Students from other partner institutions may cross-register for remote classes at MIT during the spring semester. For more information, contact

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 visit the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT).

Some key points to remember:

  • 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. Remember, 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 your cross-registration form must be filed at both schools. Submit one copy, including a completed Non-Institute Biographic Form, to the MIT Student Services Center in Room 11-120 by MIT's Add Date. Submit a second copy to the appropriate office at MassArt.
  • Brandeis students submit two copies of your cross-registration form and a completed Non-Institute Biographic Form to the MIT Student Services Center in Room 11-120 by MIT's Add Date.
  • The day after you submit your cross-registration form(s), obtain your ID card from MIT Card Services in Room E17-106.
  • Sign up for your MIT email (Athena) account and install MIT certificates on your browser to access your records on WebSIS and participate in our subject evaluation process.
  • 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. Your home school will notify us of the drop.