Each incoming sophomore in Course 16 and Course 16-ENG is assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor guides you through your educational endeavors throughout your undergraduate years. Advisors do more than approve registration and add/drop forms. Your advisor should be someone you trust and, as the term implies, whom you can approach for advice, not only with academic issues, but also broader issues such as summer internships, job and grad school applications, and personal matters.
Selecting Your Advisor
In June, the AeroAstro Undergraduate Office sends information to entering sophomores to help them select an advisor. Students browse through the advisor profiles, reviewing the professors' research areas, teaching interests, and other information. Assignments for incoming sophomores are announced in mid August. Students whose advisor is on leave from MIT may be reassigned.
For more information about advising, contact academic programs administrator mas [at] mit.edu (Marie Stuppard).