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    I'm currently studying my last year of A-Levels and now thinking to apply for Uni. I want to apply to MIT, which is in America, and I was wondering how I can apply for it.
    I did some research and found that I need to apply through the myMIT portal but I am not sure if I apply for EA (Early Action) or RA (Regular Action).
    In the link below:
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/transfer/application
    it clearly says "If you are a citizen of a foreign country, you may apply for fall entry only" which makes me wonder if I apply for RA or EA but is that only for transfer students? I am so confused since in this link below:
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/freshman/cycles
    it says "MIT Early Action is an option for all applicants, domestic and international". It says "international" and I believe that means foreign citizen like me.
    So what should I do and do I apply through myMIT:
    https://my.mit.edu/uaweb/prospectReg...A-9F3A02AEDE3D
    for EA or RA?

    Thanks for the help!!
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    (Original post by bunnylau)
    I'm currently studying my last year of A-Levels and now thinking to apply for Uni. I want to apply to MIT, which is in America, and I was wondering how I can apply for it.
    I did some research and found that I need to apply through the myMIT portal but I am not sure if I apply for EA (Early Action) or RA (Regular Action).
    In the link below:
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/transfer/application
    it clearly says "If you are a citizen of a foreign country, you may apply for fall entry only" which makes me wonder if I apply for RA or EA but is that only for transfer students? I am so confused since in this link below:
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/freshman/cycles
    it says "MIT Early Action is an option for all applicants, domestic and international". It says "international" and I believe that means foreign citizen like me.
    So what should I do and do I apply through myMIT:
    https://my.mit.edu/uaweb/prospectReg...A-9F3A02AEDE3D
    for EA or RA?

    Thanks for the help!!
    I've got no idea about any of that, but have you done the ACT or SAT tests?
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    Hi! American here. You should make sure that you have all the qualifications that MIT needs - it is one of the most selective schools in the U.S. and they tend to have some outside requirements. Early Action basically means that you'll get an acceptance or rejection around January while Regular Decision means that you'll get it around March. Early Action is a good way to show your interest and increases your chance of being accepted. Fall entry just means that you'll start the program in Fall 2018.
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    (Original post by LeapingLucy)
    I've got no idea about any of that, but have you done the ACT or SAT tests?
    I'm planning to do them but I have no idea which deadline it might be so I was worried if I'm too late.
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    (Original post by yfrisc)
    Hi! American here. You should make sure that you have all the qualifications that MIT needs - it is one of the most selective schools in the U.S. and they tend to have some outside requirements. Early Action basically means that you'll get an acceptance or rejection around January while Regular Decision means that you'll get it around March. Early Action is a good way to show your interest and increases your chance of being accepted. Fall entry just means that you'll start the program in Fall 2018.
    Which qualifications are you referring to? If it's the A-Levels then I get them by the end of my school year (around August) but if it's the SAT then I am planning on taking the exam sometime soon. If it's not those then which ones are you referring to?
    Also does that means I can apply for EA even if I am student from the UK? Or is it only RA?
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    If you’re applying EA, you need to have your SAT results ready to submit in a time period pretty close to the deadline - their website should have more info on that. Even as an international student, you can apply EA!
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    (Original post by yfrisc)
    If you’re applying EA, you need to have your SAT results ready to submit in a time period pretty close to the deadline - their website should have more info on that. Even as an international student, you can apply EA!
    Oh right thanks! I will look into that then! Thanks for the help
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    (Original post by bunnylau)
    I'm currently studying my last year of A-Levels and now thinking to apply for Uni. I want to apply to MIT, which is in America, and I was wondering how I can apply for it.
    I did some research and found that I need to apply through the myMIT portal but I am not sure if I apply for EA (Early Action) or RA (Regular Action).
    In the link below:
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/transfer/application
    it clearly says "If you are a citizen of a foreign country, you may apply for fall entry only" which makes me wonder if I apply for RA or EA but is that only for transfer students? I am so confused since in this link below:
    http://mitadmissions.org/apply/freshman/cycles
    it says "MIT Early Action is an option for all applicants, domestic and international". It says "international" and I believe that means foreign citizen like me.
    So what should I do and do I apply through myMIT:
    https://my.mit.edu/uaweb/prospectReg...A-9F3A02AEDE3D
    for EA or RA?

    Thanks for the help!!
    keep in mind that if you get accepted early action then you may not receive decisions or applications from other schools may be withdrawn. are you only applying to MIT in regards to US unis?
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    (Original post by bunnylau)
    I'm planning to do them but I have no idea which deadline it might be so I was worried if I'm too late.
    You are almost definitely too late to apply Early Action and you should register for the ACT or SAT as soon as possible. MIT I think requires two subject tests so I'd register to sit the SAT subject tests in December and take the ACT in December as well because i'm not sure you can sit the regular SAT and subject tests on the same day and wouldn't advise it even if you could!
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    (Original post by memesherrif101)
    You are almost definitely too late to apply Early Action and you should register for the ACT or SAT as soon as possible. MIT I think requires two subject tests so I'd register to sit the SAT subject tests in December and take the ACT in December as well because i'm not sure you can sit the regular SAT and subject tests on the same day and wouldn't advise it even if you could!
    I see... Thanks for the information and I'll apply for the tests soon!
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    (Original post by ALEXJOYCE9622)
    keep in mind that if you get accepted early action then you may not receive decisions or applications from other schools may be withdrawn. are you only applying to MIT in regards to US unis?
    Yes, only MIT for US unis.
 
 
 
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