Please note that the registration period for each test is usually six weeks prior to the test date.
For more information about test dates, registration dates, and obtaining test score reports, please contact the testing services directly: 609-771-7100 Testing While submitting SAT or ACT score results fulfills our testing requirement (plus the TOEFL/IELTS, if applicable), the Admission Committee will review any other examination results that applicants wish to submit.
It is important that you register for tests with the same name as you have indicated on your application or My MIT account.
Your record and test scores will not be linked in our system if the names do not match.
What this means is that you shouldn’t stress out too much about your scores, because we admit people, not numbers.
With that said, tests are certainly important, and you should prepare for them as best you can. In addition, we require two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m).
As such, all MIT undergraduates must fulfill a communication requirement that integrates instruction and practice in writing and speaking into all four years and across all parts of MIT’s undergraduate program.
If you take the same test (SAT, ACT, or an SAT Subject Test) multiple times, we will consider the highest score achieved in each section.
For example, if you will be completing high school physics, chemistry, or biology before your senior year, it’s very wise to take the appropriate SAT Subject Tests right afterwards (usually May or June), while the material is fresh in your mind.
Many applicants do take at least one science subject test during senior year, after completing only a portion of the given course.