EXCEL Collaborative Learning Groups-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

What is an EXCEL Group?

EXCEL groups are small formal study groups that are available for the courses listed below. They offer students the opportunity for extra practice and review with a trained leader in a collaborative learning environment.


How Does it Work?

Groups are formed on an as-needed-basis, according to the students' availability, with multiple groups per course. EXCEL Group sessions are an on-going weekly commitment. In general, you will meet with your group once a week for an hour at a set time. For more details, read the EXCEL Group Participation Guideline [pdf].


How Do I Sign-up?

Visit the CMU Balance website to register.
Phone and email requests cannot be accepted.

Register for an EXCEL Group

Spring 2017 EXCEL Supported Courses

Course #Course NameProfessorGroup Leaders
03-121 Modern Biology Jarvik & Lanni Sophie / Nathalie / Apeksha
03-231 Biochemistry I Hackney & Lee Tim / Zeyu
06-261 Fluid Mechanics Domach Alex / Ally
06-262 Math Methods of Chem E Jhon Michael
09-218 Organic Chemistry II Das Susheel
18-100 Intro to ECE Sullivan Zach / Raunak / Eli
18-240 Structure & Design of Digital Systems Nace & Ghose Reid / Omkar
18-290 Signals & Systems Sankaranarayanan
& Stern
Nitsan / Samantha / Rebekah
21-127 Concepts of Math Johnson & Offner Ani / Alan / Lily / Angela
21-241 Matrices & Linear Transformations Gheorghiciuc & Ballew Zach / Becky / Pranjali
21-259 Calculus in 3D Handron Jeremy / Jacob / Aditya
21-260 Differential Equations Handron & Geng Karthic / Joseph / Bam
33-121 Physics I for Science Students Ghosh & Walker Gordon
33-122 Physics II for Biological Sciences and Chemistry Students Evilevitch Farreltin
33-142 Physics II for Engineering and Physics Students Klein Samantha / Nikhil / Isabel