Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The First Year at MIT: For Prospective Students

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.

To have non-MIT studies considered for transfer credit, you must request that the college or university send an official transcript directly to the Staff in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP).  In addition, you need to provide supporting materials, specifically course syllabi and catalog descriptions for each class.  For mathematics courses, a photocopy of the table of contents from the textbook is also required.

Any course not documented by an official college/university transcript will not be accepted for MIT credit.  This includes:

The Institute may not accept transfer credit for all subjects, and transfer credit guidelines described on our Class of 2017 site are subject to change from year to year. Please feel free to contact staff in the UAAP if you have any questions.

All materials should be sent to the following address:

Transfer Credit Staff
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 7-104
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Please note that mathematics courses are evaluated over the summer prior to entry; all other courses are reviewed during the academic year. Detailed information on transfer credit policies as they apply to MIT’s Class of 2017 can be found on the Class of 2017 site.

For further information, contact Transfer Credit Staff in UAAP at 617-253-6771 or send email to