Graduate application resources for prospective students

  • Graduate Application Assistance Programs (GAAP): 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. Please see the chart below for current GAAP programs.
  • Grad Catalyst: An MIT student-led workshop that helps undergraduates plan their academic trajectories. This interactive webinar provides participants with useful information for applying to and thriving in graduate school.
  • Comm Lab Kit: 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 guides include real examples of application documents from different STEM disciplines.
  • Grad Diversity Ambassadors: The Graduate Diversity Ambassadors are current MIT graduate students who partner with OGE GradDiversity to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community at MIT. Prospective students are invited to reach out to the ambassador of their choice with any questions.

Graduate Application Assistance Programs 

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.  

 

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