There is no accelarated degree program at MIT, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. MIT accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, MIT does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 96% of students who start college at MIT graduate within six years.
MIT offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: MIT may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
MIT has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with MIT directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, MIT students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at MIT.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
MIT does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at MIT
MIT offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ MIT offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ MIT does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ MIT offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
❌ MIT does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ Students at MIT are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While MIT does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the MIT Libraries and there are 5 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
MIT does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does MIT have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
MIT has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at MIT include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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