Advanced Standing Exams
Advanced Standing Examinations (ASEs) are one means through which you can obtain credit for MIT subjects without enrolling in the subject. (See Credit for Previous Study for information on other ways to obtain MIT credit.) A passing grade on an MIT ASE will place you into the next subject in a sequence; it may also give you credit toward your degree, depending on the department offering the exam. Note that you cannot take an ASE if you have ever registered for or attended the subject at MIT. Full guidelines for ASEs are on the Registrar's website.
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).
For specific dates and registration details, see the following websites:
- Biology (7.01x)
- Calculus (18.01 and 18.02; the Math Department also offers ASEs in 18.03 and 18.06)
- Chemistry (5.111/5.112)
- Physics (8.01 and 8.02).