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

  • 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

  • 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