Below are a few resources for graduate school admissions as well as professional organizations that may be of interest.
A pocket-sized brochure of essential facts about MIT
Description of the application process to MIT’s graduate programs
Applying to Graduate School
Advice from the MIT Careers Office on applying to graduate school with resources for personal statements, letters of recommendation, funding, and options after graduate school
GRE – Graduate Record Examinations
Most MIT departments require the GRE General Test and an appropriate Subject Test as part of their graduate application. To view requirements for a specific department, click here. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year-round in the US and around the world, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test
A standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management
Graduate Diversity Outreach Programs (pdf)
A brochure describing graduate diversity outreach programs at MIT
Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications
MIT Black Graduate Students Association
A student-run organization that strives to promote the cohesiveness and academic success of African, African American, and Afro Caribbean graduate students
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at MIT
MIT’s chapter of the national organization that promotes the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists
National Society of Black Engineers at MIT
MIT’s chapter of the largest student-managed organization in the country that aims to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers
Society of Women Engineers at MIT
Not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
A professional society that aims to build an eminent community of scientists and engineers by increasing the number of minorities in these fields
See also a description of graduate preview weekends at other colleges and universities.