Graduate Policies & Procedures

Student status

 

Regular student

 

Rules for admission as a regular student

 

International student

 

Expectations for international students

 

Special student

 

Information for students applying as nondegree special students either at the undergraduate or graduate level

 

Part-time status

 

Regulations regarding the pursuit of a graduate degree on a part-time basis

 

Nonresident status

 

Conditions under which thesis research may be carried out while not in formal residence at the Institute

 

Visiting student

 

Information for students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution of higher education other than MIT and have been invited by faculty to do research at MIT

 

Exchange student

 

Information regarding studying on campus at another institution as an Exchange Scholar or studying at MIT through an approved exchange program

 

Transfer student

 

Information for students of faculty who are newly hired to MIT and wish to continue their thesis research with the advisor

 

Institute research staff

 

Information regarding research staff who wish to work for an advanced degree as a special graduate student