MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The First Year at MIT

Credit for Previous Study: Advanced Standing Exams

Advanced Standing Examinations (ASEs) are one means through which you can obtain credit for MIT subjects without enrolling in the subject. A passing grade on an MIT ASE will give you subject credit toward your degree and place you into the next subject in a sequence, if relevant. Note that you cannot take an ASE if you have ever registered for or attended the subject at MIT.

Advanced Standing Exams in General Institute Requirements (GIRs) are usually offered during Orientation in August and in the last week of the Independent Activities Period (late January/early February).

Full guidelines for ASEs are on the Registrar's website.

For specific dates and registration details, see the following websites: