Carnegie Mellon University

About Computing@Carnegie Mellon

Undergradute Course

Computing@Carnegie Mellon (C@CM) is a 3-unit, pass/fail mini course that will help you develop foundational computing and information literacy skills, focusing on the tools and technologies that are specific to Carnegie Mellon so you can be successful in your other academic courses. All undergraduate students are required to take the course.

All incoming, first-year students are automatically registered for C@CM. Upperclassmen can register via SIO. Contact your academic advisor if you need help registering.

Open & Free Course

If you are not an undergraduate student who needs to take C@CM for academic credit, you can access the educational materials via the Open & Free course. The Open & Free course is a non-credit option that is available to all campus affiliates and users worldwide.

Follow the steps below to access the Open & Free C@CM course.

  1. Go to the Open Learning Initiative website.
  2. Enter the Course Key ccmoliopen in the Register panel.
  3. CMU affiliates should login with the Andrew ID and password.  External users should sign up for a free OLI account.
  4. After authenticating, submit your request to register for the course.
  5. The C@CM staff regularly monitors the course for registration requests.  If you are not enrolled within 48 business hours, notify of your pending registration request.

Important: You will not receive academic credit for the C@CM Open & Free Course. If you are an undergraduate student, contact your academic advisor for instructions on how to officially enroll in the course via SIO.