Our APEA courses are regular Carnegie Mellon classes, so you should anticipate intense, college-level work. Many of the APEA faculty members are the same faculty who teach during the regular school year. Upon admission to the program, students will select their courses from the Schedule of Classes. View the 2013 APEA course list and APEA addendum as of May 5, 2013.
As an APEA student, you'll be required to take two courses during the summer. This two-course schedule completed in six weeks is comparable in demand to the typical five-course schedule completed in a semester.
The flexible APEA program allows you to take:
- Two math/science/engineering courses
- One math/science/engineering course and one humanities/social sciences course
- Two humanities/social sciences courses
Some features of the APEA classes include:
- meet daily
- small class size
- personal learning environment
- supplemental tutoring
- taught by faculty selected for their enthusiasm and experience teaching college-level material to younger students
High school preparation is necessary for some APEA classes. For more details, consult the course descriptions or contact the program director.
Algebra, trigonometry and geometry. Pre-calculus or an equivalent course is recommended.
Computer science requires:
Knowledge of computers or some computer experience in high school is helpful but not required. PSAT Math of 65 or higher, or SAT Math of 650.
Physics, chemistry and biology require:
Students enrolled in physics, chemistry, biology or engineering must have completed a physics, chemistry or biology high school course.
Students with special qualifications may apply for permission to enroll in a third course with an additional non-refundable charge. Carrying three courses in the APEA program is not generally recommended.