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Carnegie Mellon uses the Common Application exclusively—all applications must be submitted online.



  • Early Decision: November 1
  • Regular Decision: January 1
  • Early Admission: January 1
  • Spring Transfer Admission: October 15
  • Fall Transfer Admission: February 15


What you’ll need to complete your application:

  • $75 application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official test score reports from SAT, ACT, and TOEFL/IELTS if applicable. Learn more about requirements.
  • Secondary school counselor evaluation
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Common Application essay
  • Carnegie Mellon Common Application Writing Supplement, which includes three short answer questions


Use the link below to get started on your application to CMU!


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