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The First Year at MIT

Advising Right Now: Advisor Folders

This page details the two folders that you will use to glean and store information on each of your freshman advisees.

Manila Advisor Folders

You will receive an email when your advisees' manila Advisor Folders are ready for pickup from the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming.

The Advisor Folder is the manila paper folder where you will file such academic information as the Online Freshman Advising Folder and copies of registration forms, hidden grades, status of registration, etc., as these become available.

Online Freshman Advising Folder

The Online Advising Folder is designed to help you and your advisees keep track of information and testing results that may affect the advising process (e.g., your advisees' incoming credit and placement). This information is not provided anywhere in hard copy, so we encourage you print copies of each advisee's Online Freshman Advising Folder to keep for easy reference.

Beginning Friday, August 12, you may access your advisees' Online Freshman Advising Folders through the advisor section of WebSIS, MIT's Online Student Information System. Advisees will have access to their folders beginning Monday, August 15 via a link provided on the Class of 2020 website.

Results from the FEE, Math Diagnostic, and Advanced Standing Exams will populate to the Folder over the next two weeks as tests are administered and graded during Orientation.

You only had temporary access to Part 2 of the student's Admissions application via the Online Folder. The Admissions information was only available until Registration Day, Sept. 6. After September 6, the Admissions information is taken down. Please print out a hard copy if you want to keep it in the student's folder.

See the Online Freshman Advising Folder page under Advising Resources for complete details on folder content, including how to access and use your advisees' Online Folder information.