What does the AAC do?
The Academic Advisory Center (AAC) has two major responsibilities within the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. First, the AAC is charged with providing academic advising for exploratory first and second year students in the Dietrich College, as well as with providing special programs that build community and enhance the quality of advising for both students and advisors across the college. The professionally trained, seasoned AAC advisors are committed to providing guidance and support that positions students to thrive academically and personally at Carnegie Mellon. Our relationship as primary advisors begins during the summer before students arrive for orientation and continues until they declare a major. At that time students transition to an advisor in their major department, and the AAC advisor assumes a secondary role, continuing to advise them regarding the General Education program and on a variety other general academic issues.
Secondly, the AAC serves as the office of student records for the Dietrich College. Acting on behalf of the College Council, the Assistant Dean oversees adherence to University and College academic policies and procedures, and with staff assistance, processes related transactions. The AAC houses and maintains over 1200 student records, and updates them daily with new reports, notes and other materials that document a student's progress while at the University.
The Academic Advisory Center is located in Baker Hall, room A57. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.