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

Advising Right Now: Finals and the End of Term

Your advisees should check the Final Examination Schedule to find out when and where final exams will be held. The Registrar's Office contacts students if they have a scheduling conflict between two or more final exams.

Remind your advisees to check the Final Examination Schedule ahead of time and then again prior to finals week to make sure there have not been any changes. This will give students enough time to plan their studies without undue stress.

The MIT Center for Academic Excellence (ACADEX) offers extensive information on effective test-taking strategies including details on how to approach final exams, developing a study plan, tackling different styles of tests, and managing test anxiety.

End of Term Processes

At the end of each term, the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) reviews the performance of all undergraduates. Freshmen who pass 39 or fewer units of credit receive special consideration by the Committee on Academic Performance, which evaluates each student's situation on an individual basis.

If any of your advisees do not pass one or more full subjects, they may be reviewed by the Committee on Academic Performance for possible end of term action. Details on these processes can be found on the Class of 2019 site.