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.

Please also see the PDF thank you letter from Ian Waitz, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate and Graduate Education and Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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