Expectations During Withdrawal
A dean will work with you to outline expectations regarding your time away from MIT and you will receive an email summarizing the expectations. You should have a full understanding of these expectations at the time of your withdrawal. Most often, we expect students to engage in sustained, productive activity during their withdrawal. Recommendations often include a full time course load at another university, part-time study combined with employment, or full-time employment. For Fall readmission, classes or employment completed over the summer prior to the anticipated date of return will not be considered.
Classes should be rigorous and taken at a four-year college or university with earned grades of B or better. Audited classes will not be considered. Students may wish to consult with appropriate academic departments at MIT to identify classes that may qualify for transfer credit at MIT.
If circumstances change during withdrawal, it is not unusual for expectations to be added or modified by the deans. Decisions about withdrawal expectations or changes to withdrawal expectations are made together with the student, but the final decision rests with our deans.