Registration requirements

Once admitted (or readmitted) to an MIT advanced degree program, a person becomes a student at the start of the term for which he or she was admitted. The person retains regular student status until graduation, unless the student withdraws, is required to withdraw, or fails to complete registration.

Each student is assigned to a departmental faculty member who serves as the student’s graduate registration officer. The registration officer must approve the student’s program as well as any subsequent changes.

Status of registration

Information and expectations regarding student registration

Retention of student status

Procedure for retaining status as a student

Medical report requirement

Requirements regarding the reporting of medical history to the Institute


Different ways a student can receive credit for subjects

Academic terms

Description of and instructions for registration for academic terms (Fall, Spring, Summer, Independent Activities Period)

Tuition and fees

Where to find information about tuition and fees