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Transfer Orientation

Orientation Schedule

Orientation for students transferring to MIT in the Spring takes place several days prior to the week of Registration and will be\available in early January, so please check back or contact Leslie Bottari.  Spring Orientation for transfer students is an person one-day event that will include breakfast and lunch.

Academics and Registration 

All transfer students must fulfill the General Institute Requirements (GIRs) to graduate. While you can expect to transfer some of the courses you completed at your previous college or university, you will likely have to take at least some of the GIRs at MIT. More detail about the GIRs, can be found in the Academics & Exploration section.

The Registrar will designate you as a sophomore when you enter the Institute.  Once AP and transfer credit has been granted, you may be reclassify based on your incoming credit and any Advanced Standing Exams you pass. Most transfer students can expect to matriculate MIT within 3 years.

Your classes will be on grades. P/NR grading does NOT apply to transfers any upper-level students. Although you do not have a credit limit, we recommend that students take for 4 classes initially, with 3 technical classes and a HASS to allow room for academic and extracurricular exploration. 

Incoming transfer students do not pre-register for classes. Your academic department advisor will guide you through class selection at a scheduled time the week of Registration.