Enrollment Lottery Application

Enrollment in the course is by lottery only. To apply for the course, please read the following information.

Key dates

What? When?*
Lottery application opens December 7, 2017
Lottery application closes December 22, 2017
Lottery results announced December 23, 2017
Deadline to pay course fee ($21.92) and confirm seat for round 1 admits January 5, 2018
Rolling waitlist opens January 7, 2018

* All deadlines are at 11:59 PM (EST) on the specified dates.

Application process

1. Submit your application

Link to lottery application
The lottery is closed.

The deadline to submit the lottery application is 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Please note that the only way to register for the course is to apply for the lottery using the above link. Please do not try to register for the course via WebSIS.

You will be able to indicate which version of the course you are planning on taking on the application. However, this choice is not binding. Instead, we will ask you to make your final choice at the end of the first day of class.

2. Notification of results

We will notify you about the result of your application by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 23, 2017. If you are awarded a seat, you will be sent information about how to pay the course fee of $21.92.

3. Acceptance and waitlist

If you are allocated a seat on December 23, you must confirm your spot by 11:59 PM (EST) on January 5, 2018. To confirm your seat, you must pay the course fee of $21.92 by this date. If you do not pay the fee by this date, your seat will be given to someone else. In the event that you receive a seat but are no longer interested in taking the course, please contact the teaching assistant for the course as soon as possible so that your seat can be given to someone else.

If you do not receive a seat in the initial allocation, we will automatically place you on a waitlist and notify you if a seat becomes available for you. Available seats from the waitlist will be allocated on a rolling basis, starting January 7, 2018. The chances of receiving a seat off the waitlist are small, particularly if you have not heard from us by January 7.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the TA, Simon Friis (simonf@mit.edu) for the course.