Carnegie Mellon University

Student Success 

Our work to support success focuses on creating spaces for students to engage in their coursework and approach to learning through many group and individual tutoring options. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of who they are as learner, communication, and ultimately scholar.  We support student success by providing academic coaching, accommodations and support for students with disabilities, and language support for English language learners. We also engage with faculty and with staff to improve the coordination and professional development for academic advisors. 


Academic Development

Academic Development provides an array of services, from one to one tutoring, to academic skills workshops, to academic coaching, to Supplemental Instruction and EXCEL groups.

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Computing@CarnegieMellon is a mini-course offered through OLI that helps students to develop foundational and information literacy skills. The course focuses on the tools and technologies that are specific to Carnegie Mellon to help you be successful in your other academic courses. All undergraduate students are required to take the course.

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Disability Resources

The Office of Disability Resources strives to provide responsive and reasonable accommodations to help our students accomplish their best work.  The office coordinates a wide range of resources for students and faculty

Students being proctored at the office of Disability Resources

Global Communications Center

The Global Communication Center (GCC) provides one to one support for written communication--and can assist students with oral and visual communication. The GCC offers workshops for undergraduate and graduate students to improve their oral and written communication. The GCC also works with faculty who are interested in integrating communication assignments or group projects into their courses.

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Intercultural Communications Center

The Intercultural Communications Center (ICC) helps students who are nonnative speakers of English develop and strengthen their academic fluency and their understanding of U.S. classroom culture.  ICC works with university departments to identify and respond to the changing needs of nonnative English speakers and international students. 

A photo of students walking across campus in the fall.