Sal Khan has conversation with MIT Dean of Admissions Stu Schmill.
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Sal, u mad?
I'm a going into junior year of high school and this couldn't have come at a better time, thanks Sal!
My right ear enjoyed this
good vid m8
Thank you so much Sal, I am so thankful for your videos.the way you format your videos helped me succeed and learn the material far better than what my teachers taught me. Especially in Math which I was terrible at but, now thanks to you I have gotten my grades up and I'm so happy. thank you for your hard work you are a great teacher !!
They forgot to mention the back door… Money
That prof looks like the villain from the new mission: impossible.
Wish the Sal screen was bigger and in the bottom right hand side of the screen!
I think this was complete horses***, and I feel more lost after watching the video than before. I've heard of people that are the perfect "applicant" but when the road gets tough they fail horribly in college and I've heard of others that didn't do well on the SATs and average grades and excel in their studies. I am an uprising junior and I really feel like I just need luck on my side. Don't get me wrong I know there isn't a panacea for getting into college but I wish they were more fair and had other means to accept students because you can't really know based on paper, but then again that's life.
Nice interview, I'll try to pursue my "passions", I just need to go find this passion I don't really have.
dean is at an extremely low volume for me even with desktop speakers connected to a labtop turned all the way up.
When I saw the title I was like "WTF Shan Kahn and MIT?!"
I'm watching too many Mortal Kombat videos…
are these criteria more or less the same for students from different nations ? im from india
Sal can you please please make Khan Academy qualifications?
Millions of students that are poor or do not have access to good quality schools/colleges could watch your videos and then do a Khan Academy exam in a local centre. This will help millions of students across the world.
Fascinating look at the entry requirement to an Ivy League University.I hope many of the students who succeed are indeed rewarded and those who fall to "lesser"schools remember it is up to you.At the end of the day,its not what you have but what you do with it.If all entrants to these super institutions are so clever,why are we burdened with such problems from war to ill health?
Now talk with Richard Dawkins.
I like this video. I like hearing that such an institution as MIT is open to less than "traditional" students. I myself dropped out of school for financial reasons and was a complete slacker because of it. When I was 22 I decided to better myself so I spent months brushing up on the knowledge required for a GED and took the test. I failed the math section the first time but passed it the second. Now I am in community college and doing well, I will soon transfer to my local state university which is tier 1 and presumably I stay the course I will graduate with a BS in computer engineering. I want to get a MS degree and would love to get it from MIT. I like hearing that someone who made bad decisions early on can still get a degree from MIT.
This video is really helpful.. Great stuff
I'm from Sri Lanka and I want to go to the MIT. It's the same for international students, I guess? This video was very helpful too. Thank u.
Hmm.. interesting. I never applied to MIT or Stanford, but I wondered if they would have been a better fit for me than my school, especially since I get military benefits and at those locations the stipends are higher. I don't know if I was qualified enough, but I totally agree with what the dean is saying here. I am very independent and curious in my studies. I already made an app and have plans for other major projects. Comparing to grad school, though, I feel like it is still a bit too advanced for me. I've learned a lot during my undergrad years. I love how MIT classes are taught, too. They are presented from the top down it's great. I go to U of I and I really like the computer science department here.
Grades are such a shitty way of measuring intellectual engagement. If they actually focused on measuring knowledge acquired and didn't punish independence and self motivated students then they might be a more useful tool. You can ace all the tests and still get Cs if you don't show up to classes that you don't need or don't do goofy homework. But big schools all seem to want to see 4.0s.
He's vague af ????
He said ACT score not SAT
IS THERE ANY KIND OF AGE RESTRICTION TO GO FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE.I AM 24 .CAN I HAVE ANY CHANCE TO GET IN
My right ear really enjoyed this
Let me summarize. They want students that falls under the creative thinker/innovator category. I am surprised how he made it clear that extreme academic merit is not a important factor…
I was just deferred from MIT two days ago. Now I'm just hoping for March 14th
What an interesting and insightful video that really excites me as someone who is hoping to attend MIT as a member of the class of 2022. Thanks for this, Sal and Stu!