Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2018
The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics

Your first year at MIT will open the door to many intellectual, social, and cultural challenges and opportunities.

This section provides information on first year academics— from the classes that all MIT undergraduates must fulfill as part of the General Institute Requirements and a typical freshman schedule, to details on the special credit limit for first-year students, information on the special policies for freshman grades, and information on 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).

In addition, information is provided on majors and minors.