How to Apply

There are four simple steps to the ACCESS application process:

  1. Fill out the online application, indicating the department of interest
  2. Enter names and contacts for two letters of recommendation
  3. Upload your unofficial transcript
  4. Upload your cover letter and career vision statement

Once submitted, if there is an issue with your application you will be contacted directly by ACCESS program staff.

2022 Application Timeline

Application Open: June 6
Nominations Due: June 24
Applications Due: August 12
Students Notified of Decisions: August 26
Students Accept Offer: September 2
2022 ACCESS weekend: October 14 & 15

Who Should Apply?

  • Recent graduates (from 2021 and 2022) and undergraduate students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, focusing on chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science.
  • Students with a strong academic background and an interest in research
  • US citizens and permanent residents
  • Those willing to engage in ACCESS’s interactive environment
  • Students with limited prior exposure to MIT’s campus or its graduate community

Please note that while ACCESS highlights opportunities at MIT, participation neither obligates participants to apply nor guarantees future consideration for study at MIT graduate level programs.