MIT admits a small number of interesting, talented transfer students every year. Unfortunately, we’re very limited to how many students we can accept.
Students who will have completed at least two terms of study with high academic standing at an accredited college, university, technical institute, or community college may apply for transfer admission. If you are in your first year of college, the earliest you can apply to transfer to MIT is during your second term of study.
Students who at the time of entry to MIT will have completed more than two and a half years (i.e., five terms) of college may not be eligible because of our residency requirements. If you have been enrolled in college part-time, calculate your full-time term equivalents in order to estimate your eligibility. Keep in mind that eligibility will be assessed by the Admissions Committee.