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Registration Instructions for IAP 2015

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Eligibility
Registration
Credit Limit
Lottery Subjects
Adding and Dropping
Grading
Difference from Spring and Fall Terms

Eligibility

Regular students who are charged full tuition in either the fall or spring term are eligible to take IAP subjects at no additional tuition cost. Students who are not charged full tuition in either the fall or spring term are subject to additional tuition charges and should consult the Registrar's Office, 5-119, records@mit.edu.

Students do not have to register for IAP to retain student status between the fall and spring terms.

New graduate students and undergraduate transfer students admitted for spring term, as well as returning students who will be registered in the spring, are eligible to take IAP subjects, but should contact Peter Hayes in the Registrar's Office to pre-register for IAP.

Special students should consult the MIT Course Catalog for information on eligibility.

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Registration

In IAP only, students are automatically registered based on pre-registration and the results of any IAP subject lotteries. On the first day of IAP, students who pre-registered will receive an email listing the subjects for which they have been registered. Note that the emailed list may not include all lotteried subjects, as rosters for those subjects are not always delivered to the Registrar by the start of IAP. After the close of IAP pre-registration, subsequent changes to IAP registration should be made using Online Add/Drop forms.

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Credit Limit

There is a strictly enforced 12-unit credit limit during IAP for all students, undergraduate and graduate.

Students taking a subject in IAP which began in the fall and extends into IAP (e.g. 8.01L, 18.02A) or a subject which begins in IAP and extends into the spring will have 6 units applied toward IAP. These students have 6 remaining units available in IAP. Students who take two such subjects cannot receive credit for additional units in IAP.

A UROP taken for credit counts toward the IAP credit limit.

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Lottery Subjects

Some IAP credit subjects conduct enrollment lotteries. Students wishing to take lottery credit subjects do not pre-register for these subjects on WebSIS, but instead must follow the instructions in the subject descriptions in the IAP Guide. The organizers will notify students of the outcome of the lottery.

Students who get a space in a lottery subject will be registered automatically. This automatic registration applies only to lottery subjects offered during IAP.

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Adding and Dropping

As there are varied start and end dates for IAP subjects, there is no single add or drop date. Students should use WebSIS pre-registration to make their subject selections through 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31.

After 5:00 pm on December 31, students should submit Online Add/Drop forms to make any further registration changes. The instructor's approval is required to add a subject. For IAP only, the advisor's approval is not required to add or drop a subject.

Alternatively, students may notify the instructor they are adding or dropping the subject so that the instructor can make a notation when they submit grades to the Registrar's Office.

Students may not drop subjects after submitting the final assignment or examination.

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Grading

IAP grades become available on WebSIS in mid-February. If a grade you are expecting has not been posted by then, check immediately with the instructor to make sure grades have been submitted. IAP grades received after Add Date of the subsequent spring term will not be recorded. Students must petition to have such late grades added to their records.

For subjects like 8.01L and 18.02A that begin in the fall term and extend into IAP, students receive T notations on their internal grade reports at the end of the fall term. Neither the fall-term subjects nor the T notations appear on the students' transcripts. At the end of IAP, when students complete the subjects, the subjects and their final grades will be added to their internal grade reports and appear on their transcripts.

Similarly, for subjects that begin in IAP and continue into the spring, students will receive internal T notations at the end of IAP, with the subjects and their final grades appearing on their internal grade reports and transcripts at the end of the spring term.

For students who repeat 18.01 in IAP, the subject and grades appear on internal grade reports. They also appear on transcripts, except for freshmen who perform at the D or F level.

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Difference from Spring and Fall Terms

IAP is different from spring and fall terms. Generally, students are not required to participate in IAP and there are few restrictions on adding and dropping subjects.

While there are is no Online Registration for IAP, students are encouraged to discuss IAP plans with their advisors.

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