Curriculum Visiting Fellows enroll as full-time students for either one or two semesters. In consultation with a faculty advisor, Visiting Fellows choose courses to meet their academic and professional goals. Visiting Fellows may also participate in an independent study with a faculty member on a specific topic of interest. They may take courses throughout MIT and enjoy cross-registration privileges at Harvard University. Visiting Fellows take between 36 and 54 credit units, or about four to six courses, per semester.