What is the procedure for taking a course, for instance over the summer, at another university or college and having the credit transferred to Carnegie Mellon?
These requests should be approved before you take the course at another institution. They are handled by the Office of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering, Scaife Hall 110. You must complete the online Transfer Request form- available here.
You will also need to include description from the other institution which describes the content of the course. The Office of Undergraduate Studies will determine, upon consultation with the corresponding department at Carnegie Mellon, whether the request is approved.
Courses taken during a period of suspension from Carnegie Mellon University cannot be transferred.
What grade will I need to earn in order to have the course transferred?
The grade that you need to achieve in order to transfer the course is determined on a case-by-case basis by the College of Engineering's Office of Undergraduate Studies.
How many units will I receive for a transfer course?
The number of units that will be entered on your CMU transcript for a specific CMU course number is determined on a case-by-case basis by the College of Engineering's Office of Undergraduate Studies.
How many courses can I transfer from other schools?
There is currently no restriction on the number of courses that you may transfer from other universities. There is, however, a residency requirement which states that you must complete at least 180 units of coursework at Carnegie Mellon.
From what other schools will Carnegie Mellon accept transfer courses?
There is no master list of acceptable universities from which Carnegie Mellon will accept transfer credit. Course content, rather than the specific institution, is considered important when transferring credit. The grade that will be required to attain in the class, however, will be set by the Office of Undergraduate Studies depending on whether the school is a two-year or a four-year institution.