Wellesley College Student UROP Application Checklist


Wellesley College students must cross-register for each term in which their UROPs take place. Please follow the steps below to cross-register for UROP and submit your online UROP application by the MIT deadline.  The Wellesley College credit registration deadline does not apply to credit UROP projects at MIT.

  1. Decide with your faculty supervisor whether the UROP is to undertaken for pay*, credit, or as a volunteer and discuss pay rate, grading, and unit totals as applicable for your UROP type. NOTE: Wellesley Students are not eligible for UROP Direct Funding, so if you are interested in paid UROP, you must be funded by your faculty supervisor.
    • Wellesley international student choosing to pursue a paid research opportunity at MIT UROP, please consult with the Slater International Center to obtain proper off-campus work authorization.
  2. Print and complete the MIT-Wellesley cross-registration form.   
    • The subject number will have the MIT department (ex. Brain and Cognitive Sciences) number followed by one of the following options:
      • .UR - credit, pass/fail (e.g. 9.UR)
      • .URG - credit, letter grade (e.g. 9.URG)
      • .URW - pay or volunteer (e.g. 9.URW)
    • Course Title = "UROP"
    • Unit Total should be listed as the number of MIT units you are pursuing.
  3. Have the MIT faculty member who is overseeing your research sign the MIT-Wellesley cross-registration form as the Faculty Supervisor.  This can't be the postdoc or graduate student who is serving as your direct mentor.
  4. Print and complete the MIT Registrar's Office Non-Institute Biographic Form (PDF form).
  5. Email completed PDF copies of both your MIT-Wellesley cross-registration form and MIT Non-Institute Biographic form to UROP staff (urop@mit.edu) for verification and approval at least two weeks prior to posted UROP application deadline for the term to allow time for processing.  The UROP office will not sign cross-registration forms for anyone but the Wellesley student participating in the UROP.
  6. UROP staff will email approval of your cross-registration froms to the MIT Registrar's office (records@mit.edu) with you Cc. Allow 2-3 business days for the MIT Registrar to process your cross-registration.
  7. If you do not already have an MIT Kerberos Account (MIT email username and password), complete your MIT Kerberos Account Registration at: https://accounts.mit.edu/register/. You will need the MIT ID# created at the time of your cross-registration to create your MIT account.  If you don't know your MIT ID# contact the MIT Registrar's Office.  MIT Kerberos Accounts are required to access MIT online systems.  It will take 24-48 hours after the creation of your Kerberos account for MIT systems to recognize your account.
  8. Access the Online UROP Application System (MIT Touchstone authentication and MIT Duo two-factor authentication required). If you have not yet completed the MIT IPIA agreement, you will see a notice and link for online completion within the UROP application system. Once you complete the IPIA form, you will be able to complete your MIT UROP application. Online applications require faculty supervisor and department information, pay and/or credit details, detailed UROP proposal, etc. Note: If you completed UROP in prior terms, UROP evaluations must be completed before new applications can be submitted and approved.
  9. Submit your application to your faculty supervisor (Faculty Review) by the posted application deadline for the term. Faculty and departments have additional time to review applications following the posted term deadline.
  10. Application questions and decisions are communicated via email to your MIT email account.