College Counseling Resources

College counselors play a vital role in the admission process for our students, and we deeply appreciate the work you do to help guide students through that process.

The resources below will provide you and your students with important information about Carnegie Mellon's application process. You can also meet our staff and find out which admission counselor is the primary point of contact for your school and geographical area. Please note that Carnegie Mellon doesn't participate in traditional counselor calls and we don't use student updates in the admission process. If you’d like an update on your student applicants, please connect with your region's admission counselor. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our office. We're here to help!

Connect with Us!

Every quarter, we produce a newsletter to provide counselors with important information and updates. Join our College Counseling Mailing List to stay connected with Carnegie Mellon throughout the year!

View our most recent newsletter publications:

Applying to Carnegie Mellon

Below are resources to help guide you and your students through Carnegie Mellon's application process:

If you have any further questions or need to send any materials on a student’s behalf, please email Please attach the material(s) as a PDF and include the student's full name and date of birth.

The Impact of COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 has impacted students in many ways.  With this in mind, Carnegie Mellon has joined over 300 other colleges and universities in signing a collective statement, “Care Counts in Crisis: College Admissions Deans Respond to COVID-19.” This statement affirms our priorities for self-care and care for others during the pandemic. 

Additionally, we've extended our test-optional policy for all first-year Fall 2022 applicants as well. We've also put together a list of questions that you and your students may have about applying for Fall 2021. Review our FAQs, and please let us know if we can help with any additional questions.

One significant impact of the pandemic is the inability for prospective students to visit our campus. We know that assessing fit is an important part of the college search process, so we're offering a variety of online visit options, including online campus tours, information sessions, student panels and residence hall tours. 

Access & Diversity Initiatives

The Access and Diversity Initiatives team within the Office of Admission is committed to the recruitment and enrollment of historically low-yielding underrepresented populations. We work closely with community-based and other college access-oriented organizations in order to assist talented students with the admission and financial aid processes.

Our team members include: 

Please feel free to reach out with questions or to discuss how we might better assist your students. 

While our team's focus is on recruitment and enrollment, we know that their Carnegie Mellon journey doesn't stop here. We work with a variety of campus partners to address the needs of students we work with. An important campus partner and great resource for enrolling & current students is the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion. Learn more about our Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion.

Financial Aid

Carnegie Mellon is committed to meeting the demonstrated need of our undergraduate students, and we’re here to help your students through the financial aid process.

Financial aid for Carnegie Mellon applicants is processed through our Office of Admission and is need-based only. We offer aid to U.S. Citizens, permanent residents and DACA recipients. Learn more about applying for aid.

We encourage counselors, students and families to connect with us about the financial aid process. Students can fill out the Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of their financial aid offer prior to applying to Carnegie Mellon.  We've also provided answers to the most common financial aid questions in our Financial Aid FAQs.

Applying for financial aid should be free of cost for those who qualify. Please let students know they can contact our office for CSS Profile fee waivers.

If you or your students have more questions, please contact us to continue the conversation!

More Resources

We encourage prospective students to connect with Carnegie Mellon to learn more about our academics, student life, research opportunities and more. Review our online visit opportunities to help your students figure out the best way for them to experience Carnegie Mellon.

We have a variety of materials, including our Fact Sheets, that you and your students can use to learn more about Carnegie Mellon. Check out our Downloads page for more information.

Carnegie Mellon is committed to supporting our students academic, professional and personal growth. Learn more about the student services we offer.

Campus life is also a major part of the student experience. Read more about our student activities as well as the traditions that make Carnegie Mellon such a unique community.