Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Class 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. 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. Failure to pay attention to posted deadlines will have academic and financial consequences.

IAP/Spring Pre-Registration

You will pre-register for IAP and Spring on WebSIS and meet with your advisor subsequently to finalize and submit your registration. You must initiate Pre-Registration by December 31, 2014, to avoid late fees. Details for the process are outlined on the Registrar's site.

December 31 is also the deadline for listing your primary and alternative choices for CI-H/HW subjects using the Subject Selector as part of Pre-registration. Remember that the Communication Requirement is a paced requirement, and you must take one Communication Intensive Subject in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences during your first year. If you did not take one in the fall, make your choices in December. In the fall term, 80% of students who used the selector received their primary choices. For more information on the procedures for enrolling in CI-H/HW subjects see

See the Managing Your Spring Schedule, Planning Ahead for Success and Understanding Prerequisites pages for information and advice that may impact your choice of spring subjects.

All students are limited to 12-unit credit limit for IAP.

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.