Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Strategies

Our Mission

Welcome to the Academic Strategies Program!

Our mission is to help all Yale undergraduates become active, empowered learners in their academic lives at Yale. Through peer academic mentoring and interactive workshops, we hope to provide you with the tools to help propel you towards your goals.

Fall 2020 Information and Events

First Year Course Selection Handout and Video Guides (use Google Chrome as your browser to access videos)

A Process for First-Year Couse Selection - Handout

Yale College First-Year Course Selection website


What We Do

1-1 Academic Mentoring

Talk through your academic work and create a strategic plan to help you achieve your goals. Learn More

Peer Mentorship Groups

Connect with other students in your major area or class year for mutual support and information sharing. Led by a peer mentor, these small groups can help you build and maintain your academic community, both in person and online. Learn More


Our interactive workshops offer practical advice and strategies for common academic challenges. Below is a sample of the over 20 workshops we offer: Learn More

  • Time management
  • Working with faculty/Asking for recommendations
  • Note-taking and class engagement in seminars and lectures
  • Managing a heavy reading load
  • Tackling problems sets
  • Exam study strategies