2017 BEAAP Application
The BE Application Assistance Program (BEAAP) is a volunteer-based, student-run program which provides assistance to BE applicants from underrepresented groups, including students from groups underrepresented in STEM, students with non-traditional academic backgrounds, and students from academic institutions which have not historically sent many students to MIT. Applicants are paired with a graduate student who can guide applicants through the BE application process.

BEAAP will accept requests until December 1st in order to provide assistance before the December 15th BE application deadline. Only students applying for the current admissions cycle are eligible to receive assistance. Please note that BEAAP is a volunteer-based program: graduate students are offering their time to support prospective applicants, and this support is by no means a guarantee of admission.

The information you provide on this application form will be used to pair you with a graduate student mentor and to better understand the demographics of applicants we are reaching. The information you provide will not be shared with the BE Graduate Admissions Committee.

What is your legal name? *
Your legal name, as it will appear on your application.
Your answer
What name do you go by?
What you'd like us to call you
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
What is your undergraduate institution?
Where did you get your current degree? If you have a Master's or other experience between undergrad and now, please indicate that here as well.
Your answer
What is your undergraduate major?
If you have multiple degrees, feel free to include them all here.
Your answer
Why do you want to participate in BEAPP? *
Briefly, tell us why you want to participate in BEAPP and what you hope to get out of this program. This is also where you can tell us about how you would contribute diversity of thought and experience to the BE student body. Please keep your response to a maximum of 2 paragraphs.
Your answer
What are your academic interests and previous experiences? *
Tell us about your academic interests, previous research, and relevant professional experiences. Feel free to paste a portion of your personal statement, an excerpt from your resume, or a list of BE faculty or research areas that you might be interested in. Please keep your response to a maximum of 2 paragraphs.
Your answer
How did you find out about BEAAP?
Your answer
Tell us more about yourself
As you are willing, please tell us more about yourself. We'll try to use some of these answers to match you with a grad mentor. These questions are not required for receiving assistance.
What is your gender?
e.g., female, non-binary, cis male, etc
Your answer
What is your race/ethnicity?
e.g., Hispanic, Vietnamese-American, black, white, Australian from Switzerland, etc
Your answer
What is your immigration status?
e.g. US Citizen, international student, etc
Your answer
Where are you from?
e.g. where you grew up, where you've lived longest, or whatever you consider home(s)
Your answer
How old are you?
Your answer
What is your socioeconomic background?
e.g., lower-middle class, poor, $150K family annual income, upper-middle class, etc
Your answer
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