MIT's academic departments may grant some credit for courses taken at your previous college or university. The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) coordinates the transfer credit process for new transfer students. Decisions on credit are made by the department Transfer Credit Examiner.
Pages in this section provide detail on seeking and using transfer credit:
- How to Seek MIT Transfer Credit
- Transfer Credit and the General Institute Requirements
Requests for credit in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics are reviewed during the summer before starting at MIT; all other requests are reviewed after Fall Registration.
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.
- Chemistry (ignore application process described there and follow steps here instead)
Pre-health profession students, note important information about transfer credit on GECD's Medical/Health Profession School Requirements page.
For More Information
Address questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 617-253-6771.
For information on transfer credit for study after your first term, see the Registrar's website.
For information about the use of previous college study in Admissions decisions, please visit http://www.mitadmissions.org/. UAAP cannot answer questions about qualifications for admission to MIT. MIT does not evaluate transfer credit for students before they are admitted.