LGO Early Admission

The LGO Early Admission program is designed for MIT undergrad students who are motivated and forward-thinking students interested in a career at the intersection of business and technology, who want to secure a seat in a future MIT Sloan MBA/MIT School of Engineering class. LGO Early Admission is an opportunity exclusively for MIT students who are graduating with their undergraduate degree during the current academic year. MIT MEng students who entered the program immediately upon completing their undergraduate degree without full-time work experience can also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Candidates apply this upcoming academic year, and then are required to seek full-time work experience for two to five years before enrolling their MBA/MS program at MIT. All MIT students interested must apply by the Round 1 early admission deadline in early November; if there are questions about this program, please email: lgo@mit.edu

Undergraduate seniors who are not MIT students can apply for MBA Early Admission, and then work for 2 to 5 years before matriculating. If accepted for Sloan early admission, candidates can then apply for LGO the fall before matriculating.


  • What are the technical letters of recommendation? 
    • The technical letters of recommendation are from people who can speak to your analytical acumen, technical expertise and depth, quantitative problem solving, and the ability to look closely into a scientific/technical problem. They can be either from a professional (ideally someone in a more technical role such as chief engineer or data scientist for example), or professor, but should be someone who can provide detailed examples of your technical and analytical aptitude.  
  • What should I include in the LGO Statement of Purpose? 
    • Please include details about your interest in the particular engineering department to which you are applying.  We encourage candidates to be specific about any research areas, faculty, or partner companies who would align with your future research and career interests.   
  • Can I apply to more than one engineering department? 
    • You can only apply to one engineering department, however occasionally if a candidate may be a better fit for another department, LGO admissions will reach out to discuss this possibility about transferring their application to consider for another engineering department. 
  • Do LGO Early Admit applicants have a different application review process? 
    • LGO Early applicants will undergo the same LGO application review process as other LGO applicants. The program looks for mission-driven students who have a history of leadership and impact, and are also talented individuals who can use analytical tools to solve complex problems.
  • Are any parts of the application waived?
    • Standardized tests and the application fee are waived for LGO Early applicants.
  • Do LGO Early Admit applicants qualify for the LGO fellowship? 
    • Yes, candidates who are admitted to LGO Early and who are not fully sponsored from another source will receive an LGO fellowship. They will be reviewed for their fellowship amount with the applicant pool of the year they matriculate into the program.
  • Will I still have access to the same resources and opportunities as an LGO student? 
    • Yes, all of the career resources, clubs and extracurricular opportunities available at Sloan, as well as the School of Engineering, and greater MIT community are available to LGO students. This includes the option to obtain roles as Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants, participate in case competitions, etc.