What you need to know

As an MIT student, you have a number of grading options available to you.

  • First-year students — all subjects taken in your first semester are graded on a Pass or No Record (P/NR) scale. In your second semester, subjects are graded ABC/NR.
  • Undergraduate students — you may use the Flexible P/NR Option on up to 48 units after your first semester.
  • Graduate students — choose up to one subject per semester to designate as P/D/F.
  • You may take an Advanced Standing Exam to receive credit or place into a more advanced subject level.
  • Subjects taken as a listener do not receive credit, count toward any requirement, or appear on your transcript.
  • You will not receive credit for repeating a subject, except for those designated as “repeatable for credit.”
  • If you receive an incomplete (I), your instructor may allow you to complete unfinished work in the subject to receive a final grade.
  • Final grades may be changed to correct errors while you are a student or within three months following your departure from MIT.