Registration Instructions

All students who are taking classes are expected to meet with their advisors or registration officers to discuss fall and spring term subject selection. Many of these meetings may occur on Registration Day, however, students and advisors can begin using the online registration system when it opens. Students are strongly encouraged to submit registration forms before classes begin to ensure accurate class enrollments. The deadline to register without penalty is the Friday following registration day at 5:00 PM. Students should consult with their advisor(s) to arrange their registration meeting.

  1. Students and advisors meet to agree on subject enrollment for the term.
  2. Academic advisor or registration officer approves the subject selections for which the student has preregistered.
  3. Student completes registration process by submitting the digital form.

Total Units for Full-Time* Students

36 to 48 for spring and fall terms; 24 for summer.

 

Pre-Thesis Students

(In the school of science, this is for those who have not yet passed the thesis proposal defense.  Engineering students should consult their handbook for guidance.)

Biology
  7.491 (Bio)   Research in Biological Oceanography
  1.982 (CEE)   Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemistry
  12.722 (EAPS)   Current Research in Chemical Oceanography (at WHOI)
  12.736 (EAPS)   Current Research in Chemical Oceanography (at MIT)
  1.982 (CEE)   Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Marine Geology & Geophysics
  12.721 (EAPS)   Current Research in Marine Geology & Geophysics (at WHOI)
  12.731 (EAPS)   Current Research in Marine Geology & Geophysics (at MIT)
Physical Oceanography
  12.971 (EAPS)   Current Research in Physical Oceanography (at WHOI)
  12.961 (EAPS)   Current Research in Physical Oceanography (at MIT)
Applied Ocean Science & Engineering
  2.689 (ME)   Projects in Oceanographic Engineering
  1.982 (CEE)   Research in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  6.991 (EECS)   Research in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Master's and Engineer's Degree Students


Students who are working on a master's or engineer's thesis should register for thesis units (see list below).

Doctoral Thesis Students

(students who have passed their thesis proposal defense)

MIT course number plus ".THG":
Civil & Environmental Engineering 1.THG
Mechanical Engineering (OE) 2.THG
Electrical Engineering 6.THG
Biology 7.THG
Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences 12.THG

 

*All JP students are considered full-time students.

Adding and Dropping Courses

Adding courses to or dropping courses from your registration is done online at the MIT Registrar's website.  The deadline to add is in the fifth week of the term; the drop deadline is during the twelfth week of the term.  Make sure to allow time for for the approver of your change to submit his/her decision.

Teaching Assistants

If you have been assigned as a teaching assistant for a course, using the department number where the course is taught, register for the following:

Course department

Course number

Units

1 – CEE

1.983

?

2 – ME

N/A

--

6 – EECS

6.981

24 (if fulltime TA)

7 – Biology

7.934

15

12 – EAPS

12.446

1

Cross-registration

For students who want to take courses at Harvard, please see the MIT Registrar's website for instructions about cross-registering.