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

Advising Right Now: Helping Freshmen Choose Majors

As freshmen begin to narrow their major choices, you will probably start getting more questions about the best way to pick a major. Your initiative at this time in the semester can help alleviate their stress.

All freshmen must declare their major by Friday, April 25. Every freshman is expected to either declare a major or declare him/herself to be an Undesignated Sophomore by this date. Students should meet with advisors to select their major and sign the Course Selection form (available for download on the Class of 2017 site as a PDF document) by April 25.

Helping Advisees with the Decision