Your first year at MIT will open the door to many intellectual, social, and cultural challenges and opportunities.
Explore this section carefully for details on:
- Freshman Advising Options: Details on your first-year academic advising options and how to select the option that is best for you.
- First-Year Academics: Details on the subjects that all MIT undergraduates must fulfill as part of the General Institute Requirements, the special credit limit for first-year students, information on the special policies for freshman grades and details on how to seek Credit for Previous Study (e.g. how your AP scores, A-Levels, IB, and other international exam results, and/or your study at other colleges and universities may lead to credit or placement in more advanced subjects at MIT).
- Majors and Minors: MIT freshmen enter undeclared and choose their major at the end of second semester. Basic information about choosing a departmental major and options for choosing a minor.
- Academic Integrity: Information on academic integrity expectations at MIT: Why it is important, the consequences of academic dishonesty; advice and resources to help you maintain academic integrity in the face of academic pressures.