Advanced Standing Exams

Advanced Standing Examinations (ASEs) are one way in which you can obtain credit for MIT subjects outside of the classroom itself.

A passing grade on an MIT Advanced Standing Exam entitles you to full credit for the subject, as well as placement in the next subject in a sequence. A student may only take an Advanced Standing Exam in a class for which they have never registered nor attended at MIT.

Upper-level students

Non-first year students (including those that transfer into the Institute) must petition to take an Advanced Standing Examination and should check with their advisors. ASE petition deadlines and complete procedural information are available on the Registrar’s web site. ASE grading policies are available here.

First-year students

Advanced Standing Exam information & grading policies for first year students is available here.