What you need to know

MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) has some unique grading procedures that you should be aware of.

  • Grades become available on WebSIS in mid-February.
  • If a grade you are expecting has not been posted by then, immediately check with the instructor to make sure it has been submitted.
  • IAP grades received after Add Date of the spring term are considered late. You must petition to have them added to your record.
  • First-year students — all subjects taken during IAP are graded on a Pass or No Record (P/NR) scale.
  • You may not take a subject as P/D/F unless it has been designated as P/D/F in the subject listing.

T grades

T grades for IAP subjects that begin prior to, or extend beyond, IAP will not appear on your transcript.

For subjects that begin in the fall term and extend into IAP (e.g. 8.01L and 18.02A):

  • You will receive a T on your internal grade report at the end of the fall term.
  • The subject and your final grade will appear on your internal grade report and transcript at the end of IAP.

For subjects that begin in IAP and extend into the spring term:

  • You will receive a T on your internal grade report at the end of IAP.
  • The subject and your final grade will appear on your internal grade report and transcript at the end of the spring term.