Your first year at MIT will open the door to many intellectual, social, and cultural challenges and opportunities.
Explore this section carefully for complete details on the following:
- Freshman Advising: Information on advising roles and responsibilities, your first meetings with your advisor, your Online Advising Freshman Folder, and more.
- Investigating Your Academic Options during Orientation: Orientation events that provide the information you need for your advising meeting and to understand how to choose your first-year subjects.
- Balanced Your Schedule: Important things to think about as you plan your fall schedule.
- Fall Registration Guidelines and Procedures: Details on how to register for fall classes, including procedures and deadlines.
- General Institute Requirements (GIRs): Overview of the subjects all MIT undergraduates must take or receive credit for as part of the general requirements.
- Advanced Placement Credit: Information on the way AP scores may lead to credit or placement in more advanced subjects at MIT.
- International Exam Credit: Information on the way A-Levels, IB, and other international exam results may lead to credit or placement in more advanced subjects at MIT.
- Transfer Credit: Information on the way study at other colleges and universities may lead to credit or placement in more advanced subjects at MIT.
- Learning Communities: Descriptions of the four learning communities (Concourse, Experimental Study Group (ESG), Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), and Terrascope/Mission 2016) that offer alternative pathways through the freshman year.
- Freshman Credit Limits: What is the Freshman credit limit and how do limits differ each term in the first year.
- First year Grading Policies: Information on freshman grading policies.