Carnegie Mellon University

Transferring In

Students exploring the possibility of transferring to Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences should familiarize themselves with the various majors and minors offered in Dietrich as well as the general education requirements. Students must have taken, or currently be taking, courses that will count towards major requirements before applying. Once a student has identified a small number of possible majors, she/he is required to meet with each major's advisor to learn more of what is expected.

Students seeking to transfer to Dietrich will be evaluated based on their overall and term QPA, individual course grades, exposure to intended major, and overall interest and fit with Dietrich College. Students can submit an application for transfer at any time. However, first semester freshman will only be considered after final grades are recorded in the fall semester.

Instructions

1) Complete the Application for Transfer into Dietrich College [.pdf].

2) Gather all additional materials: an academic audit and copies of any coursework completed outside of CMU (transcripts, course descriptions and syllabi, if available).

3) Submit your application to the Academic Advisory Center (AAC) located in Baker Hall, A57.  You will schedule an admission interview with an Advisory Center staff member at that time.

**Students interested in the information systems major have a slightly different process.

1) Complete the Application for Transfer into Dietrich College [.pdf] and the Dietrich College Information Systems Application [.pdf].

2) Gather materials: completed applications, academic audit, and copies of any coursework completed outside of CMU.

3) Submit your application to Gary DiLisio, Senior Academic Advisor located in BPH 222B and schedule your interview with him.

Students who are attending a non-CMU college or university and would like to transfer to Carnegie Mellon are considered external transfer applicants. These individuals will have their candidacy evaluated by the university's Office of Admission.  CMU admits transfer students into Dietrich College in both the fall and spring terms.

*Please note that a candidate for the bachelor's degree at Carnegie Mellon University must complete a minimum of four semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent of part-time study, comprising at least 180 units of coursework at CMU.  If a degree has already been obtained at another institution, courses that count toward that degree may not be used again as transfer credit toward a CMU undergraduate degree.

For any questions regarding the external transfer application process for Dietrich College, please contact Nicholas Hinkle, the Senior Assistant Director of the Office of Admission.  For questions concerning Dietrich College majors, contact the Dietrich College Academic Advisory Center.

Carnegie Mellon University employees who want to use their tuition remission benefits toward a CMU undergraduate degree are welcome to apply through the Office Admission to become a degree candidate.  Should an employee have any questions regarding the external transfer application process for Dietrich College, please contact Nicholas Hinkle, the Senior Assistant Director of the Office of Admission.  For questions concerning Dietrich College majors, contact the Dietrich College Academic Advisory Center.

A visiting/non-degree student attends classes at CMU, but is not admitted into a specific program.  Students interested in taking courses at CMU, but not earning a degree can learn more by reading the Visiting/Non-Degree Student Guide [.pdf].