Freshman Essay Evaluation: Dates & Deadlines

The 2018 Freshman Essay Evaluation dates are as follows. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

June FEE

   Registration opens*    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
   Registration closes    Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
   Readings posted online    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
   Questions posted  online; essay writing begins    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
   Essays due    Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
   Results and comments available on FEE website    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

*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.

July FEE

WHAT WHEN
   Registration opens*    Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
   Registration closes    Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
   Readings posted online    Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
   Questions posted  online; essay writing begins    Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
   Essays due    Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT
   Results and comments available on FEE website    Friday,  August 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

*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 27, 2018 from 4 PM – 6 PM in rooms 32-124, 32-144, and 32-155. Results will be available on August 29, 2018 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 27, 2018.

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 27, 2018 from 4 PM – 6 PM in room 14E-310.

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