First-year Essay Evaluation: Dates & Deadlines

The 2021 First-year Essay Evaluation dates are as follows. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Please note – FEE Summer Session #2 will be the final opportunity to take the FEE before the start of the start of the Fall 2021 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.

FEE Summer Session #1

Registration opens* Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Registration closes Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Readings posted online Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Questions posted online; essay writing begins Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Essays due Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Results and comments available on FEE website Several weeks after completion of exam

*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 the registration period starts.

FEE Summer Session #2

Registration opens* Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Registration closes Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Readings posted online Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Questions posted  online; essay writing begins Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Essays due Friday, July 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
Results and comments available on FEE website Several weeks after completion of exam

*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 the registration period starts.

Please note – FEE Summer Session #2 will be the final opportunity to take the FEE before the start of the start of the Fall 2021 semester. 

If, due to extenuating circumstances, you are unable to participate in either offering of the FEE before the Fall 2021 semester, we will be offering a Make-Up FEE during IAP 2022. However, 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.