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How many classes do you recommend transfer students take?

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Although upperclassmen are not on a credit limit, we caution you to take a reasonable workload in your first semester at MIT. Classes are rigorous regardless of your college preparation at a former institution. The recommendation is that you take 3 (12 units each) technical subjects and 1 HASS your first term. Registering for 48 units will allow you time to adjust to the rapid pace of MIT and figure out how you will manage your time. This will also offer you the opportunity to explore extracurricular activities such as student groups, sports or musical groups.