Special student

A special student may or may not be pursuing a degree elsewhere at the undergraduate or graduate level and is admitted to take approved classes at MIT.  Special students are considered non-degree students. Admission as a special student does not imply any commitment on the part of MIT toward an individual’s admissibility to regular student status; it also does not allow the individual to cross-register at partner institutions.

Graduate special students are individuals that have already obtained a bachelor’s degree, and apply through the Advanced Study Program (ASP).