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Description of GIR

The Physical Education and Wellness General Institute Requirement states that all students are required to complete a minimum of 8 points and the swim requirement. Students are expected to complete this requirement by the end of their second year.

Students can earn Physical Education & Wellness points through core courses or alternative options such as group exercise classes, personal training sessions, private swim lessons, ROTC or participation in a varsity sport. Transfer students only need to complete 4 points and the swim requirement.

MIT undergraduate students are required to satisfy the swim requirement by taking a swim course or electing to take the swim test during their first year.

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