At MIT every undergraduate has an advisor. As an upperclassman you will be assigned an advisor in your major, but during your first year your advisor may be a faculty or staff member from any department. In addition, most advisors team up with an associate advisor, an upperclassman who brings an undergraduate's perspective to the advising process.
This section provides information to help you as you work with your academic advisor during your first-year, including:
- Advisor/Advisee Roles and Responsibilities: Describes the roles your Freshman Advisor and Associate Advisor play, as well as what is expected of you for your part of the advising relationship.
- Your On-line Freshman Advising Folder (Now Available): Contains any AP and/or international exam scores that MIT has received for you. Plus, results from the Math Diagnostic for Physics Placement, Freshman Essay Evaluation, HASS-D lottery; transfer credit evaluation; and Freshman Advising Seminar or Mission 2016/Terrascope enrollment.
- Meeting with your Advisor: During Orientation week you will be meeting your Freshman Advisor and Associate Advisor and getting registered for your fall term subjects. This page provides information about these first advising meetings.
- Building and Maintaining the Advising Relationship: It takes effort and initiative on your part to get to know your advisor. This page provides advice to help you make the most of your advising relationship.
- Types of Freshman Advising: Basic information on the types of advising available to MIT freshmen.
- Residence-Based Advising (RBA): Comprehensive information about the RBA program for Next House, McCormick Hall, Maseeh Hall, Spanish House, and Chocolate City residents.