Resources

Advising and Academic Support

Academic Support

  • For-credit academic enrichment seminar, primarily for freshmen, focused on core subjects and learning skills

  • Services and resources for students with disabilities to ensure access to all of MIT's programs, activities, and services

  • In-person or online consultation on any writing difficulty, from questions about grammar to matters of style, and oral presentations; specialized help for English as a second language

  • Explore tutoring options, including departmental, science core, Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR2), and more

  • In departments and degree-granting programs, the graduate administrator serves as the key representative responsible for a broad array of services and resources

  • Support systems to help grad students develop their writing

  • Department-based administrators who can provide guidance on a broad range of academic and other issues

  • Central support and referral office; advising, petitions, fellowships, diversity, community building, policy

  • Student Support Services offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges. 

    • Location: 5-104
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri, 10-11 am and 2-3 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-4861

Advising

  • Graduate students can consult peers representing Institute-wide (iREFS) or departmental (dREFS) programs that provide low-barrier, confidential services in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. refs.mit.edu

  • Independent, confidential, and neutral resource that helps MIT community members express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating

  • Provides a range of direct services and information to meet the personal and professional needs of MIT’s diverse, global community. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems

  • Advising and support for students interested in applying to medical or health professional schools

  • This office provides a single point of advising for both the Communication Requirement and the HASS Requirement.

  • Information and links to help you understand freshman advising at MIT and how to build your relationship with your advisor

  • Timely advice on academic planning, important resources, and keys to a successful first year

  • Assists students in navigating MIT and the US, including legal requirements; provides assistance and advising for international students and their families; and promotes interaction with and integration into the MIT community

  • Supports underrepresented minority students through academic, community, and professional intiatives

  • First-year headquarters for undergraduates; advising and programs for all undergraduates to support academic success and  involvement in undergraduate research

  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu

Mentoring

Learning Resources

  • Collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses and more. End-user downloads of the 80,000+ items regularly exceed one million per month

  • In-person or online consultation on any writing difficulty, from questions about grammar to matters of style, and oral presentations; specialized help for English as a second language

  • MIT's academic computing environment

  • Public computer labs that are located throughout the MIT campus

  • A virtual space to help you develop effective learning strategies

  • Guides provide targeted research and information tools for use in specific classes or programs

  • Guides provide targeted research and information tools for use in specific disciplines

  • Library resources and services

  • Free online MIT-quality courses accessible to learners worldwide

  • Web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content

Academic Integrity

Academic Community

  • Works with faculty and administrators to help improve the undergraduate educational experience; funds student-faculty dinners so students can connect with professors outside of class

  • GSC ARC organizes and supports programs and initiatives to improve graduate student professional development, advising relationships, and academic success at MIT

  • Funding for projects that enhance graduate life and community

  • Graduate students receive stipend support to work on projects that enhance graduate community at MIT

  • Upcoming seminars offered by departments across the Institute. On the mit clander webpage, type "departmental seminar" in the search box or click "browse by event types" and select "conferences/seminars/lectures" to filter the results.