One of the benefits of joining Concourse is our unique approach to advising. Advising in Concourse is a community activity that takes many different forms to best support the diverse needs of our first year students. The staff and faculty of Concourse work both individually and as a team to counsel students on academic decisions, life at MIT, and directions for the future. All members of Concourse participate in the weekly lunchtime seminar on Fridays allowing for richer relationships between students, advisors, and faculty.
Each student is assigned an advisor and an Associate Advisor (an upper-class student from Concourse) in the program but the staff and faculty work in collaboration to ensure that students are supported. This means that Concourse students actually have a large team of advisors with various skills, strengths, and areas of expertise. This approach helps to ensure that staff and students can identify problem areas sooner and get the help they need to be successful.