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Transfer Orientation

Orientation Schedule

You should continue to refer to the online information under transfer students, as some of the information in the main orientation pages are specific to the Class of 2026 (e.g. Housing, Pre-Orientation Programs).

Orientation for all new students, including transfers takes place August 28 – September 2, 2022. A detailed schedule will be available over the summer.

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 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.