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Academics

Hybrid Learning, Course Schedules and Registration

Academic leadership, in collaboration with deans, faculty and academic advisors used the summer to refine a hybrid-learning approach for the fall semester. This strategy offers the ability to accommodate your needs in support of your continued academic progress while also maintaining our standards of academic excellence.

Courses this fall will be offered in one of four modalities: in-person plus remote (IPR), in-person rotating plus remote (IPR), remote only (REO) and in-person only (IPO). The decision for which courses will be offered in-person and in hybrid modality was a careful process that considered optimal course design and content, public health and safety protocols, guidance from department heads, classroom space and number of enrolled students in each class.

Regardless of modality, you will receive a quality educational experience from Carnegie Mellon.

HYBRID COURSE MODALITIES

The hybrid model is designed to provide flexibility: access to your courses will be available in remote mode in almost all cases.

Very few courses (less than 1%) will be offered as in-person only due to their highly specialized nature and/or equipment. Students who are residing in Pittsburgh (whether living on or off campus) will have the option to attend approximately 30-40% of their courses in person while other students access those courses remotely.

The number of courses offered with an in-person option will vary by academic program.

The fall 2020 schedule indicates which classes will be offered via which modality and may be viewed by students in SIO (Student Information Online). Visit The HUB website for details. Though the fall 2020 schedule is mostly settled by mid-August, some departments continue to update courses and in-person hybrid assignments, and course delivery modes may continue to shift and change through August.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

For incoming undergraduate students, you may view and review your course schedule and educational modality assignments in SIO. Your academic advisor will be available to answer schedule-related questions.

For upperclass undergraduate students, course schedules and planned modality (in-person plus remote, in-person rotating plus remote, remote only and in-person only) are available in SIO (Student Information Online). While there have been some adjustments made to class start times in the new fall schedule and we have incorporated longer breaks between classes, returning undergraduate students should expect minimal, if any, disruptions or conflicts to their existing fall 2020 schedules. Your academic advisor will be available to answer schedule-related questions.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

See Doctoral and Master's Degree Students page.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

See International Students page.

STUDY ABROAD

The university has made the difficult decision to suspend participation in study abroad for the fall 2020 semester and over winter break (between the end of fall 2020 and the start of spring 2021) and will suspend participation in educational exchange for the 2020-2021 academic year. More details about the decision may be found on the Office of International Education website.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Academic services are available via remote tools. Academic coaching

  • Academic advising
  • Accommodations and exam accessibility
  • Language support

GET THE HELP YOU NEED AT THE STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES