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Are you ready to join our community of big thinkers striving for the betterment of humankind?

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We can't wait to review your application and learn more about you. We know that applying to college takes time and effort, so be assured that we appreciate that effort and will give your application the careful consideration required to gather a community of all kinds — those who are brilliant and curious, quirky and questioning, creative and collaborative.

Carnegie Mellon is where the best minds come together to discover unique and beautiful solutions.

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Application Process

Carnegie Mellon uses the Common Application exclusively, and all applications must be submitted online.

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Before You Apply


Please review our application plans and deadlines and our admission requirements.

  • Applicants to the Schools within the College of Fine Arts should also review our Fine Arts Admission information.
  • Please note that the Schools of Drama and Music have an earlier Regular Decision application deadline of December 1.
  • You must be at least 13 years old when you submit your application.
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After You've Applied


Within one to five business days of submitting your Common Application, the Office of Admission will send you an email notifying you that we've received your application.

You can then visit your Where Am I in the Process? portal to track admission and financial aid documents that we’ve received from or sent to you.

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Do you have additional questions? We’re here to help! Please contact the Office of Admission via email, phone or chat during normal business hours, and our admission staff will be happy to assist you.