What you need to know

Wellesley students can take classes at MIT during the fall and spring semesters. In addition to the typical MIT subject offerings, the following programs are also open to Wellesley students: the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP); courses at Sloan School of Management through the Sloan Bidding process; and physical education classes through the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER).

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 MIT’s or Wellesley’s.
  • We do not recommend cross-registering for an MIT class in your graduating term if your graduation depends on that class. MIT’s term finishes later than Wellesley’s and grades for MIT classes may not be available before degree decisions are made.
  • Subjects at MIT are letter-graded (A/B/C/D/F) or pass-fail (Pass/D/F). Consult with the Wellesley Registrar’s Office if you want to have a letter grade converted to Wellesley's credit/non-credit system.
  • MIT uses plus and minus grade modifiers for internal purposes only. They are not reported to the Wellesley Registrar’s Office.
  • More information for Wellesley students completing a UROP can be found here.

What you need to do

  • Review dates and deadlines on the MIT Academic Calendar and the Wellesley Academic Calendar. 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.
  • Complete the Wellesley cross-registration form and have your MIT instructor sign it when your class meets for the first time.
  • Make a copy of the signed form.
  • Submit one copy 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.
  • Submit the second copy of your cross-registration form to the Wellesley Registrar's Office by the deadline on the Wellesley Academic Calendar.
  • The day after you submit your cross-registration form, obtain your ID card from MIT Card Services in Room E17-106.
  • Go to Athena Account Registration and follow the onscreen instructions. Then, 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.
  • Dropping an MIT subject is a two-step process:
    1. Send us an email with the subject title, subject number, and your MIT ID number by MIT's Drop Date.
    2. Drop the subject with Wellesley through Banner Self-Service by Wellesley's Drop Date.