Freshman Credit Limits & Grading


Freshmen are graded differently from upperclassmen and are subject to a credit limit by faculty rule. The grading policy is intended to help you adjust to MIT's teaching and grading methods as well as the increased workload without having to worry about accumulating a grade point average (GPA) and the credit limit aims to help you adjust to MIT's workload while also learning to live a balanced life with more autonomy than you may be used to having.

Explore these pages to learn all about these policies.