MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For Advisors
The First Year at MIT

Advising Resources: Online Freshman Advising Folder

Beginning August 14, you may access your advisees' Online Freshman Advising Folders through the advisor section of WebSIS, MIT's online student information system (see access details below).

Each advisee's Online Freshman Advising Folder contains the following information:

Accessing Your Advisees' Folders

Since the folder is part of MIT's Online Student Information System (WebSIS), access is limited to you, your advisees, and MIT officials who have a legitimate educational interest. For more information, see MIT's Student Information Policy

Access to WebSIS and the Online Folder requires authentication using either MIT web certificates or kerberos login. If you do not have MIT certificates installed, please follow the instructions provided on the IS&T website to obtain them. Certificates cannot be transferred from one computer to another. You must obtain your certificates through each web browser and on each computer that you intend to use to look up your students' information.

Online Freshman Advising Folders are viewable from the Students' Records for Advisors page of WebSIS (accessible from the For Advisors and Departmental Administrators section). To view a given advisee's folder, select "Freshman Folder" from the "Select Record" list and the name of an advisee from the "Select Student" list, then click the "Create Report" button.

Changes in Folder Displays

After Add Date, check your advisees' status of registration in WebSIS to make sure that the AP or Advanced Standing credit displayed on their folder as awarded appears appropriately on their fall registration.

If anything is missing, remind the student to contact the Registrar's Office to make sure that his/her credit is processed. WebSIS will display AP and Transfer credit with an "S" rather than a grade. The Status of Registration will not display results from the Math Diagnostic or FEE placement tests, since these are used primarily for selecting appropriate subjects during registration.