Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Class of 2018
The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics: Typical Freshman Schedule

All MIT students must complete 17 General Institute Requirements, which include a core of science subjects generally taken during the first year.

Depending on your preparation and scores on College Board Advanced Placement tests, Advanced Standing exams, or transfer credit, (consult your Online Freshman Advising Folder), a typical first-year curriculum at MIT might look like the following:

FALL = 54 units

IAP = 12 units

SPRING = 57 units

View the General Institute Requirements page for a complete list of the GIR's.