Carnegie Mellon University

International Application & Admission Process

International student applicants follow all the requirements and procedures for EST&P admission as U.S. citizens. Complete information on the process of applying is available on the EST&P admissions webpage.

All applicants must complete and submit their application by the posted deadlines.

  • If you believe you should be exempt from the English language certification requirement, you must make a formal request to the EST&P admissions committee for exemption from the TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo English Test requirement. This is done by sending an email to and outlining your unique circumstances. Should you choose not to take the test without getting prior approval from the EST&P because you believe you are exempt, your application may not be reviewed by the admissions committee.
  • For TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo English Test delivery instructions, as well as recommended and minimum scores, see FAQ #5 & #13.