Carnegie Mellon University

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is modeled after the SI program created at the University of Missouri, which is a free academic support program for high-risk courses rather than targeting high-risk students.

What is SI:

  • A non-remedial approach to learning for historically difficult courses which have been challenging for ALL students
  • Utilizes a peer-led group study approach to help students succeed
  • Facilitated by an SI Leader, who is a current student who has already successfully completed the course

Benefits of SI:

  • great way to connect with other students studying the same course
  • guaranteed weekly study time that helps reinforce learning and retention of information
  • maximize understanding of the subject in a casual and relaxed environment
  • learn and integrate study tools and successful exam techniques, specific to that course