Advising Right Now: Advisee Registrations
First year students initiate and submit add/drop requests via MIT’s online Digital Add/Drop form. As a first year advisor, you will be part of this process as your approval is required. If an advisee requests approval for a drop, you will receive an email alerting you to take action. The message will direct you to Student Forms and Petitions, where you can access the request and enter your decision. If you want to meet with your advisee before approving a request, you may enter a decision of “Consult” along with a comment to the student, instructing them to get in touch. The student will be notified by email of your decision and any comments that you enter.
After you approve a registration change via a Digital Add/Drop form, your advisee must return to the online form and submit the registration change to the Registrar to complete the process. Students must submit drop requests to the Registrar by 5pm on Drop Date.
Add/Drop Deadlines for this fall are as follows:
- Add Date is FRIDAY, October 7
- Drop Date is Wednesday, November 23.
Although the instructor's signature is not required to drop a subject, please encourage the student to notify their instructor or TA of the drop; this helps with grade sheets at the end of the term.
While students are responsible for making sure that their registration is up to date, you should also check their statuses of registration on WebSIS regularly throughout the semester to make sure that they are correctly registered. WebSIS is the accurate reflection of the student's Status of Registration and academic audit. Stellar is NOT accurate!
Students who miss either Add or Drop Date and need to add and/or drop subjects late from their registrations must petition the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP). Petitions to add or drop a subject late are not automatically approved; those that are approved are subject to a processing fee.