MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
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Wellesley College students must cross-register for each term in which their UROPs take place. Please follow the steps below to cross-register for UROP and submit your online UROP application. Cross-registration forms should be submitted to MIT as early as possible in the term of participation.

  1. Decide with your faculty supervisor whether the UROP is to undertaken for pay, credit, or as a volunteer and discuss pay rate, grading, and unit totals as applicable for your UROP type.
  2. Complete the MIT-Wellesley cross-registration form and the MIT Registrar’s Office Non-Institute Biographic Form (PDF). The instructor signature required on the cross-registration form is that of your MIT faculty supervisor, not a post-doc, graduate student or other direct supervisor.
  3. Bring your signed MIT-Wellesley cross-registration form and completed MIT Registrar’s Office Non-Institute Biographic Form to UROP staff in MIT 7-104 for UROP cross-registration verification and UROP staff signature.
  4. Submit completed MIT-Wellesley cross-registration and MIT Registrar Biographic forms to the MIT Registrar in 5-117. Allow 2-3 business days for MIT to process your cross-registration.
  5. Once cross-registered, if you do not already have an MIT Kerberos account (MIT email username and password), be sure to create your MIT Kerberos account. You will need the MIT ID# created at the time of your cross-registration to create your MIT account. MIT Kerberos accounts are required to access MIT online systems.
  6. Access the Online UROP system - MIT Touchstone authentication required. Online applications require faculty supervisor and department information, pay and/or credit details, detailed UROP proposal, etc.
  7. Be sure to submit your application to your faculty supervisor by the posted term application deadline. Faculty and departments have additional time to review applications following the posted term deadline.
  8. Application questions and decisions are announced via email, so be sure to check your MIT email for communications from UROP staff.

If you have trouble with the online system, please contact UROP staff at, 617-253-7306, or visit us in MIT Room 7-104.

Access the UROP Student Homepage