Graduate Admission FAQ-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Admission FAQ

Every year the Graduate Admissions Staff receives hundreds of inquiries about the application process. To help guide you through this process, we have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions. We hope that this information will help you better understand the application process and ease some of the concerns you may have about the processing and review of your application materials.

Please read the following information carefully. We respectfully ask that you refrain from calling or sending e-mail unless absolutely essential. The time that we spend responding to these inquiries greatly slows the process of processing applications for review by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

Where do I send my supplemental materials such as transcripts and recommendation letters?

What are my chances of being admitted?

What are my chances of receiving financial aid?

When is the deadline to apply for graduate studies?

May I defer payment of the application fee until after I am admitted?

Have you received my application?

Can I receive transfer credit?

What are the minimum GRE and TOEFL scores required for admission?

Can the TOEFL score be waived?

What is your GRE and TOEFL school (and department) codes?

Have you received my GRE and/or TOEFL scores from ETS, and may they arrive after the application deadline?

What is a GPA and what if my institution does not report grades this way?

The on-line tracking system states that my GRE and TOEFL scores have not yet been received, but I sent copies with my mailed documents. Why have they not been accepted?

Have I been admitted? (What is the status of my application?)

What are my options if not admitted?