First-year Essay Evaluation: Dates & Deadlines

The 2019 First-year Essay Evaluation dates are as follows. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

FEE Session #1

   Registration opens*   Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Registration closes   Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
   Readings posted online   Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Questions posted  online; essay writing begins   Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Essays due   Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Results and comments available on FEE website   Several weeks after completion of exam.

*You must register in advance to take the online FEE. Please register as early as possible to ensure that you can access the online system.

FEE Session #2

WHAT WHEN
   Registration opens*   Monday, May 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Registration closes   Monday, July 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
   Readings posted online   Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Questions posted  online; essay writing begins   Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Essays due   Monday, July 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
   Results and comments available on FEE website   Several weeks after completion of exam.

*You must register in advance to take the online FEE. Please register as early as possible to ensure that you can access the online system.

The timed pen-and-paper Make-Up FEE will be held during Orientation week on August 26, 2019 from 4 PM – 6 PM, in rooms 32-141 and 32-155. Results will be available on August 28, 2019 after 5 PM and will not include written comments.

If you need to request disability accommodations for the make-up FEE, please contact SDS (uaap-sds@mit.edu or 617-253-1674) no later than Friday, July 26, 2019.

To learn more about SDS visit their website: http://web.mit.edu/uaap/sds.

If your first language is not English, however, and you do not take the online FEE over the summer, you should take the English Diagnostic Review Test (EDR) during Orientation instead of the make-up FEE. The EDR is administered by the Program in English Language Studies, and it includes the same essay topics that will be on the make-up FEE. The English Diagnostic Review will be during Orientation week on August 26, 2019 from 4 PM – 6 PM in room 14E-310.

No registration is required for the make-up FEE or the EDR.