MIT and Caltech Admissions Policy for International Students

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In summary, if an international student applies for undergraduate admission at MIT or Caltech and is rejected, they cannot reapply as a transfer student or for graduate school. However, this information may not be completely accurate as graduate school admissions are typically separate from undergraduate admissions in the US and it is possible for someone to be accepted for graduate school even after being rejected for undergraduate admission. This has been confirmed by at least two individuals who were rejected as undergraduates from MIT but later accepted for graduate school.
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It is true that if you apply for mit or caltech and you get refused uou can't apply anymore even as a transfer or for grad school?

(as a international student)
 
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Cozma Alex said:
It is true that if you apply for mit or caltech and you get refused uou can't apply anymore even as a transfer or for grad school?
Where did you hear or read this?

In general, graduate school admissions are completely separate from undergraduate admissions, at least in the US. I would be astonished if having been rejected for undergraduate admission automatically excludes you from graduate admission, at any university.
 
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jtbell said:
Where did you hear or read this?

In general, graduate school admissions are completely separate from undergraduate admissions, at least in the US. I would be astonished if having been rejected for undergraduate admission automatically excludes you from graduate admission, at any university.

What about trying again as a tranfer student?
 
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No, I know at least two people who did not get into MIT as undergrads but were accepted for grad school. I'm sure there are many more.
 
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jtbell said:
Where did you hear or read this?

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1. What is the admissions policy for international students at MIT and Caltech?

The admissions policy for international students at MIT and Caltech is the same as for domestic students. Both schools consider a variety of factors in the admissions process, including academic performance, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores.

2. How many international students are accepted at MIT and Caltech each year?

The number of international students accepted at MIT and Caltech varies from year to year, but on average, around 10-15% of the total undergraduate population at each school consists of international students.

3. Are international students eligible for financial aid at MIT and Caltech?

Yes, both MIT and Caltech are need-blind for international students, meaning that an applicant's financial need does not affect their chances of admission. Additionally, both schools offer financial aid packages that meet the full demonstrated need of accepted students, regardless of their nationality.

4. Do international students have to take the SAT or ACT for admission to MIT and Caltech?

Yes, international students are required to take either the SAT or ACT for admission to MIT and Caltech, just like domestic students. However, for non-native English speakers, the schools also accept the TOEFL or IELTS as proof of English proficiency.

5. Is there a separate application process for international students at MIT and Caltech?

No, international students follow the same application process as domestic students for both MIT and Caltech. However, there may be additional requirements for international students, such as proof of English proficiency or additional financial aid forms.

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