- How much work will I have to do over the six weeks?
- Are the Pre-College programs evaluative?
- Who teaches the classes?
- How large are the classes?
- What does the daily schedule consist of?
- When will we receive a class schedule?
- Can my child get college credit for this?
- Can I arrange an interview with the Office of Admission this summer?
How much work will I have to do over the six weeks?
AP/EA and Pre-College are intensive, highly challenging programs. The amount of work varies from program to program and also depends on how much time you want to personally invest. Remember this is not summer camp, the AP/EA program includes real college classes and the Pre-College programs are intense conservatory/studio programs.
Are the Pre-College programs evaluative?
In general, the Pre-College programs are not evaluative. They are intense six week programs modeled after the undergraduate experience. They are intended to help you determine if a conservatory/studio experience is what you looking for at the college level. The Art Department, however, does send evaluations to students for each studio. Pre-College is academically/artistically challenging, not at all like a recreational “summer camp” experience.
Who teaches the classes?
The AP/EA classes and some of the Pre-College programs such as Architecture, Art, Drama and Music are taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty.
How large are the classes?
Typically, the AP/EA classes are about 25 students and the Pre-College classes are smaller.
What does the daily schedule consist of?
The daily schedule varies from program to program. For the AP/EA program, it depends on the classes that the students choose. For Pre-College it varies from program to program. See the tentative schedules of the following programs for details; Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, Music, Game Academy.
When will we receive a class schedule?
Class schedules for each student are distributed on Opening Day during the academic department meetings. If your son or daughter must miss Opening Day, be sure to contact the Pre-College Student Development Office at 412-268-9510 or via email to be connected with the student's academic department to make other arrangements to receive the class schedule.
Can my child get college credit for this?
The courses in AP/EA are credit-bearing classes but students cannot receive credit for the Pre-College Programs in Art, Architecture, Drama, Music or Game Academy.
Can I arrange an interview with the Office of Admission this summer?
Pre-College students who are seeking admission to Carnegie Mellon should arrange an interview over the summer. Please call the Office of Admission at 412-268-2082, upon enrolling, to register for an interview as they fill quickly. Admission information sessions for parents and families are presented during Family Weekend.