First-Year Advising Seminar Descriptions


Descriptions of the first-year advising seminars that will be offered during the 2019-2020 academic year are available via the links below.

In choosing a FAS, try not to focus too sharply on what you think your major might be. Many MIT students find themselves as seniors following very different paths than they anticipated when they were first-year students. Keep your mind open to other possibilities.

Seminars are one way to explore some of MIT’s richness right at the beginning of your college career, and are also a chance to try out a topic you might be interested in pursuing later in more depth. Most seminars are 3 units of credit.

Planning your Fall Schedule

As you consider your seminar options and the classes that you plan to take this fall, consider using a tool like the student-created CourseRoad site to develop your class schedule and plan for the classes you will take first year and beyond. Using the tool, you can import and export roads to a file and more closely with your advisor to plan your class path via interactive conversation.