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Academic and Research Support for Students

From academic skills coaches and tutors to specialized software and media collections, resources abound to help Carleton students find support and hone their skills.

  • Writing Center

    Academic Skills Coaches

    Academic Skills Coaches offer time management, study, and test-preparation skills coaching.
  • Writing Consultants 2008-09

    Academic Tutors

    Academic Tutors provide one-on-one assistance for students struggling in specific subjects.
  • Cars Ask Questions

    CARS (Curricular and Research Support)

    CARS is a group of diverse campus support staff that helps connect students with the right experts and resources as they work on assignments.
  • McKinley Gould Library

    Gould Library

    Gould Library offers a wealth of research and reference help, as well as group study areas and customized research assistance for individual classes.
  • IdeaLab in Session

    The IdeaLab

    Staffed with experts in working with media, presentations, fine art printing, video production and presentations, the Gage/Bauer IdeaLab offers integrated curricular support for students and faculty.
  • Center for Mathematics and Computing

    Information Technology Services (ITS)

    Information Technology Services offers help with software selection and use, and supports classroom technologies.
  • Students studying in the Language Center Lounge.

    The Language Center

    The Language Center offers homework help and tutoring, language software, and other resources to support and supplement students’ language studies at Carleton.
  • Russ Petricka

    Math Skills Center

    The Math Skills Center provides drop-in tutoring, software, a lending library, and other support for students who are taking math and math-related courses. It's also a great place to study, to do homework, and to meet for one-on-one help.
  • Posse Dinner 2016

    Mentored Cohort Programs

    For some qualifying students, additional support and mentorship is available from Mentored Cohort Programs such those for our Mellon Mays Scholars, Summer Science Fellows, and Posse and FOCUS students.
  • Perlman Teaching Museum

    Perlman Teaching Museum

    The Perlman Teaching Museum aims to engage, educate, and uplift through art and exhibitions. The museum’s collection is available for student researchers.
  • Lab work

    Pre-Engineering Advising

    Pre-Engineering advisors help students explore their options to pursue engineering after Carleton.
  • Emily Hillmer '15 (left) and Malavika Suresh '18

    Pre-Health Advising

    Provides support and advice for students considering a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and other health professions.
  • Initiatives

    Quantitative Resource Center (QRC)

    The QRC supports quantitative skills and reasoning across the curriculum through faculty collaborations, campus workshops, and student tutoring services
  • A placard image for media work Beth McKinsey Speech 3.m4v

    Speech Coaches

    Speech Coaches from the Academic Support Center help students improve their speaking and presentation skills.
  • Noor Anwar Ali

    Second Language Writing Support

    Multilingual/Second Language Writing Support is available to students who are non-native speakers of English.
  • Four TRIO Students solving a puzzle at the 2016 Sophomore Retreat.


    TRIO is a federally funded program that provides academic, personal, and financial support to low-income and first-generation college students and those with a documented disability.
  • Matt Whited watches over students in the Carleton science research lab.

    Undergraduate Research

    Faculty mentored student research is part of many courses, and additional research opportunities are available during summer and winter breaks, and as independent study during the academic year. Resources to support student research and research-related expenses are available.
  • Writing Center

    The Writing Center

    The Writing Center advises students on any academic writing project at any stage, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft.