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 the support each student from enrollment to degree completion.   

The Center for Academic Excellence holds appointment based tutoring sessions.  Please email or stop into the center for an appointment. 

***WORKSHOPS*** FOR November 2019:

11/14, Plagiarism in Medical Writing @ 12pm, Room 450

11/20, Cover Letter vs. Personal Statement @12pm, Room 450 

***DISSERTATION and THESIS information***:   

The Center for Academic Excellence will oversee Dissertation and Thesis submissions via ProQuest.   

CAE DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS: (these dates are subject to change) 


Formatting Submission: October 15th, 2019

Defense: (Subject to College Scheduling) November 1st, 2019

Final Submission: November 22nd, 2019


Formatting Submission: February 17th, 2020

Defense: (Subject to College Scheduling) March 2nd, 2020

Final Submission: March 23rd, 2020

For information regarding the submission process, please check our Libguides page at the link provided below: 

LibGuide for Submission information

For information regarding Formatting and ProQuest, please check our CAE MANUALS, HANDOUTS, and ONLINE TOOLS page.   

If you need to discuss your submission or have questions regarding formatting, 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) 563-1800

General inquiries: or