Scholar Application

Interphase EDGE/x 2024 Application


Application Opens: March 21st, 2024 @ noon

Application Deadline: April 22nd, 2024 @ noon

Cohort Finalized by: May 31st, 2024 @ noon 

Program Start/End Dates: June 18th-August 9th

If you need to access this document in a different format, or have any difficulties with the application, please email interphase [at] (interphase[at]mit[dot]edu)


Interphase EDGE/x, a two-year scholar enrichment program, comprises an eight-week summer program and an academic year component. The summer component aims to acquaint scholars with the MIT experience by immersing them in the rigors and lifestyle of the institute. The uniquely designed Interphase EDGE/x curriculum imparts pivotal concepts, fostering long-term academic success and catalyzing achievements beyond MIT. Throughout the summer and academic year, scholars engage in personal and educational development seminars, ensuring a seamless transition to college life. In the academic year, scholars sustain relationships formed during the summer through monthly meetings with their Interphase EDGE/x advisor, group check-ins with their cohort, and participation in monthly professional and academic enhancement events. This holistic approach ensures scholars not only gain an "edge" during their MIT experience but also thrive in their academic and professional pursuits beyond the institute.

Note to Applicants: We are actively seeking students who are committed to a two-year engagement with the program. Our academic year programming revolves around pillars such as academic success, community building, and professional development. We aim to enhance student engagement and further strengthen our Interphase Alumni network. Your engagement, as well as alumni pride in being an "Interphaser," is integral to the continued success and vitality of our program. We are particularly interested in scholars who embody and contribute to this spirit!


In order to apply to Interphase EDGE/x you must:

  • Be admitted to the incoming freshmen class at MIT
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or a DACA recipient
  • Demonstrate commitment to building a rich, diverse community of Interphase EDGE scholars
  • Submit an online application that includes short answer questions

Note to Applicants: Underrepresented students (1st Generation, rural, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and Alaskan Native) with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are highly encouraged to apply.


Interphase EDGE/x provides Scholars with the following:

  • Personal advising and mentoring
  • Tools for academic success
  • Mastery of problem-solving techniques
  • Enhancement of oral and written communication skills
  • Exposure to Institute resources critical to success at MIT
  • Cultivation of peer, staff, and faculty relationships as well as a network of support
  • Support to transition confidently from first year into the department/major of choice
  • Exposure to a vast array of post-graduation opportunities
  • Holistic development

Application requirements

  • Meet eligibility criteria outlined above
  • Submit online application and all related materials by the final deadline which is April 22nd, 2024 @ noon
  • Enroll at MIT prior to the Interphase EDGE/x decision date of May 21st, 2024

Application deadlines and notifications

Online Application Opens on March 21st, 2024 @ noon  EST

Online Application Closes on April 22nd, 2024 @ noon EST (It is highly recommended that you start the application at least 5 days before the deadline)

Notifications will be emailed around May 21st, 2024

Deadline for all selected applicants to accept/decline their space in the program is May 24th, 2024. If you do not accept your spot by the deadline, your spot will be given to a student in the waitlist. The IP/x23 cohort will be finalized by May 31st, 2024 

Application Disclaimer

Applying to the Interphase EDGE/x Program is a separate and independent process from applying for admission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) incoming freshman class. In order to participate in Interphase EDGE/x, you MUST be an enrolling first-year student at MIT. Your decisions regarding applying to and participating in Interphase EDGE/x will have NO impact on your admission to MIT.

Note to Applicants: Interphase EDGE/x staff will review your MIT application in addition to your Interphase Application. 

    How to Apply

    Please follow the following steps to apply for the Interphase EDGE/x program.

    1. Before filling out an Interphase EDGE/x application, you must first request access to the application HERE.
    2. Once you have submitted an application request, you will receive an email within 1–3 days with a link to the application as well as a personalized password to access it. Save this email somewhere safe.
    3. Fill out and submit your Interphase EDGE/x 2023 Application by April 22nd, 2024 @ noon EST.