What you need to know

Students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) and Brandeis can take classes at MIT during the fall and spring semesters. Cross-registration for Brandeis students is restricted to one or two subjects in urban studies (Course 11) at MIT.

MIT students interested in cross-registering at MassArt should review instructions on the Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) program website.

Some key points to remember:

  • All cross-registered students must provide proof of their Covid-19 vaccination in MIT’s Covid Pass app.
  • Each school has its own rules and deadlines. You must meet the earlier of the two cross-registration and Add/Drop deadlines.
  • We do not recommend cross-registering for an MIT class in your graduating term if your graduation depends on that class. Grades for MIT classes may not be available before your degree decision is made.
  • MIT uses plus and minus grade modifiers for internal purposes only; they are not reported to your home school.

What you need to do

  • Review dates and deadlines on both MIT’s and your home school’s Academic Calendars. You must meet the earlier of the two deadlines for cross-registration and any subsequent add or drop.
  • Find class descriptions, meeting times, and locations for MIT subjects in the Subject Listing & Schedule.
  • Obtain the cross-registration form from your school’s registrar.
  • MassArt students — you must file at both schools. Email your cross-registration form and completed Non-Institute Biographic Form to records@mit.edu by MIT's Add Date. Submit a copy of your cross-registration form to the appropriate office at MassArt.
  • Brandeis students — Email your cross-registration form and completed Non-Institute Biographic Form to records@mit.edu by MIT's Add Date.
  • After your forms are processed by MIT (typically 2-3 business days after receipt), you will receive an email confirmation with your MIT ID number.
  • Upon receipt of your ID number, sign up for a Kerberos account.
  • Install MIT certificates on your browser.
  • Install MIT’s Covid Pass app and upload your proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
    • Students who have previously cross-registered at MIT do not need to reupload, but we recommend visiting https://covidvaccine.mit.edu/ to confirm that your record is up to date.
  • Go to MIT Card Services in Room E17-106 to obtain an ID card.
  • Add your emergency contact information to your personal record in WebSIS.
  • To drop your MIT subject, you must submit a request with your home registrar’s office, and they will notify us of the drop.