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Information for Advisors

As an advisor, you play a critical role in mentoring and supporting students in their transition to MIT.  

This section provides key information, tools, and resources to aid you in your work with your first-year advisees, including: 

  • Advising CalendarsImportant dates and deadlines relevant to your work with advisees.
  • General Institute Requirements: Details on each of the GIRs including information and advice on appropriate subject options based on your advisees’ experience and incoming credit. 
  • Credit Limits and Grading: First-year students are graded differently and are subject to credit limits – complete details are provided in this section.
  • Academic Tools & Resources: Details on tools and resources available to aid you and your advisees.

First Year Advisor Funding

The First Year Advising and Programs Office provides advising funds to you, to be spent for the entertainment, dining, and education of your advisees and associate advisors. Not sure what to do – ask your associate advisor. They should be able to offer specific suggestions and help plan and organize group activities. You will receive your funding in September for the academic year.

You can also access online First Year Advisor Training modules on MITx.