What you need to know
As a full-time MIT student, you may cross-register for classes at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Each school has its own cross-registration rules and you should review them to learn if you are eligible. Cross-registration is available during the fall and spring terms.
Some key points to remember:
- Generally, no more than half of your term registration may be taken at another institution.
- Each school has its own rules and deadlines. You must meet the earlier of the two cross-registration and add/drop/change deadlines — MIT’s or the other institution’s.
- Additionally, each school has its own grade deadlines. There may be a delay between when your MIT grades are posted and when grades from other institutions become available.
- MIT students will not incur additional tuition costs when cross-registering at Harvard, Wellesley, or MassArt.
What you need to do
- Make yourself aware of the guidelines, procedures, and deadlines for each institution to confirm that you are eligible to cross-register. There may be restrictions on which classes you can take. For example, first-year students are not eligible to cross-register at Harvard.
- Review each school’s course catalog to find subjects of interest to you.
- Learn how the other institution’s credits will convert to MIT units.
- Complete your cross-registration form by the earlier of the two deadlines — MIT’s or the other institution’s.
- Obtain your department’s approval, if necessary, in order to obtain GIR credit for a cross-registered subject.