Learning Communities


If you are interested in joining one of the first-year Learning Communities (ConcourseTerrascopeESG, or MAS), then you need to be aware that selecting a learning community can affect your advising options. See details below.

View the Learning Communities Comparison Chart (PDF) to learn more about each community.

Concourse

The Concourse community offers its own Advising Seminar through which all Concourse participants are advised. Therefore, if you plan to join the Concourse Learning Community, be sure to select Concourse as your preferred advising option and list CC.A10 as your first seminar preference on the advising application and to fill out the application on the Concourse website.

Terrascope

Participants in the Terrascope community are enrolled in the subject 12.000 Solving Complex Problems, otherwise known as Mission 2021: Preparing the World for Climate Change. Terrascope students will be assigned a faculty member who will serve as advisor with whom you will meet with undergraduate associate advisors individually and in small groups. If you plan to join Terrascope, be sure to select Terrascope as your preferred advising option on the advising application.

ESG

ESG remote information session will be held June 23, 26, 27, or 29; visit http://esg.mit.edu/enroll for session/application details. If you are interested in joining the ESG community, you have the option to choose either traditional (non-credit) or seminar (for-credit) advising. If interested in ESG, simply select ESG and the advising option that is right for you on your advising application.

MAS

If you are interested in joining the MAS Learning Community, you have the option to choose either traditional (non-credit) or seminar (for-credit) advising. MAS participants are encouraged to participate in an MAS Advising Seminar, so it is recommended that you list one of the MAS seminars as your first seminar preference on the advising application. If you prefer a traditional advisor, you can still participate in the MAS community: simply select the MAS non-credit option on the advising application.