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)
BCS AAP (Brain and Cognitive Sciences Application Assistance Program)bcs-aap@mit.eduNovember 15, 2021
BEAAP (Biological Engineering Application Assistance Program)beaap@mit.eduDecember 1, 2021
CAMP (Chemistry Application Mentor Program)November 1, 2021
CHAMP (ChemE Application Mentorship Program)di-cheme@mit.eduNovember 20, 2021
DMSE DAAP (Department of Materials Science and Engineering)dmse-daap@mit.eduNovember 5, 2021
EAPS (Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences)eaps-app-assistance@mit.eduNovember 15, 2021
Economics Application Assistance and Mentoring
EECS GAAP (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Assistance Application Program)eecsgaap@mit.eduDecember 1, 2021
IDSS GAAP (Institute for Data, Systems, and Society)
November 15, 2021
JP ASK (Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering Applicant Support & Knowledgebase)jp-ask@mit.eduDecember 1, 2021
HST MEMP Application Assistance Program (MAAP)maap@mit.eduNovember 1, 2021
Nuclear Science and EngineeringNovember 5, 2021
PASS (Peer Application Support Service, DUSP)sccrecruit@gmail.comNovember 28, 2021
PhysGAAP (Physics)physgaap@mit.eduNovember 6, 2021