Academic Advisor-Academic Advisory Center (AAC) - Carnegie Mellon University

There are an abundance of Academic Advisors [.xlsx] availble to you.  Each step along the way, you will have no less than one Academic Advisor who will help you through your academic journey in H&SS.

Academic Advisory Center (AAC)

You will be asking a lot of questions while you explore, such as:  Is study abroad right for me?  Why can't I decide on a major?  Who can I talk to in order to learn more about research?  We want to help you find the answers to those questions and others.  If we  do not know the answer, we will help you navigate the excellent resources on campus to find the answer.  We will help you consider questions you haven't even asked yet.  Your AAC Academic Advisor will be your first point of contact on academic matters ... and sometimes on the non-academic matters, too. Your academic advisor is always a good place to start!


When you declare your major, you will have an Academic Advisor specially for that major.

Students can officially declare their major after mid-semester break of their second semester; the latest they can declare prior to mid-semester break of their fourth semester.  To graduate, you must have completed the H&SS General Education Program and the Major curriculum.  Information Systems majors are admitted in Dietrich College already declared.

Additional Majors

In Dietrich College, pursuing an additional major (second major) is not required.  If you decide to pursue an additional major, you will have an Academic Advisor specifically for that additional major.


In Dietrich College, pursuing a minor is not required.  If you decide to pursue a minor, you will have an Academic Adviosr specifically for that minor.


Each program has an Academic Advisor who is in additional to your major and/or minor Academic Advisor.

Who to contact for what

Depending on the major(s), minor(s) and/or programs you decide to pursue, you may have multiple advisors to assist you.