MIT Sloan Admissions FAQ Highlights

If you haven’t visited the FAQ pages of your target schools, I highly recommend it. Among a lot of standard information similar across schools, there are often school-specific policies and procedures that may impact your application strategy. These include whether or not applying in earlier rounds is advantageous (UCLA - yes, Kellogg - no difference between round 1 and 2); whether you can submit additional materials/test scores after you’ve submitted your application (HBS, Stanford - no, Wharton - yes, but no guarantee it will be considered, Kellogg - only changes in data, but that includes test scores); and do campus visits strengthen an application (Wharton, Kellogg - no). I’ll be sifting through them over the next few weeks and posting what I think are the most interesting bits. From the Sloan Admissions FAQ:

Can my GRE score take the place of the GMAT? Yes, MIT Sloan will accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. The school code for the GRE is 3791.

Am I required to take the TOEFL? No. The verbal sections of the GMAT or GRE will be used to evaluate your English language ability. Applicants who do take the TOEFL may report their scores to help demonstrate their English language ability, but it is not required.

My Note: In not requiring the TOEFL of international students, Sloan is one of the most unusual programs.

Does MIT Sloan have rolling admissions? Are there advantages to applying early? MIT Sloan does not have rolling admissions. Applications are received in two rounds. Applicants should apply when they have completed the application. There is a competitive disadvantage to applying after the final deadline, as the decision process is well underway and the class is being chosen.

My Note: I was surprised to read this because I've never even considered or heard of someone applying after a final deadline, but apparently it's possible.