First-Year Credit Limits and Grading

For the Class of 2025

First-year students are graded differently and are subject to a credit limit by faculty rule. The grading policy is intended to help you adjust to MIT's teaching and grading methods as well as the increased workload without having to worry about accumulating a grade point average (GPA) and the credit limit aims to help you adjust to MIT's workload while also learning to live a balanced life with more autonomy than you may be used to having.