Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

Handouts & Other Resources

Fast Facts

Fast Facts are a series of study skills pamphlets on a variety of issues related to academic success. They cover general areas such as plagiarism, study strategies, managing your time and stress management.

First Year Fast Facts

These pamphlets provide practical advice from CMU students and faculty about many of the new challenges that First-Years face during the first few weeks of college.

I'm a CMU student and I need advice on...

Find advice on practical, time-tested strategies that can help you, not only in college, but throughout your post-college career as well!


Mastering a second language requires repeated practice over time. The materials below can provide hours of practice to supplement our language support workshops and allow students to work at their own pace with a variety of materials.

Looking for places to Study?

Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus has assigned new outdoor spaces and tents and several indoor common areas and classrooms as "touchdown spaces" where students can spend time between classes for the fall 2020 semester. The spaces are listed below and identified with signage across campus.

line drawing of monthly calendarSchedule a 30 Minute Consultation

This site supplements our 1-on-1 consultations. Staff members are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00pm EST for a virtual consultation to help get you connected to the appropriate resource or resources.