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 range from Writing Support to Academic Coaching. Our goal is to support each student from enrollment to degree completion.  

*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.

CAE Deadlines for Submissions (these dates are subject to change)
Spring 2022
Formatting Submission Deadline:  02/15/2022
Recommended Defense Dates:  03/07/2022 to 03/28/2022
Final Submission:  04/11/2022
Summer  2022
Formatting Submission Deadline: 07/06/2022
Recommended Defense Dates: 08/03/2022 to 08/17/2022
Final Submission:  08/22/2022
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
Fianl 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