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Transfer applicants: Transfer eligibility

The transfer application is intended for students who have finished high school and completed at least one year of college. If you are still in high school, you are considered a first-year applicant regardless of how many classes you may have taken at the university level. Transfer students may only submit one application per entry year, meaning if you apply to enter in the spring term, you can not reapply for the fall term of the same calendar year.

Two terms of study

Students who will have completed at least two terms of study01 Meaning: the earliest you can apply is after completing one term, because you will apply during your second term, and then, if admitted, enroll having completed one year. at an accredited college, university, technical institute, or community college by the time of their prospective enrollment may apply for transfer admission. However, we cannot accept transfer applications from students who at the time of entry to MIT will have finished less than one year or more than two and a half years (i.e., five terms) of college because of our residency requirements. Please note that MIT does not award second bachelors degrees.

If you are ineligible for either first-year or transfer admissions, or simply prefer to seek other routes to and through MIT, you may consider exploring a graduate degree or continuing and professional education.

  1. Meaning: the earliest you can apply is after completing one term, because you will apply during your second term, and then, if admitted, enroll having completed one year. back to text