MIT: Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStudent Support Services


The information provided in this section outlines the processes associated with readmission to MIT after a withdrawal. Students who have been away from MIT for the requisite amount of time on a Voluntary, Medical, or academic Required Withdrawal are eligible to apply for readmission. The readmission process has been designed to make sure that students are ready to return successfully to MIT.

As the Faculty Rules and Regulations state (section 1.73.5), "the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) shall act with power on applications for readmission at the undergraduate level after a Voluntary, Medical, or Required Withdrawal." Our deans coordinate many facets of the readmission process on behalf of the CAP, recommend decisions to the CAP, but the final decision rests with the CAP.

No application for readmission to the undergraduate program will be considered from any applicant who has received a bachelor's degree or equivalent from another institution or who is a candidate for such a degree at another institution. The readmission guidelines comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), a law designed to protect students who leave school for military service.


Applications for readmission are due June 15 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. To ensure that the Readmission Committee has the most up to date information about your time away, applications will be accepted no earlier than June 1 for the Fall term and November 1 for the Spring term. Supplemental material will be accepted until July 1 for the Fall semester and December 1 for the Spring semester.

Readmission requests are generally not processed for IAP or the Summer semester. Applications for readmission will not be reviewed until all materials are received and the application is complete. Readmission deadlines are firm, and requests to extend the deadline or to accept late applications will not be considered.