MIT is committed to fostering a diverse student body and research workforce.
At the forefront of this commitment is cultivating a diverse and competitive applicant pool for our graduate programs at MIT.
Each Graduate Application Assistance Program (GAAP) is a student-led initiative designed to help prospective applicants, particularly those from identities historically underrepresented in graduate education, navigate the MIT Admissions process.
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Please note: MIT’s Graduate Application Assistance Programs are volunteer-based and student-run. GAAPs operate independently of program admission committees and are not considered a component of the admissions process.
In addition to the assistance offered by the GAAPs, the MIT Communication Lab offers quick guides to creating documents and practicing strategies for the graduate application process, including CVs, statements of purpose, fellowship applications, recommendation letters, and interviewing. The CommKit guides include real examples of application documents from different STEM disciplines.
GAAP Deadline (usually earlier than the department application deadline)