Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT PRIMES (Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science for High School Students)

Program ID: MITPrimes-LOCAL [#1501]
Program Title: MIT PRIMES
Program Type: High school program
Program Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Computer Science, and Computational Biology
Application Deadline: 2023/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup** (reviewing applications posted 2023/09/30, updated 2023/08/28)
Program Description:    

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MIT PRIMES is a year-long program in which high school students residing in Greater Boston work on individual and group research projects and participate in reading groups under the guidance of academic mentors, usually graduate students or postdoctoral scholars.
MIT PRIMES includes two sections:

  • mathematics
  • computer science and computational biology

High school juniors and sophomores residing in the United States but outside Greater Boston may apply to PRIMES-USA, a nationwide research program in mathematics.

Students residing outside the United States are not eligible for MIT PRIMES or PRIMES-USA. To get research experience, we recommend them to join CrowdMath, a massive free online collaborative year-long research project open to all high school and college students around the world (a joint program with the Art of Problem Solving).

Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be based on all components of your application. We expect to release the decisions in early January 2024 (for Math) or mid-January (for CS/Bio). Due to the large volume of applications, we will not be able to comment on individual applications or release individual scores. Solutions to the Math Problem Set will be posted later in 2024. Solutions to the Computer Science Problem Set will not be posted.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
email address
(617) 253-4386
André Lee Dixon
Program Assistant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room : 2 - 430a
Department of Mathematics
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139