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.

2024 Application Timeline

Application Open: June 1
Applications Due: August 1
Students Notified of Decisions: August 30
Students Accept Offer: September 9
ACCESS weekend: October 18-19

Who Should Apply?

  • Recent graduates (from 2023 and 2024) 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.