For Students

International Graduate Student Orientation Schedule

All International graduate students MUST attend a mandatory ISO Immigration Orientation Session with an ISO advisor before enrolling for classes. Orientation sessions for new graduate students will be held beginning in August through Registration Day.  Check your academic program orientation schedule to verify if there is an ISO Immigration Orientation Session scheduled for part of your program or you can sign-up for a Session on iMIT.  You only need to attend one ISO Immigration Orientation Session.

SCM, SDM, Sloan MBA, CRE graduate students will have specific ISO orientation sessions scheduled through your department, so you do NOT need to sign up for a session on iMIT.  Please contact your department for more information.  Sloan MBA students should sign up for ISO sessions at:
Sloan MBA International Student Office Orientation Session: Session 1
Sloan MBA International Student Office Orientation Session: Session 2

All other students should use the information below to sign up for an ISO Orientation Session.

  1. Login to and click "Full Client Services for Students"
  2. Enter your MIT kerberos/email information to log in
  3. After logging into your iMIT account, click on the “Session Sign-ups” menu item
  4. Select the appropriate ISO Orientation session for your visa type and program

Graduate Student Orientation

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is responsible for planning the Institute's official Graduate Student Orientation. In addition to attending orientation sessions offered by your academic programs, the GSC sessions are meant to provide a broad orientation to MIT and life as a graduate student. Remember to check with your department to see if they are holding mandatory orientations for you so you can be sure to attend as many sessions offered by your academic department and the GSC.

English Evaluation Test

All international graduate students who are pursuing a degree at MIT and are non-native English speakers MUST attend the mandatory English Evaluation Test held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 9:00am-12:00pm in 10-250 (Building 10, Room 250).


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