Undergraduate Special Student Admissions

If you are an enrolled undergraduate at another university and wish to study subjects not offered at your home university, you may apply to MIT as an Undergraduate Special Student. Special Student status is available to individuals who have successfully completed a year or more of study at the university level. Secondary school students are not eligible. Additional information may be found here.

Special students enjoy most of the privileges of matriculating students but are not eligible for campus housing or financial aid from MIT. Admission as a Special Student is valid for only one term (students must reapply each term) and does not imply admission as a degree candidate at a later time.

If you hold a bachelor's degree or higher and are interested in taking classes as a non-degree student at MIT, you must apply through the Advanced Study Program. Please visit their website or contact them at advancedstudy@mit.edu for more information.

Undergraduate Special Student application dates :

Fall Term Entry:
Application Available: February 1st
Application Due: May 1st
Notification By: July 1st

Spring Term Entry:
Application Available: August 1st
Application Due: October 1st
Notification By: December 1st

Online Application website is https://gradapply.mit.edu/special/apply/

Undergraduate Special Student Instructions

Please contact mitspecial@mit.edu with any questions.