Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Strategies Program

Welcome to the Academic Strategies Program!


We help students learn how to navigate the “hidden curriculum” of Yale–that invisible set of underlying assumptions and expectations about how to do well as a student that are implicitly embedded in Yale’s culture and are not taught in the classroom. By becoming aware of these implicit cultural-academic norms, students become empowered to take a new and more active kind of ownership over their own academic choices, and ultimately, to get the most out of their academic experience, no matter who they are or where they are in their educational journey. 

We give students the tools to do this through 1-1 mentoring sessions, group mentoring sessions, and interactive workshops with our amazing team of peer mentors.

Want to make an appointment? Email us anytime at academicstrategies@yale.edu!
We work with all students. See our menu to the left for links to our different kinds of support.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter by registering with us on YaleConnect:  https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/PoorvuAcademicStrategies/club_signup

Check out our Yale Connect page!



Check out our brand-new series, starting on Friday, October 28th: Arts and Humanities Fridays. Register using the link on the right!

10/28/2022 Friday 3:00 PM M104A Wait–Someone Will Pay Me to Do That?! (Arts and Humanities) https://cglink.me/2dA/r1860932
11/4/2022 Friday 1:00 PM M104A How to Study the Humanities at Yale https://cglink.me/2dA/r1861107
11/11/2022 Friday 2:00 PM M104A Why Study the Arts and Humanities? https://cglink.me/2dA/r1861125
11/18/2022 Friday 3:00 PM M104A How to Study the Arts at Yale https://cglink.me/2dA/r1861117
11/4/2022 Friday 2:00 PM M104A Wait–Someone Will Pay Me to Do That?! (Arts and Humanities) https://cglink.me/2dA/r1884568
12/2/2022 Friday 4:00 PM M104A Wait–Someone Will Pay Me to Do That?! (Arts and Humanities) https://cglink.me/2dA/r1860953
12/9/2022 Friday 2:00 PM M104A Wait–Someone Will Pay Me to Do That?! (Arts and Humanities) https://cglink.me/2dA/r1860954

Sign up for Essentials for First Years

Welcome Class of 2026! As you embark on your Yale career, get prepared to meet the challenges of your Yale courses by adpoting these college-level study techniques. To sign up for these sessions, click here: Essentials for First Years.


Join STEM Navigators

Are you interested in pursuing a STEM major, taking intro STEM courses, and looking for STEM-related opportunities at Yale and beyond? Our network provides you withthe resources you need to navigate STEM at Yale, including mentoring, information on how to tackle STEM intro courses, practical workshops on key STEM skills, and bi-monthly STEM study halls. To sign up and receive an invitation to our Sept. 6 ice cream social, click here: STEM Navigators.

1-1 Peer Mentoring 

Our 1-1 Peer Mentoring schedule goes live on Monday, Sept. 19th. If you’d like to request a meeting with a mentor before then, please contact us at academicstrategies@yale.edu.


Our workshops begin Wednesday, August 31. A full list of workshops and sign ups is available on our Yale Connect site

Questions? We’d love to be in touch with you! Just send a message to academicstrategies@yale.edu.

You can also follow us atASP Facebook GroupASP Instagram (@academicstrategies)