Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Common Application 
    
Yes 

Deadline 
    
Early Decision: Nov. 1, 2016
    
Regular Decision: Jan. 1, 2017 

Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:


The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

l   Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please          share your story.

l   The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

l   Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

l   Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

l   Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.


Supplemental Essay Questions:

l   Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). This essay should         include the reasons why you've chosen the major(s), any goals or relevant work plans and any other information you would like us to know. For freshmen applying to more than         one college or program, please mention each college or program to which you are applying. Because our admission committees review applicants by college and program, your         essay can impact our final decision. Candidates applying for early decision or transfer may apply to only one college and department.

l   List the books (if any) you've read this year for pleasure. Choose one and in a sentence describe its impact on you.

l   If there was an interruption during your secondary school or collegiate experience or between your secondary school and collegiate experience (gap year(s)) when you were not            enrolled and as a result, not making normal academic progress, please explain the reason for the interruption.

l   While not a requirement, have you been interviewed by an alumni or on campus representative prior to applying for admission? If so, indicate the name of your interviewer and tell        us how it impacted your decision to apply. (500 words max)

Documents Required: 
  • $75 Application Fee or Waiver 
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Official score reports for 2 SAT Subject Tests
  • Official score of TOEFL
  • Secondary School Report
  • Mid-Year School Report 
  • Teacher Recommendation

Other Information: 

Address: 5000 Forbes Avenue
               Pittsburgh, PA 15213
               United States of America

Phone: 412-268-2082(Admissions Office)
Fax: 412-268-7838
Email: undergraduate-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu 
Application Info: http://my.cmu.edu/portal/site/admission/apply_now/#ApplicationProcess

SAT/TOEFL Code: 2074
ACT Code:
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