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Carnegie Mellon Admission Council

Share Your Tartan Pride

The Kiltie Band marching on campus during Homecoming

Talk Tartan with future Carnegie Mellon University students.

As an alumnus, you have an important perspective on what it's like to be a student at Carnegie Mellon. We invite you to share your enthusiasm for all things Tartan by joining the Carnegie Mellon Admission Council (CMAC), a group of volunteer alumni who work to support the Office of Admission's recruitment efforts.


Review the Carnegie Mellon Admission Council (CMAC) Principles of Good Practice (PDF) prior to submitting your membership form.

Complete the CMAC New Member Form to join our efforts for the 2023-2024 admission cycle.

Already a member? Renew or update your membership.

Get Involved

Connect with Admitted Students

CMAC members will be invited to participate in the Office of Admission’s recruitment of admitted students in the month of April. These admitted students are excited to hear more about your Carnegie Mellon experience and what it's really like to be a Tartan. If you choose to connect with admitted students, you'll be assigned a small number of students who'll receive your email address. After they reach out initially, you can continue to correspond via email or set up time to talk via phone or Zoom if both you and the admitted student are willing.


Our office travels to cities across the country throughout the summer and fall to present our information session to families in their local area.

We welcome CMAC members to join us in wlecoming families and answering questions from prospective students at our sessions in your local area. You're also welcome (but not expected) to stay and participate in our Q&A at the end of the session.

If you're interested in attending, we will send information about sessions and the cities we'll be visiting 1-2 months prior to the start of our travels.

Other Opportunities

As the Office of Admission continues to evolve our strategy for recruiting students, we may be in contact about other volunteer opportunities for CMAC members.

Member Resources

As you're talking to prospective students, you may find the following resources helpful. If you're in need of additional resources, please contact our office for more information.


How will I connect with admitted students?

In April, we'll reach out to confirm that you'd like to connect with admitted students. We'll then reach out to our admitted students to see who would like to connect with a Carnegie Mellon alumni.

Based on those responses, we'll assign admitted students to specific CMAC members based on geographic timezones and college affiliations (to the extent possible). You can choose to answer inquiries via email but can also set up a time for a phone or video chat if you and the student are both willing. 

Can I do anything to connect with prospective students in my city?

Yes! We embark on recruitment travel in the summer each year, most commonly in June, September, and October. We hold information sessions on Sunday afternoons and weekday evenings in cities across the country, and we'd love for you to join us to meet prospective students and answer questions about your CMU experience before our sessions.

You're also welcome (but not expected) to stay and observe the hour-long session, and participate in our Q&A at the end.

Do I need to renew my membership each year?

We recommend that you renew your membership each year to ensure we have your up-to-date contact information. Membership information is generally considered current June through May of the following year.

What if I can no longer participate in CMAC?

We understand that professional and personal commitments shift over time. If you're no longer able to participate with CMAC, you can cancel your membership.