Admissions Process at MIT Gets Personal

Confirming its reputation for innovation, MIT has recently revised its admissions application.  MIT is now allowing applicants to submit links to personal websites and blogs in order to tell a richer story of their life to the admissions committee.  This is great news for students who feel that their grades and test scores are not sufficient indicators of their intelligence.

Students must be careful, however, as blogs, websites, and facebook profiles have also been known to hurt applicants.  But great opportunities always come with great risks,  and students should not hesitate out of fear of failure.  The best strategy is to start a blog now and have an experienced advisor check the blog before submitting it for application.  You can even go back and edit or delete questionable blogposts.  And finally, as with everything, use your best judgment!

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