What you need to know

MIT students have a number of grading options available to them as part of the Institute’s policies, through the Committee on the Undergraduate Program’s (CUP) Experimental Grading Policies, and under the Emergency Academic Regulations (EARs) due to the pandemic disruption.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with our helpful list of deadlines below. Click on the links for additional information about the specific grading option or policy and visit our Spring 2021 Grading page for a listing by cohort.

Some key points to remember:

  • Many, but not all, of these deadlines are contained within the Academic Calendar.
  • Add Date for full-term subjects is Friday, March 19, 2021.
  • Drop Date for full-term subjects is Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  • Request changes to grading options through our Add/Drop application. After your advisor has approved the request, return to Add/Drop to submit the change.

First-year students 

March 19 Friday Choose the PE/NE option for an H3 subject.
April 29 Thursday Choose the PE/NE option for a full-term subject.
May 6 Thursday Choose the PE/NE option for an H4 subject.
June 1 Tuesday First day to designate a Spring 2021 subject as Pass/No Record through the Flexible P/NR option. (Final deadline: Add Date of your next enrolled term.)

Sophomores

February 12

Friday Change a hidden D for a fall 2020 subject taken under the Science Core GIR P/NR option to a regular grade.
February 26 Friday Designate an H3 subject as Exploratory.
February 26 Friday Designate an H3 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.

March 19

Friday

Change a Fall 2020 D/NE grade to a D.

March 19

Friday

Designate a full-term subject as Exploratory.

March 19

Friday Designate a full-term science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
March 19 Friday Choose the PE/NE option for an H3 subject.
April 16 Friday Designate an H4 subject as Exploratory.
April 16 Friday Designate an H4 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.

April 29

Thursday

Choose the PE/NE option for a full-term subject.

May 6 Thursday Choose the PE/NE option for an H4 subject.

May 27

Thursday

Deadline to resolve Fall 2020 IE grades.

Juniors

February 12

Friday Change a hidden D for a fall 2020 subject taken under the Science Core GIR P/NR option to a regular grade.
February 26 Friday Designate an H3 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
February 26 Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H3 subjects.

March 19

Friday 

Change a Fall 2020 D/NE grade to a D.

March 19

Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for full-term subjects

March 19 

Friday Designate a full-term science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
March 19 Friday Choose the PE/NE option for an H3 subject.
April 16 Friday Designate an H4 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
April 16 Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H4 subjects

April 29

Thursday 

Choose the PE/NE option for a full-term subject.

May 6 Thursday Choose the PE/NE option for an H4 subject.

May 27

Thursday

Deadline to resolve Fall 2020 IE grades.

Seniors 

February 26 Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H3 subjects.

March 19

Friday 

Change a Fall 2020 D/NE grade to a D.

March 19

Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for a full-term subject.
March 19 Friday Choose the PE/NE option for an H3 subject.
April 16 Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H4 subjects

April 29

Thursday 

Choose the PE/NE option for a full-term subject.

May 6 Thursday Choose the PE/NE option for an H4 subject.

May 27

Thursday

Deadline to resolve Fall 2020 IE grades.

Graduate students 

February 26

Friday Use your Graduate P/D/F option(s) for H3 subjects.

March 19

Friday

Change a Fall 2020 D/NE grade to a D.

March 19

Friday Use your Graduate P/D/F option(s) for full-term subjects.

March 19

Friday

Choose the PE/NE option for an H3 subject.

April 16 Friday Use your Graduate P/D/F option(s) for H4 subjects.

April 29

Thursday

Choose the PE/NE option for a full-term subject.

May 6

Thursday

Choose the PE/NE option for an H4 subject.

May 27

Thursday

Deadline to resolve Fall 2020 IE grades.