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.  web.mit.edu/uaap/s3/

    • 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

  • Information about child care, adult care, and quality of life issues

  • 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