Programs & Services

Interphase EDGE
Empowering Discovery | Gateway to Excellence

A two-year scholar enrichment program that includes a seven-week summer session as well as programming during the academic year to help ease the transition to MIT and to build community among new students.

Interphase EDGE/x 2021 Application Information

Application Opens: March 17, 2021 at 12pm EST

Deadline to Submit Application: May 3, 2021 @12pm EST

2021 Cohort Finalized By: June 4, 2021

Interphase EDGE Summer Session (On Campus): June 22, 2021-August 14, 2021

Interphase EDGEx Summer Session (Remote): June 21, 2021-August 13, 2021


NOTE: All the summer session dates above are still tentative at this time. We should be sure of the dates within the next few weeks. Please feel free to email with any questions.

**The Office of Minority Education, including the staff for Interphase EDGE/x, will be working remotely for the duration of the 2020-2021 academic year. Please still feel free to reach us by email or by phone. We hope you are staying safe! 

Interphase EDGE/x

The Interphase EDGE/x curriculum is uniquely designed to impart pivotal concepts that will increase long-term academic success. In other words, the program will not only give students an “edge” on their MIT experience, it will catalyze their success beyond MIT. During the summer and academic year, scholars will participate in a range of personal and educational development seminars and activities designed to ensure their smooth transition to college life. Throughout the academic year, scholars will continue to build upon the relationships created during the summer by attending bi-weekly meetings with EDGE/x advisors and monthly professional and academic enhancement events, including programs that expose scholars to various career pathways. Click here to view a recorded informational session about the Interphase EDGE/x.

Interphase EDGE/x scholars will:

  • Master problem-solving techniques
  • Enhance oral and written communication skills
  • Learn about Institute resources critical to success at MIT
  • Cultivate peer, staff, and faculty relationships as well as a network of support
  • Transition confidently from first year into the department/major of choice
  • Gain exposure to a vast array of post-graduation opportunities
  • Develop holistically (i.e., student will develop academic, leadership, interpersonal, and professional skills) 


Student Testimonials