Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission
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The online application for the 2016 Summer Pre-College Program is available. Your application for admission will consist of an application form provided by Carnegie Mellon and documents you'll be required to gather from other resources (i.e. high school transcripts). The Pre-College Application deadline is April 1st.
Please mail all of your application materials together, with the summer Pre-College Cover Letter, to the following address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Pre-College Programs Application Processing Center
PO BOX 8028
Portsmouth, NH 03802
Age Requirement: Students must be in high school, have completed their sophomore year and be 16 to 18 years old (born between August 6, 1997 and June 25, 2000). This doesn't apply to commuters in the AP/EA program. No other exceptions will be made.
If you are an international student, U.S. Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen and your native language is not English, Carnegie Mellon requires a TOEFL score of 102 or better on the internet-based test or an IELTS score of 7.5 and above. Please arrange to have these scores sent with your application materials. Both your official TOEFL and official transcript are required. The deadline for international students to apply to the summer Pre-College program is April 1st, 2015.
International students coming to Carnegie Mellon who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may need to obtain an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility from the Office of International Education (OIE). If you are already in the U.S. on F-1 status, and will be returning to your current school next fall, you do not need an I-20 from us. Do I need an I-20?
If you'll be coming to the U.S. from overseas and will either:
You MUST complete the necessary paperwork to obtain an I-20. If you're admitted to the summer Pre-College Program, the Office of International Education (OIE) will send you paperwork (an international student information form and an affidavit of support form) that you'll be required to complete to obtain an I-20. The Form I-20 is used to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country. With your I-20, you'll be sent detailed instructions regarding travel to the U.S. and a mandatory immigration check-in on Opening Day.
Admission is on a rolling basis. Applicants will begin to receive notification of our admission decision in early February. If admitted, you'll need to submit a $200 deposit within one month of the date of notification in order to reserve your space in the program.
Full settlement of fees (excluding the cost of books) for all students must be postmarked by May 15, 2015 for enrollment in the six-week summer program. *If admitted after April 24th, full settlement fees (excluding the cost of books) for these students must be postparked by June 9, 2015.