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First-year Essay Evaluation: Dates & Deadlines

The 2022 First-year Essay Evaluation dates are as follows. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

You must register in advance to take the FEE. Please register as early as possible to ensure that you can access the online system. The Essay Evaluation Site will not be accessible before registration is open.

FEE Summer Session #1

Registration opens Monday, May 16, 2022
Registration closes Wednesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Readings and prompts posted online; essay writing begins Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
Essays due Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
Results and comments available on FEE website Several weeks after completion of exam

FEE Summer Session #2

Registration opens* Monday, May 16, 2022
Registration closes Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
Readings and prompts posted online; essay writing begins Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
Essays due Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
Results and comments available on FEE website Several weeks after completion of exam

Please note – FEE Summer Session #2 will be the final opportunity to take the FEE before the start of the start of the Fall 2022 semester. 

If you require any accommodations to complete the FEE, please reach out to das-student@mit.edu before your selected exam period begins to discuss access, accommodations, and services you may need.

Please email fee-help@mit.edu if extenuating circumstances prevent you from participating in either offering of the FEE before the Fall 2022 semester. We strongly encourage completing the FEE during the summer, as your FEE placement affects your registration choices. 

Questions? Please email fee-help@mit.edu and someone will assist you.