• 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). Certain restrictions are listed below. Classes may also be restricted to degree students or students in specific programs; please read the class description carefully.

  • 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.

  • Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Course 6): Students enrolled in one or more 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 students. 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.

  • 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.

  • Electronic transcripts and questions should be directed to Please allow up to five business days from submission of electronic documents for items to appear on your application.

    Paper transcripts should be mailed to:

    MIT Professional Education
    Attn: Advanced Study Program
    238 Main Street, Building E48-401
    Cambridge, MA 02142



  • Regular (non-MIT employee) applicants:

    • First-time ApplicantsUse this form if you have not participated in ASP before. You should use this same link to return to your Fall 2017 application again in the future.

    • Former ASP Participants - Use this link only if you have participated in ASP in the past. You should use this same link to return to your Fall 2017 application again in the future.

  • MIT Employee applicants:

    If you are an MIT employee, please view the For MIT Employees page for more information about joining the Advanced Study Program.