Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission

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- Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Admission

Choose Your Program. Change the World.

Choose Your Program. Change the World.

AP/EA Overview

Advanced Placement/Early Admission


Algebra, trigonometry and geometry. Pre-calculus or an equivalent course is recommended.

Computer Science
Knowledge of computers or some computer experience in high school is helpful but not required. PSAT Math of 65 or higher, or SAT Math of 650.

Students enrolled in physics, chemistry, biology or engineering must have completed a physics, chemistry or biology high school course.

Students with special qualifications may apply for permission to enroll in a third course with an additional non-refundable charge. Carrying three courses in the AP/EA program is not generally recommended.


AP/EA courses are regular Carnegie Mellon classes, so you should anticipate intense, college-level work. Many of the AP/EA faculty members are the same faculty who teach during the regular school year. Upon admission to the program, students will select their courses. View the 2014 AP/EA course list and AP/EA Addendum.

AP/EA students are required to take two courses during the summer. This two-course schedule completed in six weeks is comparable in demand to the typical five-course schedule completed in a semester. The flexible AP/EA program allows you to take a combination of math, science engineering and humanities courses. 


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