MITCommittee on Academic Performance

Progress Toward the Degree: Normal Expectations

MIT expects you to complete the requirements for a single SB degree in four years.

Normal Load

This means passing an average of 48 units of credit per term for eight terms. With rare exceptions, registration during IAP or summer term is not required.

With the approval of your faculty advisor, you may follow a program leading to an SB degree in more or less than eight terms; you may also pursue a double major, minor(s), and/or a concurrent SB/MEng degree. In most cases this means taking more than 48 units per term.

Markers for Normal Progress

The Institute expects you to complete the following subjects and requirements in the time frame listed: