MIT classes that I have taken
June 2006 (perspective of a master's student)
I started attending MIT as a freshman in Fall 2001. I earned a Bachelor of Science (S.B.) degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Course 6-2) in June 2005 and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in the same major in June 2006.
I was not one of those kids who came into MIT with lots of prior credits (e.g., earned from community college classes or AP tests), and I have never taken more than 4 classes during any term (I believe that research or extracurricular experiences can be more beneficial than taking additional classes beyond a reasonable number). The classes I have taken are fairly representative of the course-load of a typical MIT student working towards bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
I received credit for Calculus I (18.01) from the AP Calculus BC test, Biology (7.012) from the Biology AP test, and Chemistry (5.111) from passing the MIT placement test. Many people I know have received AP credit for anywhere from 1 to 3 classes, so this is fairly normal. It is not exceptional like some people who enter their freshman year with credits for 7 to 10 classes (which is a whole year's worth!)
Note: As of 2007, the Course 6 curriculum at MIT has been greatly revamped, so unfortunately my class schedule is no longer relevant for the current generation of students.
Here is a chart of my classes, listed with their names and MIT course numbers: