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The First Year at MIT

Advising Right Now: Academic Standards and End of Term Procedures

You will be able to view your advisees' grades on WebSIS by the end of May. WebSIS will show all grades of A,B,C, D, or F. Grades of D and F are non-passing.

If you have advisees who have passed 36 or fewer units this semester, please review the Advisor's Role at End of Term for information on how you can help your student(s) in trouble.

Academic Standards

The vast majority of freshmen will pass all four subjects in the spring term and can look forward to a successful transition to sophomore year.

However, at the end of each term, about 160 freshmen are flagged for passing fewer than three full subjects. These students will be reviewed by the Committee on Academic Performance.

The Role of the UAAP at End of Term

At the end of May, the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming, as the academic department for freshmen, will review the performance of all freshmen, following general guidelines of the Committee on Academic Performance. The process includes:

Please see The Advisor's Role at End of Term for additional information.