How do I sign up for classes?
What are the class requirements for the S.M., E.A.A.
and Ph.D./Sc.D. degrees?
What are the math requirements in Aero/Astro?
What is and when is the Technical Writing
Q: How do I sign up for classes?
Check out the
Online Course Schedule to determine which classes interest you and are
related to your prospective research. You can also pick up a paper copy
of the Course schedules for the academic year in September at an announced
campus location (when you show your I.D.) or at the Aero/Astro graduate
student office in 33-208.
When you arrive at MIT, you will need to
contact the graduate student office in 33-208 to identify your academic
advisor. Make an appointment to register with this advisor on
Registration Day (see
Academic Calendar for specific date). Often, the academic advisor
will have a sheet posted on his or her door with slots for students to
sign up to register on Reg Day. If you are unable to contact your
assigned academic advisor on Registration Day, contact the graduate
student office in 33-208 to get an alternate to sign your
You will need to acquire your registration
form (a 3-ply form) from either the graduate student office in 33-208 or
from your academic advisor.
Take your registration form and your class
preferences with you to your advising appointment. There your advisor
will tell you what you need to take to meet your requirements (degree
and/or research) and you can let him or her know what you would like to
take. After classes have been agreed upon by both of you, he or she will
fill in these classes on the form and you will both sign the registration
You keep one of the forms, the academic
advisor keeps another, and you must take the WHITE form to Johnson
Athletic Center to submit to the Institute.
about 1 month or so, check your registration at
http://student.mit.edu under Academics to ensure that the classes were
Q: What are the class requirements for the
S.M., E.A.A. and Ph.D./Sc.D. degrees?
A: The class and thesis
requirements can be found on the
Aero/Astro Website. There is a math requirement for all
Aero/Astro degree applicants, and then there is a minimum number of H level
courses, depending on your degree. You must also pass the Technical Writing
Examination with a score of 75 or above.
Q: What are the math requirements in
A: Classes that currently satisfy
the math requirements are listed on the
Aero/Astro Website. In general, you can take 2 subjects
from the “A” and “B” list OR 1 subject from the “C” list.
Q: What is and when is the Technical Writing
A: More information on the TWE can
be found on the
Aero/Astro Website. You should receive mailings from the
Graduate Students Office about the date/time of the exam before you arrive
at MIT in the fall. If you are a student starting in the winter, you will
be notified of (or will need to check on) the time of the Fall TWE. It
usually occurs during the 1st week of classes and is moderated by the
English department NOT the Aero/Astro department.