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Can I apply if I’ve completed more than 2.5 years of college?

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, you should calculate your full-time term equivalency in order to estimate your eligibility. Keep in mind that eligibility will be assessed by the Admissions Committee in the application review process.

We count every full semester of study regardless of study area or intended program of study at MIT. If a summer semester is considered a semester at your institution, we will consider it a semester. We do not include any college completed while still a high school student.

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