Progress Toward the Degree: Satisfactory Academic Progress
MIT expects you to achieve at least a satisfactory record each term. These minimum requirements have three components:
- Pass at least 36 units of credit (39 for freshmen).
- A term grade point average above 3.0 on the 5.0 scale. (Occasionally the CAP may set a higher level of minimum performance for a student with a previous poor record.)
- Progress toward the General Institute Requirements (GIRs) and your major program.
If you do not meet these standards in a term, your department and the CAP will review your record and take appropriate action. See End of Term Review for details of this process.
Note that some scholarship-granting agencies (e.g., US Federal Title IV financial aid, ROTC programs) have stricter minimum academic standards than those of MIT itself. If you have any questions about your academic standing and financial aid, consult your Financial Aid Officer in Student Financial Services.