Advising and Academic Support

Academic Support


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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


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

  • 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