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The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics: Science Core Subjects - Calculus

To fulfill the Calculus GIR, students either have AP credit, Advanced Standing Exam or Transfer Credit or take versions of 18.01 and 18.02 at MIT.

Next steps in Math for freshmen who have fulfilled 18.01 and 18.02 requirements

Many freshmen come in with a combination of AP and transfer credits to have fulfilled 18.01 and 18.02. The next subjects in the Math sequence are:

Advanced subjects

Quite a few freshmen are coming into MIT with significant math background and may wish to try a higher-level subject, e.g., 18.100B, 18.700, or 18.701. Some are even more advanced. But not all are ready for this rigor, especially when combined with 3 other MIT subjects. Therefore, please do not allow a first semester freshmen to enroll in one of the higher-level math subjects without consulting with someone in Mathematics. Victor Guilleman, x3-4983, transfer credit examiner, Mike Artin, x3-3689, specifically for 18.701 questions, Barbara Peskin, x3-2416, 2-285, Math academic administrator, and/or Haynes Miller, x3-7569, Math education officer.