Undergraduate vs. Graduate Student Status


MEng students are required to be listed as graduate students in their last regular semester.

Institute rules differ for undergraduates and graduate students. It is not possible to switch status between the two.  Students may be dually enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students; however, for the purposes of academic rules and regulations, graduate student status takes precedence over undergraduate status.  Students must have at least 180 units beyond the GIRs  (one or two of the GIRs may be left incomplete) in order to declare graduate student status.

Students with both statuses are eligible for eight terms of undergraduate housing.


Becoming a Graduate Student

Please email ug@eecs.mit.edu to indicate your plan to change status (including the semester you plan to switch) to that of a graduate student.

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