Registration Day for the Spring term had a different feel this year as the registration process moved to a digital format. On Monday, January 30, 2012, Online Registration opened to all full time MIT students, advisors, and administrators. Initially piloted with 7 departments in Fall, 2011, this was the first full rollout of the application. Early indicators suggest the system was a success. Some interesting statistics:
- 17% of eligible students submitted their registrations before Registration Day on Monday, February 6.
- At the end of Reg Day, 76% of eligible students registered online with 5,815 students registering on Reg Day itself.
- The online registration application experienced 962,000 hits that day, with all of the underlying technical architecture absorbing a high volume of activity with minimal impact on performance.
- By 5:00 PM on Friday, February 10, which was the deadline to register without penalty, 10,107 students (96% of those eligible) registered.