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Registration Instructions for Spring 2014

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Registration Process
Choosing Sections
Submitting Registration
Online Registration Help
Checking Status of Registration

Registration Process

For Spring 2014, all MIT students (except Special Students) will be registering online. Online Registration is an application built by the Registrar's Office and Information Services & Technology to facilitate registration in a digital format.

All full time students are expected to meet with their advisors or registration officers to discuss spring term subject selection. Many of these meetings may occur on Registration Day, Monday February 3. However, students and advisors can begin using the online registration system when it opens on Monday, January 27. Students are strongly encouraged to submit registration forms before classes begin on Tuesday, February 4 to ensure accurate class enrollments. The deadline to register without penalty is Friday, February 7 at 5:00 pm. Students should consult with their advisor(s) to arrange their registration meeting.

At the registration meeting, students and advisors agree upon subject enrollment for the term. After conferring, the academic advisor or registration officer approves the subject selections. The student is responsible for completing the registration process and submitting the digital form.

If a student is on registration hold, both the student and advisor can make changes to subject selections online and the advisor can submit his/her approval. However, a student cannot submit their registration until arrangements are made to clear the hold.

Students who wish to cross-register at Harvard, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, or Wellesley should follow the special procedures for those schools.

Undergraduates registered for fewer than 36 units (not including Listener or ROTC subjects) are considered to be less than full-time. Read how registration load affects financial aid, loan deferments, compliance with immigration regulations, eligibility for varsity athletics, and external health insurance.

The student must acknowledge terms and conditions before submitting their registration. By acknowledging these terms the student agrees to pay all charges on his or her student account when due and acknowledges that MIT may assess late charges or finance charges, suspend registration, withhold a degree, and charge collection costs if all charges are not paid.

Once the advisor has approved the registration selections, all subsequent changes to the student's program require an Online Add Drop Form approved by the advisor.

Students who want to add a HASS-D subject should consult the Open Class List (HASS-D subjects that still have openings after the HASS-D lottery). Students should request approval to add a HASS-D subject using an Online Add Drop Form.

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Choosing Sections

Student schedules are generated after pre-registration closes and before Online Registration opens. Be aware that enrolling for a subject on the registration form does not include section assignments. Please reference the Student Schedules FAQ page to learn about choosing or switching sections.

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Submitting Registration

Registration must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first week of term (Friday, February 7). Registration submitted after this deadline is subject to a $50 late fee.

Failure to complete registration by the end of the second week of the term (Friday, February 14) will result in the loss of student status.

A petition is required to complete registration after Friday, March 7. Undergraduates must petition the Committee on Academic Performance, and graduate students, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education. A $100 late fee is assessed if the petition is approved.

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Online Registration Help

Help is available with online registration in the form of web-based and PDF manuals. In addition, users are encouraged to inquire with their Department Academic Administrator or send a message to records@mit.edu. On Registration Day, Registrar’s Office staff will be available to assist with registration related matters in 5-119.

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Checking Status of Registration

Starting on Tuesday, February 4, students can view their official subject registrations on WebSIS.

Students are responsible for reviewing their registration carefully and promptly correcting any discrepancies by contacting the Registrar's Office, 5-119.

If students make subsequent changes to their registration during the term, they should recheck it on WebSIS to confirm accuracy.

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