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MIT International transfer experience

  1. Mar 2, 2014 #1
    Some time ago I made a thread about advice going to MIT. Now I am seeing how does the transfer process work in several universities, but I have find that it is a labyrinth.
    Each university site tells me to register many things, for example to do the SAT test, and then to PROFILE, which apparently seems to be useful to apply for scholarships, but then I discovered that they are the same thing, but when I enter the college board site I don't find the PROFILE section if there is any, and I have to "designate MIT as a recipient" in the information i sent, but I don't know where, nor how.

    In short I want someone who has experience being an international transfer student, specially to MIT, to answer this questions:

    1.-Is there a place where I can find good explanations for each step?. MIT site has good explanations for the academic applying, but not for the financial aid applying
    2.-Can you please tell me how was the process with you, as detailed as you want? (there is not too much detailed). Obviously if you did it 20+ years ago is still useful but I prefer more recent experiences
    3.-All the advices you have, thing you did right, things you could have done better
    4.-Who answered your questions?

    Thanks a lot.
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  3. Mar 2, 2014 #2

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    You should reread that last thread of yours. If MIT admits an average of 15.9 transfer students per year (average of the last 9 years) and 9.89% international students, you are talking 1.6 per year. There are more Nobel prizes than that - even in a single discipline. It's highly unlikely that you will find someone with this exact background here.

    Also, you need to look at the deadlines. You've missed both the admissions and financial aid deadlines for Fall 2014 admission.
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