Adopt a High School
The best way to think about Adopt A High School (AAHS) is as a network. Our goal is to connect high schools with CMACers in a variety of ways in order provide resources for prospective students during the admission process. The Office of Admission will provide local high schools with the names and contact information of interested CMACers, along with suggested ways to utilize the CMACers as a valuable resource for students. This could mean additional alumni interviews, college fairs, visiting the high school to speak to students, or participating in a college panel night to name a few options. It will be up to the high school guidance or college counseling department to determine the level of involvement from CMACers. Please read our Adopt a High School training manual for more information.
Once you have read through the manual, please take a survey and "test" your knowledge. Once you have completed the test, your email will be recorded and you will have completed the training portion of the program. At that point, we will forward your contact information to schools in your local area (including any specific schools that you may have mentioned in your correspondence with us) as a 'certified' Adopt a High School participant. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact any member of the CMAC Team.
Throughout the year, you will receive lists of student names, addresses, phone numbers and high schools either directly from the Office of Admission, or from the CMAC Chairperson in your area. The lists will be of inquiries, applicants or enrollees. If you are interested you may contact these students to assess their needs and offer assistance.
Applicant Student Calls
Once a student has applied, his or her seriousness for studying at Carnegie Mellon has now been solidified. The task of convincing the student to further investigate Carnegie Mellon should not be too difficult. What is much more important is learning what are the specific needs of the student and working through the Office of Admission to try and address those needs.Admitted Student Calls
The goal here is to contact the student as soon as possible after he/she has been admitted to build on the excitement of the acceptance letter. Your primary goal here is to congratulate the student.Enrolling Student Calls
These can be done any time after May 15. A student who has enrolled might not have very many questions, however she/he may want to know such things as whom should she/he contact about orientation or rooming with a high school friend. Enrolling student calls can also be in conjunction with an area reception your CMAC area may be sponsoring for enrolling students.