Transfer Credit

MIT's academic departments may grant some credit for courses taken at your previous college or university. The Office of the First Year coordinates the transfer credit process for incoming first-year students. Decisions on credit are made by the department Transfer Credit Examiner.

Detail on seeking and using transfer credit can be found on the following pages:

In general, credit and/or appropriate placement may be offered if the courses are substantially equivalent to those in the MIT curriculum, and if the grade earned meets MIT standards. However, each department sets its own policies about awarding transfer credit and delegates this decision to its Transfer Credit Examiner, who reviews each request individually.

For More Information

Address questions to or telephone 617-253-4164. For information on transfer credit for study after the first year, see the Registrar's website.

MIT does not evaluate transfer credit for students before they are admitted. For information about the use of previous college study in Admissions decisions, please visit We cannot answer questions about qualifications for admission to MIT.