Frequently Asked Questions, Ph.D. in Biological Sciences-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Frequently Asked Questions, Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Is there an application fee and when are the application deadlines?

Is there financial support for graduate students?

Are international students admitted?

Do faculty members accept students directly into their laboratories?

Are there any prerequisites for the Ph.D. program?

How many applications does the department receive and what are my chances of being accepted?

Where should transcripts be mailed?

Do you accept photocopies of Transcipts, GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores?

What happens to an incomplete submitted application after the deadline?

When are students notified of their admission into the program?

Is there a minimum GRE score?

Are subject GREs required?

What are the Carnegie Mellon codes for the GRE test?

Is there a minimum TOEFL score?

What are the Carnegie Mellon codes for the TOEFL test?

How many copies of each transcript should I submit?

How do I get my transcript officially evaluated and calculated on a 4.0 scale?

May I send additional documents to support my application?

Are there required forms or formats for the online recommendation letters?

What should be included in the three recommendation letters?

What information should be included in my Statement of Purpose?