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

Advising Right Now: Helping Freshmen Choose Majors

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

Every freshman is expected to have declared either a major or declared him/herself to be an Undesignated Sophomore by April 22. Students should meet with advisors to complete the Course Selection form (available for download on the Class of 2019 site as a PDF document after the spring semester begins) by April 22.

Helping Advisees with the Decision