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Our MOSTEC program empowers highly-motivated scholars with the knowledge, confidence, and community necessary to pursue their passions for STEM at the nation’s top colleges and beyond.


Since 2011, the MIT OEOP has provided over 1,500 scholars with a transformative and life-changing experience through our MOSTEC program. And we are encouraged to continue to grow our online community this coming summer. Our MOSTEC program provides a meaningful and fun experience for rising high school seniors, where our scholars learn about new and cutting-edge technologies in science and engineering, build a strong community of friends and mentors from across the globe, and receive support and coaching in the college application process, all at no cost. To learn more about MOSTEC, register and attend any of the events listed below: 

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply to MOSTEC, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and high school juniors or equivalent

Selection criteria

Students selected for MOSTEC generally have the following qualities:

  • Passion for science, technology, engineering and math (which can be demonstrated through extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation)

  • Strong academic record

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:

  • Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American

  • Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch

  • Potentially the first family member to attend college

  • Absence of science and engineering degrees in family

  • Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Application Deadline
February 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST for students to submit their application
February 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST for teachers/counselors to submit their recommendations


Join us at an event listed below to learn more! 


MOSTEC Application Office Hours 
Do you have questions about the MOSTEC application? Join us during office hours to get them answered by some of our staff! If you don't have any questions but just want to carve out time in your schedule to work alongside others in a virtual space, you can do that too! You can join at any point during this hour. 

  • JANUARY 27 from 8-9 pm EST Register here

After careful consideration of public health and safety guidance surrounding COVID-19, the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs will be suspending the MITES program for summer 2021. For those students who were planning to apply to MITES, we encourage you to check out our MOSTEC website or attend any of the events above to learn more about MOSTEC and apply. 

Our application for MOSTEC is a set of forms that each student who is interested in applying is required to complete. Upon submission, each student's application goes through a competitive selection process. To learn more about the application process from previous years, please check out our FAQs, Application Checklist, and Application Tips found at the top of this page. 

For any other questions please email summerapp@mit.edu