Open Enrollment Program Policies

Admissions Policy
Cancellation Policy
Deferral Policy
Discount Policy
MIT Policies
Substitution Policy
Visa Letter Policy
Privacy Policy

For answers to frequently answered questions, please visit our FAQ page.

Admissions Policy

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, or national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other Institute administered programs and activities, but may favor U.S. citizens or residents in admissions and financial aid. The Institute has adopted an affirmative action plan expressing its continuing commitment to the principle of equal opportunity in education.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing. Send a note to the Registrar indicating that you wish to cancel your enrollment.  Cancellations fees are as follows:

  • 42 days or more prior to the program start date: $250 administrative fee
  • 41-22 days prior to the program start date:  50% cancellation fee
  • 21 days or less prior to the program start date: 100% cancellation fee


Deferral Policy

All enrollment deferrals must be requested in writing. Send a note to the Registrar indicating that you wish to have your enrollment deferred to another session within one year.

Deferral fees are as follows:

  • 42 days or more prior to the program start date:  No fee
  • 41-22 days prior to the program start date: 25% fee
  • 21 days-1 day prior to the program start date: 50% fee
  • On or after the program start date: 100% fee

For all deferral requests, any balance remaining after the fee will be applied toward your tuition in the new session.

  • If you have paid in full: Your payment will be applied to the tuition in the new session, and you will not be charged any increase in tuition related to the new session.
  • If you have not paid in full: You will be billed for the remaining/outstanding tuition for the new session. Please note that there may be an increase in tuition for the new session.

If you choose to defer your admission to a future program session, you must attend that session or you will forfeit all funds previously paid. Only one deferral or substitution per registration is allowed and the new session must occur within one year of the original session date.  Changes to your program registrations may affect any previously applied discounts (e.g. the multiple program registration discount), and may result in an increase in individual program registration fees. There is no cancellation allowed on deferred admissions.

Discount Policy

Please note that you may take advantage of only one discount or special offer per program (e.g.,group pricing, MIT alumni discount, etc.). Discounts cannot be combined. Visit the FAQ to see a list of available discounts.


MIT Policies

The following link takes you to a list of MIT policies allowing you to perform a customized search: http://web.mit.edu/offices/category/policies.html


Substitution Policy

If your schedule changes and you can no longer attend the program, you may be able to send a qualified colleague in your place. Only one substitution is allowed per program registration. All substitutes require prior approval from the program faculty. Therefore, any requests for substitutes must be submitted in writing to the Registrar at least 10 days prior to the start of the program. The new participant will also need to fill out an application form.


Visa Letter Policy

MIT will issue a visa invitation letter only after program acceptance and upon receipt of payment in full. $1,000 of your program payment will be considered a non-refundable deposit. Should you be unable to attend the program, the $1,000 deposit is not eligible for refund, regardless of cancellation/deferral date or reason. If you cancel or defer your program enrollment more than 42 days before the program start date, you may apply the $1,000 deposit toward another program enrollment within one year of the original program start date. Within 42 days of the program start date, the standard cancellation and deferral fees also apply.


Privacy Policy

Website:
Our website, sloanexeced@mit.edu.

MIT Sloan School of Management respects the privacy of your personal information and does not, under any circumstances, rent or sell personal information submitted by visitors to our site to any outside third party.

Some of our site(s) and service(s) contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

E-mail Addresses:
We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail and information volunteered by visitors to our website on pages which request an e-mail address. The information we collect is used by us alone to contact our audience for communication relevant to MIT. E-mail addresses are not shared with outside organizations except in order to provide MIT Sloan Executive Education information and services to you, which we may outsource to carefully selected partners that agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by updating your account profile preferences, sending an e-mail to us at sloanexeced@mit.edu, or calling us at (617) 253-7166. You will need to tell us the e-mail addresses at which you do not wish to receive our electronic correspondence. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving e-mail from the MIT Sloan Executive Education, you may continue to receive e-mail from other divisions of The MIT Sloan School of Management, or from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Telephone Numbers:
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new programs and services or upcoming programs. 

If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by updating your account profile preferences, sending an e-mail to us at sloanexeced@mit.edu, or calling us at (617) 253-7166. Please provide us with your correct name and phone number. Telephone numbers are not shared with outside organizations except in order to provide MIT Sloan Executive Education information and services to you, which we may outsource to carefully selected partners that agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Postal Addresses:
If you supply us with your postal address online you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on our new programs and services. 

If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by updating your account profile preferences, sending an e-mail to us at sloanexeced@mit.edu, or calling us at (617) 253-7166. Please provide us with your exact name and mailing address. Postal addresses are not shared with outside organizations except in order to provide MIT Sloan Executive Education information and services to you, which we may outsource to carefully selected partners that agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Website Analytics:
We may use a third-party tracking service to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate. The information we track is limited to usage and volume statistics and is used to provide insight into the effectiveness of our online marketing initiatives and strategies. We use features of Google Web Analytics for Display Advertising utilizing data collected from DoubleClick cookies. If you wish to opt out of customized Google Display Network ads visit the Ads Preferences Manager or Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If you opt out of receiving other communications from us, personal information that you submit to this website will be used only for the purpose for which it was asked (for example, information submitted on the Application section of our website will be used for admissions purposes). Aggregate, non-personally identifying information may be both used internally and shared externally (for example, the number of applicants from specific countries).

We may also collect personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing better information to individuals as they consider MIT programs and services.

Verification of attendance:
We occasionally receive requests from third parties to verify that participants have attended our programs and/or have been awarded certificates. We will not provide such verification without first obtaining your consent.

Compliance with legal requirements:
Notwithstanding the above privacy policies, we reserve the right at our sole discretion to divulge personal information held in our records if required to do so by order of any competent court or judicial authority in the USA, or if required to do so by any applicable current or future US state or federal legislation.

MIT Sloan Executive Education is committed to upholding our community members’ and visitors’ right to privacy. Should you have any questions or suspect a breach of these policies, we encourage you to contact us by email at sloanexeced@mit.edu.