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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 a first-year student, you will be assigned a faculty or member of the instructional staff as your advisor. Advisors team up with an associate advisor (academic peer mentor) an upper-level student who brings an undergraduate's perspective to the advising process.

Please explore this section for details on your advising options and choosing your advising preferences.