Summer Pre-College

Discover Carnegie Mellon

Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our Summer Pre-College Programs:

Our Summer Pre-College Programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.

Watch what life is like for a Pre-College student at Carnegie Mellon! Also view the Pre-College Playlist on YouTube which is broken down by program.


Age and International Documentation Requirements

Students must be in high school, have completed their sophomore year and be 16 to 18 years old (born between August 10, 2000 and June 29, 2003). Students can be exempt from the age requirements if they have a permanent address within Allegheny County.

If you're an international student who will need an I-20 or F-1 student visa from Carnegie Mellon, you must apply and submit all supporting documents by March 1.

If you're an international student (non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident) who currently attends a U.S. high school and plans to return to the same U.S. high school after attending pre-college, you may apply by March 1.

Due to the lengthy process for obtaining international documentation we recommend that international students be mindful of the application deadline. Applying earlier will provide the time necessary to process information as quickly as possible for I-20 administration. Students who receive an I-20 from Carnegie Mellon must arrive on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in order to complete a mandatory immigration check-in on Friday, June 28, 2019 to maintain legal status in the U.S.