Progress Toward the Degree
An MIT SB requires completion of the 17 General Institute Requirements and a major course of study, plus electives. The Committee on Academic Performance monitors students' progress toward the SB degree in conjunction with the academic departments, primarily through the End of Term Academic Review.
To explain terms and principles used by the CAP in the End of Term Review, this section:
- Outlines MIT's academic standards, defining Satisfactory Academic Progress and Light Load, and giving special attention to the Communication Requirement.
- Defines credit limits designed to help certain groups of students succeed, along with information on exceptions and petitions to exceed a limit.
- Points to resources to help improve performance, including MIT's policies on academic honesty.
- Explains policies regarding the grade of Incomplete, which must be resolved before an SB can be granted.