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