DEDP Program Updates:

  1. Grading Policy Update
  2. DEDP Webinar Recording
  3. MicroMasters Scholarships
  4. Proctored Exams
  5. More ways to earn a MicroMasters Program credential.

Grading Policy Update

Starting in the spring term of 2023, we are updating our grading policy for all DEDP courses. First, our proctored exams will now be worth 70% of the total course grade (rather than 60%). All other coursework will now be worth 30% of the total course grade:

Total Course Grade = (70% * Proctored Exam Score) + (30% * All Other Coursework)

However, learners will no longer have to pass the proctored exam to earn a course certificate. As before, the passing grade for every course is 50%. To pass, a learner’s total course grade must reach 50% or higher.

DEDP Webinar Recording

On January 24, the DEDP team hosted a webinar to help learners prepare for spring courses. The team gave an overview of the program and answered questions live in this one hour event.

If you missed the event or if you'd like to rewatch it, you can access the Zoom recording here.

MicroMasters Scholarships

We are excited to announce new scholarships for learners in different regions of the world. Please review the linked forms below which include information about the scholarships, eligibility requirements, and instructions on how to apply. The scholarship application for the spring 2023 term is Tuesday, February 7.

Proctored Exams

Previously, the proctored exams for all DEDP courses were offered after the end of an online course, in separate, special stand-alone exam. In the past, learners could submit payment for a DEDP course and wait to take the proctored exam in a future semester.

Starting in the Fall 2022 DEDP semester — for courses starting on or after September 6th, 2022 — learners who submit payment for a DEDP course must now sit for that course’s proctored exam in the same semester that they submitted payment. Learners may no longer submit payment for a DEDP course and wait to take the proctored exam in a future semester. As always, learners are welcome to take any DEDP course for free, on the Audit track.

Learners who have already passed the course will still need to enroll, but do not need to retake the course in order to take the proctored exam (consult the chart below). Additionally, all learners who make this payment are eligible to sit for the proctored exam, regardless of whether they pass the portion of the course preceding the proctored exam.

If you’re not sure about your status, please email us at 

To enroll in your next DEDP course, make sure that you have created an MITx Online account. Choose your preferred course from the MITx Online catalogue to enroll. (For more detailed instructions, check out our course enrollment FAQs for existing DEDP learners and new DEDP learners).

To pay for your course and its corresponding proctored exam, it's now available on MITx Online.

More ways to earn a MicroMasters Program credential.

In order to earn a MicroMasters Program Credential in DEDP, learners must complete a total of 2 electives and 3 core courses. At least one elective must be an ADVANCED Elective course. For more information on DEDP MicroMasters program requirements, please visit our FAQ page.

This table illustrates the courses learners need to pass in order to earn a MicroMasters Program Credential:

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Please review our FAQ or reach out to our team at with any additional questions.

Future Course Dates

Spring 2023: starts Jan 31, 2023
Summer 2023: starts May 30, 2023

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