The AeroAstro GAAP (Graduate Application Assistance Program) aims to increase the representation of underrepresented students pursuing graduate study in engineering. Specifically, GAAP strives to increase the diversity of the applicant pool by providing support and mentorship to applicants from underrepresented backgrounds as they navigate the graduate school application process. GAAP mentors, who are current graduate students in AeroAstro, will work with assigned mentees to provide synchronous (e.g., going through an outline of the mentee’s Statement of Objectives) as well as asynchronous (e.g., reading mentee’s drafts off-line) feedback on their application materials.
No matter what stage of the application process you're in, if you think you could benefit from talking through your application with a current grad student at MIT, please submit an application! The application form can be found here (https://bit.ly/3mOCcy5). GAAP applications will be accepted on a rolling basis (until December 1st), and our aim is to accept as many eligible applicants as we have mentors for (we'll assign mentors on a first-come, first-served basis, with a waitlist if no mentors are available when we receive your application). Our application form is mainly to give us an idea of how we can best help your application, so don't worry about polishing your responses. Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.