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The First Year at MIT

First-Year Academics: PE, Lab & REST Requirements

This page details the Physical Education, Laboratory, and Restricted Elective General Institute Requirements.

The Physical Education General Institute Requirement

Physical Education is part of the General Institute Requirements; students cannot graduate without fulfilling this GIR.

For complete information, see the PE website.

Laboratory and REST Requirements

The REST (Restricted Electives in Science & Technology) consists of 2 subjects and the LABoratory requirement 1 or 2 subjects (12 units total). Read more in the Bulletin.