Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The First Year at MIT

Becoming an Associate: Application

To apply to become an Associate Advisor or Resident Associate Advisor (RAA) for AY2014-2015 you must complete the application by March 13, 2015. New applicants are expected to participate in a group interview during the month of April. Interview times will be available during Spring break.

This is a one-year commitment that includes the following expectations:

Associate Advisors are the primary resource of academic support for freshmen. They are an essential part of a support team made up of a Freshman Advisor, Housemaster, Graduate Resident Tutor (GRT) and the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP).

Associate Advisors also provide support and academic resources to freshmen living in their residence under the direction of the Associate Advisor Steering Committee.

The AA Steering Committee serves as a liaison between dorms on campus and the UAAP. Members connect associate advisors to the freshmen living in their dorm and are responsible for providing in-house support and academic resources for freshmen. Applications to serve on the Committee are available.


Please fill out the following application completely. Required fields are marked with an *.

*Are you a Varsity Athlete? or




Please provide the name of the dorm or FSLIG where you plan to live next year (not your current, summer, or home address).



Please check the box that best describes you and answer the applicable questions posed below your chosen option. Answers should be from 50-100 words per question.

*6. You are required to participate in at least 2 Training & Development sessions during the academic year. Please list (2-3) topics that you would like to see included in your training curriculum. Your topics should be brief and listed as titles.

Additional Questions for RAA Applicants ONLY

RAA applicants must answer the following additional questions.


Be sure to complete this section, as helps us get to know you better and match you with a compatible advisor. If you are already matched with an advisor, you may omit this section.

Response should be approximately 50-100 words.


If you have not already made arrangements to work with an advisor, the UAAP will match you with one. Details will be provided by email in May.


In addition to submitting this form, a recommendation is required. Recommendations must be from a faculty member, administrator, or GRT who has supervised you or knows you well. If you are a returning Associate Advisor, the recommendation must be from the advisor with whom you worked in the prior year.

Recommendations should be provided via the online recommendation form located at: Please be sure to provide this URL to your recommender.

or to erase all fields and begin again.