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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.

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 bachelor’s 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 some of our options for 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