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What class year will I be a part of (e.g. freshman, sophomore, etc.) when I transfer to MIT?

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All transfers to MIT have 3 years (6 semesters) to graduate. Whether you transfer in the fall or the spring of your sophomore year, you are admitted and classified as a sophomore initially. If you have completed more than 1 year of college work and much of your credit is transferred, you may request a reclassification of your status from the Registrar. If you receive a lot of transfer credit and you are ready to graduate after 2 years rather than 3, you will need to file the application to graduate before Add Date of your final semester.

Each graduating class elects a Class council that organizes social events, study breaks and class ring delivery (the MIT “brass rat”). To be included in events with your class, you should send an email to the Class council informing them that you are a transfer student who plans to graduate with your particular class year.