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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 fall term subject selection. Many of these meetings occur on Registration Day, Tuesday, September 6. However, all students and advisors can begin using the online registration system when it opens on Monday, August 29. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their registration before classes begin on Wednesday, September 7 to ensure accurate class enrollments. The deadline to register without penalty is Friday, September 9 at 11:59 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, 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. Students also acknowledge that they will comply with the standards of performance and behavior as described in the Mind and Hand Book, the Academic Integrity Handbook and other published Institute policies.
Once the advisor has approved the registration selections, all subsequent changes to the student's program are made via the Online Add Drop application.
Continuing students interested in registering for subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences select their CI-H/HW preferences during pre-registration. Transfer students and students returning from leaves of absence are not scheduled into subjects before online registration opens in the fall. During registration, these students can add themselves to waitlists for CI-H/HW subjects. They will be prioritized higher on the waitlists than continuing students who add themselves to waitlists after receiving their schedules. For more details, please see Enrollment Tools for CI-H/CI-HW Subjects.
Student schedules are generated on Friday, September 2. Be aware that when enrolling for a subject on the registration form for which you did not pre-register, you will not be assigned to a particular section. Please reference the Student Schedules FAQ page to learn about choosing or switching sections.
Registration must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the first week of term (11:59 pm, Friday, September 9). 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, September 16) will result in the loss of student status.
A petition is required to complete registration after Friday, October 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.
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 email@example.com. On Registration Day, Registrar’s Office staff will be available to assist with registration related matters in 5-117.
Starting on Wednesday, September 7 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, 5-117.
If students make subsequent changes to their registration during the term, they should recheck it on WebSIS to confirm accuracy.