Advanced Study Program
Important notes before applying:
- Applications require:
- Educational history (list of schools attended)
- Official academic transcripts
- Copy of your CV (résumé)
- Statement of purpose
- Letter of recommendation
- Visa Sponsorship: Full-time international students are eligible for visa sponsorship on a semester-by-semester basis. You must be accepted into 36 or more units of credit for each semester in order to qualify.
- Course 6: Students enrolled in one or more classes in Course 6 are limited to a maximum of 36 units of credit across all Courses for the semester.
- Sloan (Course 15): Fulltime ASP Fellows may take no more than 50 percent of their units of credit at Sloan. Classes that require Sloan Course Bidding are not available to any ASP students. They appear in the Subject Listing with this message:
- Class MAS.863, “How To Make Almost Anything,” is not available to ASP Fellows.
- Permission of Instructor: The Advanced Study Program will seek approval for classes whose prerequisites include “Permission of Instructor.” ASP applicants should not contact the instructor.
Upload or email your required materials as soon as possible, but do not submit your application until the MIT Subject Listing (course catalog) is available for your semester. The fall course catalog is available in late April, and the spring catalog is available in late November.
When the Subject Listing is released, use the “My Course Selections” tool to confirm that your classes do not conflict with each other. Fall classes are indicated by a leaf symbol ; spring classes are indicated by a flower . If you apply for a class that is not officially offered, or for classes whose schedules conflict, your application will not be considered.
Electronic transcripts and questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to five business days from submission of electronic documents for items to appear on your application.
Paper transcripts should be mailed to:
Attn: Advanced Study Program
238 Main Street, Building E48-401
Cambridge, MA 02142
Students who receive a grade lower than a B- while an ASP Fellow will not be considered for re-admittance to the program.
Application for Spring 2016
Regular (non-MIT staff) applicants:
The application for Spring 2016 is now closed.
The Fall 2016 application will be available in late February.
MIT Staff applicants:
Information about MIT’s Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) and how to apply if accepted into ASP can be found here. You must earn a B- or better in a graduate-level class and C- or better in an undergraduate-level class to be eligible for TAP. If you drop or withdraw from a class, or do not earn the minimum grade, you are responsible for the cost of your class.
Please view the ‘For MIT Employees’ page for more information about joining the Advanced Study Program as an MIT employee.