MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Credit UROP

All UROP projects must be worthy of academic credit, regardless of whether you choose to participate for credit, pay or as a volunteer.

Credit UROP Requirements

During any given term or summer, you may not receive pay and credit for the same UROP project.

  1. Decide with your faculty supervisor on the proper subject number and unit total for your UROP. UROP credit units and subject numbers are determined and awarded in accordance with the policies established by your faculty supervisor's academic department.

    Check the MIT Bulletin for the applicable UROP subject numbers and related policies for your faculty supervisor's academic department. You will only be able to select the applicable subject numbers from within your online Credit UROP application.
  2. Submit your feedback on your most recent UROP(s).
  3. Write a UROP proposal and submit your UROP application by the given deadline for the semester/summer.
  4. Register the credit with the Registrar no later than the given term's Drop Date. You will only be able to select the applicable subject numbers from within your online Credit UROP application. You must add (register) or drop UROP credit as you would a class, no later than the Drop Date for the given semester. Details follow below.

Adding UROP

Dropping UROP

Credit Outside Semesters

Important Credit Registration Notes

Be sure to review all UROP Guidelines