Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyClass of 2018
The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics: Your Registration

You are responsible for ensuring that your registration is accurate and properly reflects the classes that you are attending this term.

Meeting with Your Advisor to Register for Spring

Getting Your Fall Hidden Grades

Your advisor will receive a hard copy of your Fall Internal (Hidden) Grades by January 8. You can pick up your copy from your advisor when you meet for registration.

Registration Holds

If your registration is on hold, you must still meet in person with your advisor to go over your registration choices for Spring term. Your registration cannot be submitted online until you clear the hold. Once it is cleared, you will be able to complete your registration.

Spring Credit Limit

Remember that 57 units is the maximum for spring term. The increased freshman credit limit allows you more room for exploration. If some of your fall term classes were a review, then you may be experience new material for the first time. Even if you did extremely well in fall classes, you'll may find that spring subjects are more difficult and time-consuming.

Note: If you are voted a Warning by the Committee on Academic Performance from the fall semester, your spring credit limit is fixed at 4 subjects, up to 48 units.

Registration for students who take early sophomore standing:

Checking WebSIS

Remember to verify your registration for accuracy on WebSIS by February 6, before your schedule is taken off line. You must report any discrepancies to the Registrar's office, room 5-119.

Registration Changes

Be sure to check your status of registration on WebSIS well before Add and Drop Date each term so that you can make corrections as needed before the given deadline. You have to submit an Add/Drop/Change form to add or drop classes after your registration has been submitted.

Please pay close attention to the Add and Drop deadlines on the Academic Calendar, as registration changes must be submitted by these deadlines.

The Registrar's website provides complete instructions on adding or dropping a class.

For Spring 2015, these deadlines are:

Failure to pay attention to posted deadlines will have academic and financial consequences.