Academic Advising provides you with support in your academic endeavors that is specialized for your class year to ensure that you are making the most of your time at WPI.

First Year

Academic Advising connects first year students to programs, support systems, and services that will help them become acclimated to life at WPI and have the most successful and positive First Year Experience possible. 

Sophomores

The sophoMORE Success Program (SSP) is a series of workshops and events designed to help students thrive, learn, and connect at WPI. At sophoMORE Success Program events, students will be given information and resources, and help to make connections that will enable them to get the most out of their time at WPI.

The sophoMORE Success Program is open to all second year students. Students who attend 6 or more of these workshops and events, will receive a certificate of completion and a pin that can be worn at graduation. Events range from workshops, networking events and retreats. Students will get a unique opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, alumni and their peers. Topics range from how to network, career development, extracurricular involvement, time management and tips on the IQP process.

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If you have any questions on the sophoMORE Success Program, please contact Angela Romano at aromano@wpi.edu

Upperclassmen

Your junior and senior years at WPI are full of exciting academic opportunities that develop and enhance the concepts of Theory and Practice. For many of you, the IQP will play an important role in shaping your junior year. Completing the IQP project on campus, off campus at a U.S. site, or overseas through the Global Projects Program, will allow you the opportunity to work in groups, conduct research in a field possibly beyond your major, communicate effectively, and develop a comprehensive written report. These are important skills that we expect all WPI graduates to develop and what graduate schools and post-graduate organizations value.

Your senior year provides great opportunities to explore your academic interests in greater depth and plan for your career after graduation. The cornerstone of your senior year is your Major Qualifying Project (MQP), which will help develop your problem solving, communication, and investigative skills while you apply the fundamental concepts and methods of your discipline to a current professional project. The skills you will develop through participation and completion of your MQP will be invaluable as you enter your field as a young professional or graduate student.

As you plan for graduation, be sure to discuss your tracking sheet and degree evaluation with your faculty advisor. These documents will help to confirm that you have completed all graduation requirements. Should any questions come up, never hesitate to make an appointment with Academic Advising.

Transfers

Once you are formally offered admission to WPI, the Admissions Office will begin evaluating your transfer credit. You will be notified of the credits that transfer after you are offered admission to the institution. At that time, you should schedule a meeting with us to review your transfer credits and course schedule.

Fall and spring transfer students are invited to Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) in July and January. If you are admitted to WPI in the fall semester, you will be invited to New Student Orientation in August, where you will meet your Insight team. This team consists of an Insight Advisor, Resident Advisor, and a Community Advisor, and is a support system for you while you transition into WPI.