Advising Tips and Resources
In this site, we try to give you all of the essential information that you need to advise your students successfully, but you may need to explore a topic in more depth.
The pages in this section provide you with information to which you may need to refer throughout the year, so check back for updates as the year progresses.
- A Typical First Year: Chart outlining the typical subjects taken in each term by MIT freshmen, plus information on freshman grading and credit limits.
- Guidelines on Grades and Student Privacy: Important information that every advisor needs regarding MIT's Student Information Policy and the disclosure of confidential student information. This becomes especially important at the end of term: please read now so you'll be prepared.
- Working With Your Associate Advisor: Tips and advice regarding how to use your associate advisor's expertise to the fullest advantage.
Online Resource Pages
The pages listed is this section are grouped by topic and contain annotated links.
- Basic Academic Information: Links to official sources of information about subjects, degree requirements, deadlines, etc.
- Official Policies and Details of Requirements: Sites that explain specific requirements and cover a broad range of policies and procedures as well.
- Student Support Offices and Departments: Reference pages for your own preparation, when you want to send a student for further help and aren't sure where to begin.
- Academic Tools: Links to a few helpful sites where you can send students who are running into particular academic challenges, including those in need of tutorial assistance.
- Student Service Offices: Many MIT offices and divisions work together to keep students enrolled, paid for, housed, healthy, academically successful, and prepared for careers. Links on this page refer you to sites for many of these offices.
- Advising Resources Beyond MIT: Links to outside websites that provide information on advising.
- MIT’s Student Life and Learning website: can help you find the offices, programs, and resources you need. The site serves as a directory for topical areas. You can see a short list of popular links or go deeper for a more complete list. Gives you up-to-the-minute information on bus schedules, menus, community events, and campus news. Displays the latest tweets from the @MITstudentsTwitter feed which will keep you informed on student related announcements and updates.
If you discover additional sites that may be helpful to other advisors, please let us know.