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Credit for Previous Study: Transfer Credit

Perhaps you have already taken courses at an accredited college or university, or plan to in the near future. If you have completed studies beyond the level of the traditional secondary school curriculum, you may be eligible to receive MIT transfer credit and, where appropriate, advanced placement.

In general, credit and/or appropriate placement may be offered if the courses are substantially equivalent to those in the MIT curriculum, and if the grade earned meets MIT standards. However, each department sets its own policies about awarding transfer credit and delegates this decision to its Transfer Credit Examiner, who reviews each request individually.

Transfer credit decisions are made by the relevant academic department, after you have been admitted to study at MIT.

The Institute may not accept transfer credit for all subjects, and policies may change from year to year.

Current policies and processes for transfer credit appear on the Class of 2020 site.

MIT reviews transfer credit requests only for admitted students. General information may be found on academic departments' websites, especially:

Address questions not answered here regarding MIT's policies and procedures on credit for previous study to or 617-253-4164.

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