Wondering How Transfer Credit Works?
MIT students can transfer credit from a foreign institution to MIT with approval. The Cambridge-MIT Exchange has its own transfer credit system, but all other students seeking to transfer credit from coursework done abroad should follow these steps:
Discuss your study plan with your faculty advisor and get his/her approval for your overall study abroad plan.
After you review the course offerings available abroad, decide which courses you will be taking and speak to the corresponding department at MIT about transferring credit for these courses. Find the appropriate faculty transfer credit examiners.
Ask each transfer credit examiner reviewing your course selections to sign your Worksheet for Study Abroad. These signatures do not mean that the transfer credit has been confirmed but rather that your course selection looks viable. The actual transfer credit can be granted only after you successfully complete the course.
Once you start your program, keep a record of course descriptions, syllabi, reading lists, papers, and exams for all your study abroad courses. You will present these items to the transfer credit examiner upon completion of your program, along with the Request for Additional Credit form. MIT departments typically grant transfer credit contingent upon evidence of completed work.