Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to Academic Development!

We pride ourselves on helping you get the most out of your academic efforts while creating a positive learning experience. We offer a wide variety of free support services including

We also publish a series of study skills pamphlets called Fast Facts and Freshmen Fast Facts that provide useful tips and strategies.

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News and Announcements

What does preparing for Final Exams involve?

  • Prioritzing and setting goals
  • Gathering and organizing your course materials
  • Using study time effectively

Learn these and other strategies to do your best during final exam week.

When: Tuesday, April 15
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: To Be Announced
Note: Bring the dates of your final exams with you.

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2014 NTA Tutoring Excellence Award


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hours of operation

Mon - Thurs
8:30am to 8:00pm

8:30am to 5:00pm

Closed Sat. & Sun.

courses we support

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Academic Development Wins 2014 NTA Tutoring Excellence Award

National Tutoring Association The National Tutoring Association selected Carnegie Mellon University to receive the 2014 NTA Tutoring Excellence Award - University Level. John Lanyon and Linda Hooper will accept the award at NTA's 21st Annual Conference in Tampa, FL on Monday, April 7th. They will also be presenters during one of the concurrent sessions regarding our tutoring program.

Outstanding SI Leader of the Year Award

Supplemental Instruction LogoCharles Swanson, a senior computer science major, was recently chosen by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to receive one of two Outstanding Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader awards. The award recognizes the contributions Swanson has made to Carnegie Mellon community through his six semesters as an EXCEL Group leader and four semesters as the student supervisor of the SI & EXCEL Programs.
Swanson is also head course assistant for the fundamentals of programming course for the Computer Science Department, where he oversees 36 teaching assistants. The award letter stated that the recognition honors the “extraordinary commitment Charlie has made to SI and the positive success he has created in your program.” He will receive his award at the International Conference on SI in May as well as present on his experiences and best practices as a leader.