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

Advising Right Now: Advisee Registration

Your student perspective and experience are very important in helping advisees related to registration questions and concerns. Communication with your advisor is necessary if you want to play an active role in this process. So make yourself available and be a valuable contributor to these important conversations.

Any student who misses either Add or Drop Date and needs to add and/or drop subjects from his/her registration must petition the Committee on Academic Performance (CAP). Petition instructions are available from the CAP website.

Fall Pre-Registration

On May 2, students may begin to pre-register on WebSIS for summer and fall semester subjects. Advisees do not need advisors to sign anything before they pre-register, but they may seek your advice in advance about what subjects they plan to take. Pre-registration instructions are posted on WebSIS. Deadlines and late fees are published in the Academic Calendar.

Remind your advisees that if they wish to enroll in a subject that is noted as CI-H or CI-HW in the subject listings, they must pre-register by the CI-H/HW deadline in order to have a chance to be scheduled into them; otherwise, they may only add themselves to waitlists. For more information, visit

For more on registration, please see the advice on the Class of 2019 site.