Transfer credit is assessed by each academic department on a course by course basis. International transfer students are not eligible to enter during spring semester..

Will you enjoy transferring to MIT?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to MIT. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Cambridge...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at MIT is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to MIT then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into MIT

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
MIT accepts 4.28% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into MIT, you should have a current GPA of at least - ideally you’re GPA will be around 0.0. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of MIT students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 760 800 780
SAT Reading 700 790 745
2018 Total SAT Score 1460 1590 1525
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 34 - 34
ACT Reading 33 35 34
2018 Total ACT Score 67 35 51

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s average SAT score is 1525. To be a competitive applicant for Massachusetts Institute of Technology your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to MIT, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Yale University
Transfering to Harvard University
Transfering to Tufts University
Transfering to Dartmouth College
Transfering to Brown University