Carnegie Mellon University

Attention: Round 4 Deadline Approaching

September 28, 2018

Round One Application Deadline is Quickly Approaching!

I can hardly believe it as I type the title of this post! Summer seems to have gone by too quickly, but I do love the anticipation of newly submitted applications and the sounds of our team interviewing and meeting prospective students. I just wrote to you about our Tepper Quad Grand Opening, something else that created lots of excitement around here. As we continue to settle into the Tepper School’s new home, I want to also share some information regarding round one.

If you are planning to submit your application by Oct. 3 for the round one deadline, make sure you’ve done a few things:

  • Read the application instructions. This is a comprehensive list of everything we need from you in order to ensure your application is complete and the Admissions committee can begin their review. We try and be as thorough as we can because we know every school is different. Take a few minutes to read through these. You won’t be sorry.
  • Make sure your recommender knows the application deadline. Too often, I see applications that can’t be forwarded for review because the recommender hasn’t yet submitted. Let your recommender know to circle Oct. 3 on her/his calendar in red pen. (Or, put it in the phone because who knows if anyone even keeps written calendars anymore!)
  • Proofread, proofread, proofread. You’ve got your transcripts ready to upload, your GMAT score has been sent to us and your recommender is ready to submit – now, make sure you’ve proofread your essay (we only require one!) and your career goals. You want to put your best, most proofread foot forward.

Shortly after the application deadline, we will begin the first of several waves of interview invitations. Don’t sweat it if you aren’t among those who receive an early invitation. We send interview invitations all the way until a few days prior to the decision notification date. Try and be patient and keep checking your email (even the junk mail folder).

Good luck with your application!

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