MIT: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyIAP: Independent Activities Period

For-Credit Subjects: Registration

This page contains information for students on registering for IAP credit subjects, including instructions on adding and dropping subjects, online pre-registration, taking fall subjects that extend into January, participating in Physical Education classes, IAP subject grading, and cross-registration.

About IAP Credit

Physical Education Classes


Faculty send final grades to the Registrar. Grades become available on WebSIS later that month. Students should contact their instructors to make sure grades are submitted. Grades will appear on students' official transcript under the subject's official MIT Bulletin title.


Cambridge University students participating in the Cambridge/MIT Undergraduate Exchange may participate in IAP for-credit subjects and non-credit activities. Cambridge students wishing to enroll in a for-credit subject must pre-register for IAP beginning on December 1, as do MIT students.

Credit guidelines for the Independent Activities Period are approved by the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education. If you need more information, contact the Registrar's Office.