Carnegie Mellon University

General Questions

What happens if I don't start the course early?

You do not have to start working on the course early. This is simply an option for those students who have to time devote to the course before the fall semester begins. The majority of students will take the course over the standard 7-week, half-semester schedule.

Who should I contact if I have a question?

You should contact c-cm@andrew.cmu.edu for any questions or concerns related to C@CM.

When can I expect a response to my email?

We will respond to all messages sent to c-cm@andrew.cmu.edu within 48 hours, excluding holidays.

Is this class Pass / Fail or do I get a specific grade based on my activities score?

The course is Pass / Fail, which means you will not receive a specific grade; however, you need a 75% average to pass the course. For more information about the weight given to each assignment, please review the Course Policy.

The course description mentions weekly recitations. Are you required to attend? And where do you go if you want to attend?

Attendance at Weekly Recitation is determined by your section's Teaching Assistant. You will only be required to attend class if you are not on-track with the weekly assignments or not learning the material well enough on your own. Location will be assigned near the beginning of each course and your TA will notify you of the location.

Please note: There are no weekly recitations during the summer section.

The course description mentions weekly recitations. How do you know if you are required to attend?

Attendance at Weekly Recitation is determined by your section's Teaching Assistant. You will only be required to attend class if you are not on-track with the weekly assignments or not learning the material well enough on your own.

Please note: There are no weekly recitations during the summer section.

What's the difference between the 99-101, 99-101 X1, and Open & Free C@CM courses that I see on the Online Learning Initiative (OLI) website?

The 99-101 X1 and 99-101 courses are for undergraduate students seeking course credit (99-101 X1 is a version of the course offered over the summer). The Open & Free version is for graduate students, faculty, and staff.

If you are an undergraduate student looking to fulfill the C@CM course requirement, you MUST register for 99-101 X1 or 99-101.

If you do not follow the official process detailed above and instead go directly to the Open & Free version of the C@CM course on the OLI website, you will NOT receive academic credit for the course.