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