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MIT: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2017

First Year Academics: Credit for Previous Study - Transfer Credit

MIT's academic departments may grant some credit for courses taken at your previous college or university. The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) coordinates the transfer credit process for incoming first-year students. Decisions on credit are made by the department Transfer Credit Examiner.

Pages in this section provide detail on seeking and using transfer credit:

In general, credit and/or appropriate placement may be offered if the courses are substantially equivalent to those in the MIT curriculum, and if the grade earned meets MIT standards. However, each department sets its own policies about awarding transfer credit and delegates this decision to its Transfer Credit Examiner, who reviews each request individually. For help in deciding whether to seek transfer credit, check MIT's subject descriptions and department web pages, especially in: Chemistry (ignore application process described there and follow steps here instead); Mathematics; and Physics.

For More Information

  • Address questions to ap@mit.edu or telephone 617-253-6771.
  • For information on transfer credit for study after freshman year, see the Registrar's website.
  • For information about the use of previous college study in Admissions decisions, please visit http://www.mitadmissions.org/. UAAP cannot answer questions about qualifications for admission to MIT. MIT does not evaluate transfer credit for students before they are admitted.