Field and Support preference form for MIT application

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sarthorks
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Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby sarthorks » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:13 pm

According to the MIT physics admissions website (http://web.mit.edu/physics/prospective/graduate/index.html), a completed application must include the "Field and Support Preference form" which "...is included in the online physics application" (http://web.mit.edu/physics/prospective/graduate/prefform.html).

I have registered online for the application, however I have been unable to find the required Field and Support Preference form.

Can anyone shed some light on where to acquire/find this form and how exactly to submit this (online or by post) ?

Thanks.

sydfloyd
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Re: Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby sydfloyd » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:45 pm

I believe the field preference is under "Application Information" (page 1) where you select a preferred research field of interest and support preference is under "Financial Support" (page 9).

It might be best to send an email to physics-grad [at] mit.edu and ask them about this.

sarthorks
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Re: Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby sarthorks » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:29 am

Thanks.
I did send an email to them.

Are you applying this year? Maybe someone who has applied in the previous years can confirm if there is not so much as a field and support preference "form", as individual entries (on page 1 and 9) to be filled up in the online application, as sydfloyd suggested.

But then i do not understand why they expressly mention on the website (http://web.mit.edu/physics/prospective/graduate/index.html) that a complete application includes both the online application and field and support preference form, if it is anyway part of the online process.

MilkDuds
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Re: Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby MilkDuds » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:04 pm

sarthorks, did you get a response from MIT about the form?

sydfloyd
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Re: Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby sydfloyd » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:35 pm

I sent an e-mail to the MIT physics graduate admissions office and got a response. What I mentioned earlier in this thread is correct.

ol
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Re: Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby ol » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:41 pm

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sarthorks
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Re: Field and Support preference form for MIT application

Postby sarthorks » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:36 am

I never got a reply. Thanks sydfloyd.

I do not really have anything to fill in the Financial form, except say yes to considering me for fellowships.




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