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) during 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.

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, October 8, 2021.
  • Drop Date for full-term subjects is Thursday, November 18, 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.

Sophomores

October 8

Friday

Change a Spring 2021 D/NE grade to a D.

December 17

Friday 

Deadline to resolve Spring 2021 IE grades

January 5 Wednesday First day to designate a Fall 2021 subject as Pass/No Record through the Flexible P/NR option (Final deadline: Add Date of your next enrolled term).

Juniors

September 7

Tuesday Change a hidden D for a Spring 2021 subject taken under the Science Core GIR P/NR option to a regular grade.
September 17 Friday Designate an H1 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
September 17 Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H1 subjects.

October 8

Friday 

Change a Spring 2021 D/NE grade to a D.

October 8

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

October 8

Friday Designate a full-term science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
November 1 Monday Designate an H2 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
November 1 Monday  Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H2 subjects.

December 17

Friday 

Deadline to resolve Spring 2021 IE grades.

Seniors 

September 7 Tuesday  Change a hidden D for a Spring 2021 subject taken under the Science Core GIR P/NR option to a regular grade. 
September 17 Friday Designate an H1 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
September 17 Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H1 subjects.

October 8

Friday 

Change a Spring 2021 D/NE grade to a D.

October 8

Friday Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for full-term subjects.
October 8 Friday  Designate a full-term science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.
November 1 Monday  Designate an H2 science core GIR as P/NR under the CUP’s Experimental Grading Policy.

November 1

Monday

Use your Jr/Sr P/D/F option(s) for H2 subjects.

December 17 Friday  Deadline to resolve Spring 2021 IE grades.

Graduate students 

September 17

Friday Use your Graduate P/D/F option(s) for H1 subjects.

October 8

Friday

Change a Spring 2021 D/NE grade to a D.

October 8

Friday Use your Graduate P/D/F option(s) for full-term subjects.
November 1 Monday Use your Graduate P/D/F option(s) for H2 subjects.

December 17

Friday 

Deadline to resolve Spring 2021 IE grades.