Announcements-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

Programs & Services

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is a student assistance program that helps students acquire more effective and efficient study skills such as organization, time management and exam preparation. Both group workshops and individual appointments are available.
Workshop schedule

Individualized sessions with an Academic Coach are available to students who want more intensive help with study skills than a single workshop can provide.
Request individual appointments


EXCEL Collaborative Learning Groups

excel groupsEXCEL groups meet once weekly throughout the semester. They are comprised of a maximum of six students per group and a trained EXCEL group leader who facilitates collaborative learning. EXCEL groups are formed on an as-needed-basis for the course which they support. There are often multiple groups for any given course.
See which courses are supported with EXCEL and then sign up!


Peer Tutoring

Walk-in Tutoring
Walk-in tutoring is geared primarily towards large introductory courses and offered Sunday through Thursday evenings 8:30pm-11:00pm at select residence halls and other locations on campus during the fall and spring semesters. No appointment is necessary, just walk-in!
Walk-in schedule

Standing Tutoring Appointments
If Walk-in Tutoring is not available for the course you are seeking help in, you can request a Standing Tutoring Appointment by stopping by our office and completing a tutoring request form. We'll do our best to find you a tutor.


Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental InstructionSI is an academic enrichment program that is offered in traditionally difficult courses. Designed to supplement -- not replace -- class lectures and recitations, SI sessions are interactive and collaborative. SI Leaders hold review sessions twice weekly plus addtional review sessions before each exam.    SI schedule


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Get Your Student Off to College on the Right Foot´╗┐

Let your graduating high school student benefit from the expertise of Carnegie Mellon’s Academic Development Office by enrolling him/her in Academic Development’s free Academic Success Workshop. Sessions are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 28, 29 and 30 MORE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Walk-in Tutoring ends Thursday, April 28

The last day of Walk-in Tutoring for the Spring semester is
Thursday, April 28th

There is no Walk-in Tutoring during the Summer semester however,
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

STEM Workshop

We have taken into consideration the course content, class format, and required homework and projects, in order to tailor our array of study skills and strategies to fit the needs of STEM students.

We will be covering the following topics and how they relate to the lives of STEM students:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time Management, Stress & Procrastination Workshop

When:   Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7:30-9:00pm
Where: CUC - Wright
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

EXCEL Group Registration

EXCEL Group registration begins on Tuesday, January 19th. MORE
Monday, January 18, 2016

Walk-in Tutoring begins Monday, January 18th

View the Walk-in Tutoring Schedule to see the nights and locations for specific courses. MORE
EXCEL groups are small formal study groups that are available for these courses.

Register for an EXCEL Group

excel group registration