Advanced Placement/Early Admission
Some students applying for the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science may be overly qualified to participate in the program. A limited number of such students may be invited to participate in the Advance Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA) program. AP/EA is a challenging, credit-bearing summer program for high school seniors interested in taking Carnegie Mellon classes for college credit. The classes are actual university courses, condensed and accelerated to fit into a six-week program. If you have completed your junior year of high school, you’re eligible to apply to AP/EA. Please note that your acceptance is based on a review of your qualifications and available space in the program. Applications will only be accepted from rising high school seniors. AP/EA participants younger than 16 cannot stay in the residence halls on campus and must commute from home.
The credit you earn in the AP/EA program can give you a head start in college. At Carnegie Mellon, the academic units earned in the AP/EA program can be applied toward graduation requirements. In most cases these units can also be transferred to other colleges or universities, although some schools do have rules limiting the transfer of summer Pre-College courses. If you do poorly in a class, Carnegie Mellon will not release your records to any prospective college or university to which you apply.
At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to decide which grades you would or would not like to be kept on permanent record at Carnegie Mellon. In this respect, the program offers students a no-risk opportunity to test their skills at the college level.