What you need to know
When registration opens, meet with your advisor to finalize your academic plans for the term. Your registration is populated with your pre-registration selections, but it is not complete until your advisor or registration officer has given approval and you have submitted your selections online.
Some key points to remember:
- Note that the Academic Calendar for Spring 2021 differs from that of previous years.
- Before you submit your registration, you must clear any registration holds connected to outstanding obligations from prior terms.
- If you did not pre-register for a CI-H/HW subject, you will only be able to add yourself to waitlists for those subjects during registration.
- Undergraduates — if you are registered for fewer than 36 units, you are considered to be less than full-time. Learn how registration load can affect you.
- You must acknowledge terms and conditions before submitting your registration.
- Registrations submitted after the first week of the term are subject to a $50 late fee, and failure to complete your registration by the end of the second week will result in the loss of student status.
- A petition ($100 late fee) is required to complete registration after the final deadline.
What you need to do
Follow these basic steps when you register for classes at MIT:
- Review registration dates and deadlines below and on the Academic Calendar. Familiarize yourself with calendar changes affecting spring 2021.
- Meet with your advisor or departmental registration officer to discuss your subject selections for the term.
- Review cross-registration procedures to take classes at Harvard, Wellesley, or Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
- Once your advisor or registration officer has approved your subject selections, complete your registration online.
- View your official subject registration on WebSIS beginning on the first day of classes and reference the Understanding your Schedule page to learn about choosing or switching sections.
- Changes to your registration are made using our Add/Drop application. Be sure to check these on WebSIS to confirm accuracy.
- You are responsible for reviewing your registration carefully. Contact us regarding any discrepancies.
Key dates & deadlines
|Student schedules generated||Thursday, February 4|
|Registration opens||Monday, February 8||9 AM|
Monday, February 8-
Friday, February 12
|First day of classes||Tuesday, February 16|
|Official subject registration available||Tuesday, February 16|
|Registration deadline ($50 fee)||Friday, February 19||11:59 PM|
|Petition required to complete registration ($100 fee)||Friday, March 19||11:59 PM|