Academic Counseling-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

What is Academic Counseling?

Academic Counseling is an assistance program that helps students acquire more effective and efficient study skills. Student Academic Counselors (ACs) conduct group workshops throughout the semester and weekly individualized sessions that focus on skills such as:

  • Time management
  • Procrastination
  • Taking lecture notes
  • Exam preparation
  • Avoiding Stress
  • Memory Techniques

The Academic Counseling program is designed to help both students who are having academic difficulty and students who just want to improve their study skills


How Does it Work?

Workshops

Students can sign up for one or more workshops that are offered throughout the fall and spring semesters using our online registration tool.

FALL 2014 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Title

Day

Location

Time

Freshman Success
Thu. 9/18
Residence on Fifth
(Lounge Area)
10:00-11:00pm
Freshman Success Mon. 9/22 Stever House Reading Room 7:30-9:00pm
Time Management, Stress and Procrastination Mon. 9/29
UC - Connan
7:30-9:00pm
Time Management, Stress and Procrastination Thu. 10/23
CUC - Connan 7:30-9:00pm
Time Management, Stress and Procrastination Wed. 10/29
CUC - Connan 7:30-9:00pm
Preparing for Final Exams Tue. 11/18
CUC - Connan
7:30-9:00pm
Preparing for Final Exams Thu. 11/20
Residence on Fifth
(Lounge Area)
8:00-9:30pm

Register for Workshop


Individualized Sessions

Individualized sessions with an Academic Counselor (AC) are available to students who want more intensive help with study skills than a single workshop can provide. The steps to sign up for individual sessions are simple:

  1. Students sign-up for an initial consultation.
  2. Students will be asked to complete an online assessment that evaluates current study strategies.
  3. After completing the assessment and the initial consultation appointment, a student Academic Counselor will be assigned to meet with students on a weekly basis to target the skill areas that need improvement.

We are no longer accepting Academic Counseling requests for the fall semester. We will begin taking requests in the spring term on Monday, January 12, 2015.

You will receive an email with the day and time of your initial consultation and directions on taking the online study skills assessment.


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