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From basic details to advice to aid as you work with your academic advisor during your first-year.

First Year Advising


At MIT every undergraduate has an advisor. As an upperclassman you will be assigned an advisor in your major, but during your first year your advisor may be a faculty or staff member from any department. In addition, most advisors team up with an associate advisor, an upperclassman who brings an undergraduate's perspective to the advising process.

First year undergraduates choose their advising preference over the summer between June 1 and June 15 via online application. Check back on May 1 for complete details.