• Educational history (list of schools attended)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Copy of your CV (résumé)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation



  • Available Classes: Applicants can apply to most classes in the MIT Course Catalog (Subject Listing), however certain class restrictions are listed below. Classes may also be restricted to degree students or students in specific programs; please read the class description carefully.

    • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Course 6): Students who wish to take any classes in Course 6 are limited to a maximum of 36 units of credit across all Courses (Departments) for the semester.

    • Sloan (Course 15): Fulltime ASP Fellows may take no more than 50 percent of their units of credit at Sloan. Part-time Fellows may take a single Sloan class. Classes that require Sloan Course Bidding are not available to any ASP fellows. They appear in the Subject Listing with this message: You must pre-register and participate in Sloan's Course Bidding to take this subject.

    • Class MAS.863, “How To Make Almost Anything,” is not available to ASP Fellows.

    • Urban Studies & Planning (Course 11): The following classes are not available to ASP Fellows: All CRE classes (11.345, 11.351, 11.354, 11.431, 11.433, 11.435), 11.011, 11.013, and 11.014.

  • Visa Sponsorship: Full-time international students are eligible for visa sponsorship on a semester-by-semester basis. You must be accepted into 36 or more units of credit for each semester in order to qualify.

  • Permission of Instructor: The Advanced Study Program will seek approval for classes whose prerequisites include “Permission of Instructor.” ASP applicants should not contact the instructor.

  • Future semesters: Students who receive a grade lower than a B- while an ASP Fellow will not be considered for re-admittance to the program.



  • Upload or email your required materials as soon as possible, but do not submit your application until the MIT Subject Listing (course catalog) is available for your semester. The fall course catalog becomes available in mid-to-late April, and the spring catalog becomes available in mid-to-late November.

  • Fall classes are indicated by a leaf symbol; spring classes are indicated by a flower. If you apply for a class that is not officially offered, or for classes whose schedules conflict, your application will not be considered. When the Subject Listing is released, use the “My Course Selections” tool to confirm that your classes do not conflict with each other.

  • Official transcripts are required for all new applications. Official electronic transcripts may be sent by your school to Only official electronic versions sent by your school will be accepted; we cannot accept email attachments of transcripts from applicants themselves.

    Official, sealed paper transcripts may be mailed to:

    MIT Professional Education
    Attn: Advanced Study Program
    700 Technology Square, Building NE48-416
    Cambridge, MA 02139



The Fall 2017 application is now closed.

Please check back in September 2017 for the Spring 2018 application forms.