Cross-registered students may not enter MIT buildings until they are cleared through Covid Pass. See instructions below.

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:

  • You must be added to Covid Pass to attend classes on MIT’s campus.
  • 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 — 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.
  • The day after you submit your cross-registration form, email records@mit.edu to obtain your MIT ID number.
  • Sign up for an MIT Kerberos account and install MIT certificates on your browser.
  • Visit covidapps.mit.edu and follow the on-screen instructions to upload your proof of vaccination and gain access to Covid Pass.
  • Once you have access to campus, go to MIT Card Services in Room E17-106 to obtain an ID card. You will need this card to enter MIT buildings.
  • 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.