Graduate Application Assistance Programs (GAAP)

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. 

  • Connect with a student mentor to receive advice on the MIT application process and feedback on application materials 
  • Learn more about student life at MIT, areas of study and resources that support student development

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 ProgramEmailGAAP Deadline (usually earlier than the department application deadline)
Architecture Application Mentorship Progam (AMP)laurenms@mit.eduVarious Deadlines
Biology Application Assistance Program (BAAP)mitbaap@gmail.comNovember 15, 2022
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Application Assistance Program (BCS APP)bcs-aap@mit.eduNovember 15, 2022
Biological Engineering Application Assistance Program (BEAAP)beaap@mit.eduDecember 1, 2022
Center for Real Estate GAAP Programmsred-gaap@mit.eduNovember 15, 2022
Chemistry Application Mentor Program (CAMP)chemgradeducation@mit.eduNovember 1, 2022
Chemical Engineering Application Mentorship Program (CHAMP)di-cheme@mit.eduNovember 20, 2022
Computational and Systems Biology Application Assistance Program (CSB-AAP)csbaap@mit.eduNovember 15, 2022
Department of Materials Science and Engineering Application Assistance Program(DAAP)dmse-daap@mit.eduNovember 5, 2022
Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Application Mentorship Programeaps-app-assistance@mit.eduNovember 14, 2022
Economics Application Assistance and Mentoring Programmit.econ.aamp@gmail.comAugust 5, 2022
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Assistance Application Program (EECS GAAP)eecsgaap@mit.eduNovember 8, 2022
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society Graduate Application Assistance Program (IDSS GAAP)
November 15, 2022
Health Sciences and Technology MEMP Application Assistance (HST MAAP)maap@mit.eduOctober 17, 2022
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering Applicant Support & Knowledgebase (JP ASK)jp-ask@mit.eduDecember 1, 2022
Media Arts and Sciences Students Offering Support 1, 2022
Nuclear Science and Engineeringnse-gaap@mit.eduNovember 5, 2022
Physics Graduate Application Assistance Program (PhysGAAP)physgaap@mit.eduNovember 11, 2022
Political Science Application Mentorship Program (PS AMP) 15, 2022
Urban Studies and Planning Peer Application Support Service (PASS)sccrecruit@gmail.comOctober 31, 2022