Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs!

You are required to complete the following steps to finalize your enrollment.

Admitted students will have seven days to submit their enrollment reply form and pay their deposit*, which will secure their spot in the program. 

*Students admitted into AI Scholars, Computer Science Scholars, EDG:E, and Summer Academy for Math and Science do not pay a deposit.

Approximately one week after the enrollment reply form/deposit (if applicable) have been received, you will receive an email entitled “Action Required: Your Andrew userID Has Been Created” from The email will provide instructions on how to receive your Andrew userID, set a password, and enroll in two-factor authentication (2fa) with DUO, Carnegie Mellon’s multi-factor authentication service provider. Please be sure to check your spam folder, in the event the email does not appear in your inbox.

After you create your password and enroll in 2fa, you will have access to the Student Information Online (SIO) where you will be able to verify biographical information and pay any remaining balance (if applicable).

Under the My Info tab on SIO, verify that the Permanent Address, Personal Email, and Mobile Phone information is correct. Additionally, ensure that the information is the student’s rather than that of the parent or guardian. This information is used for our emergency alert system, so it is imperative for the information to be that of the student.

Log-in to SIO in order to pay your account balance. Verify the full program costs (Note: Your paid deposit should be deducted from the program cost). We recommend making this payment through SIO. Navigate to the Finances tab and link a bank account to make payments. Additional payment options information may be found on the Billing site.  If you do not submit your balance in full by May 5, your enrollment will be canceled.

Several days after creating your Andrew password, you will receive an email entitled “[CMU Pre-College] Enrolling in the Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs” from The email provides instructions on how to access the enrollment portal. Please check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

Preliminary enrollment paperwork will be due two weeks after we receive your Enrollment Reply Form and your enrollment deposit (if applicable). You will receive an email with a link to your preliminary enrollment paperwork found in your enrollment portal after your Pre-College student record has been fully processed. Preliminary enrollment paperwork includes: 

• Parent/Guardian Contact Information
• Emergency Contacts
• Student Life Information
• Medical Treatment Authorization and Information
• General Release
• Policies/Code of Conduct
• Student Handbook

The deadline for any remaining enrollment materials is May 5.

Visit ID Card Services for instructions. Your ID Card will be used to access your housing, dining, bus transit, Arts Pass, and other campus resources.

Check your CMU email regularly for official university messages and updates from your instructors. We will not communicate with you using your personal email account. You can read your CMU email using a browser or an app on your mobile device.

Important Dates:

International Students Move-In Day: Thursday, June 29, 2023
Early Arrival Move-In Day: Friday, June 30, 2023
Opening Day/Regular Move-In Day: Saturday, July 1, 2023
Orientation Day: Sunday, July 2, 2023
First Day of Classes:

No classes on July 4th (students will participate in Pre-College programming).
Monday, July 3, 2023
End of 3-week Programs: Classes End  - Friday, July 21, 2023

Residential Move-Out - Saturday, July 22, 2023
End of 4-week Programs: Classes End - Friday, July 28, 2023

Residential Move-Out - Saturday, July 29, 2023
End of 5-week Programs: Classes End - Friday, August 4, 2023

Residential Move-Out - Saturday, August 5, 2023
End of 6-week Programs: Classes End - Friday, August 11, 2023

Closing Day/Residential Move-Out - Saturday, August 12, 2023