Center for Academic Excellence


The CENTER FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE provides holistic, targeted learning support for Rush University students. The services provided in the Center for Academic Excellence include the following:

Writing Support for Course Papers, Thesis, Dissertations, ESL, and CV/Resume service for all Rush students.

Quantitative and Qualitative Mathematic Support and Statistical Support

Academic Coaching Support for all Rush Students

*Dissertation and Thesis Information*

Please refer to the CAE HANDOUTS, MANUALS, and TOOLS tab to view our ProQuest Review sessions.   If you are unable to access this recording or have any questions regarding processes presented, please contact our office.

The Center for Academic Excellence is hosting live ProQuest Workshop sessions for students applying to graduate this Fall 2022 semester, Spring 2023 semester, or Summer 2023 on the following dates:

September 22nd, 2022 Zoom Link: Led by William Farina

September 26th, 2022 Zoom Link: Led by Andrew Welch

October 6th, 2022 Zoom Link:  Led by Shannon Lindsay

If you have any questions or unable to attend, please view a recorded version of the presentation on our website, under the HANDOUTS and MANUALS tab or contact us at

CAE Deadlines for Submissions (these dates are subject to change)
Fall 2022
Formatting Submission Deadline: 10/10/2022
Recommended Defense Dates: 11/14/2022 to 12/02/2022
Final Submission: 12/09/2022
Spring 2023
Formatting Defense Dates: 02/13/2023
Recommended Defense Dates: 03/20/2023 to 04/03/2023
Final Submission: 04/10/2023

The CAE does not provide Copy Editing support.  For information regarding submissions, formatting within ProQuest, please check our CAE Manuals, Handouts and Online Tools page or our Libguides page at the link provided below: 
LibGuide for Submission information

For any additional questions,  please email us at 

Please Contact Us

Center for Academic Excellence
Armour Academic Center
Room 588, 5th Floor, Rush Library
600 S. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612

Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,  Additional hours by appointment only.                    
Phone: (312) 942-1304

General inquiries: or