Anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for undergrad interviews? Anything we should expect? What kinds of questions will you ask?

Interviews with admission counselors are just as much for prospective students as they are for the office. We’ll often ask questions about your high school experience, your extracurriculars, and why you would want to attend Carnegie Mellon. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask us questions and get to know more about how Carnegie Mellon could be the perfect fit for you! 

Anonymous asked:

What are the changes of a student getting a full time scholarship ? Will that be possible to obtain? How do you decide how much scholarship money you give to most students ?

We offer need-based financial aid, so it really depends on the student and their FAFSA and CSS Profile. You can take a look at what scholarships undergraduates are eligible for here

Best of Prime Time

Set your DVRs and make sure to catch your favorite Carnegie Mellon alums who will be popping up on the small screen this Fall! 

Among the newest faces to the small screen is Tony Award®-winning actress Patina Miller (A’06) who will be joined by Geoffrey Arend and Corey Cott (A’12) on the set of “Madam Secretary.”

The drama follows female Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord (Tea Leoni) as she tries to balance her personal and professional life.

Several actors were part of two movies being produced as part of the Starz reality show “The Chair,” where two directors used the same script to come up with wildly different movies. Zachary Quinto (A’99), Corey Moosa (A’00) and Neal Dodson (A’00) are among the producers on the show.

CMU’s veteran actors and newcomers will appear on a number of shows this fall as cast members and featured guests. Be sure not to miss the following:

  • Dan Amboyer (A’06), “Unforgettable,” CBS
  • Matt Bomer (A’00), “White Collar,” USA Network
  • Christian Borle (A’95), “Masters of Sex,” Showtime
  • Ted Danson (A’72), “CSI,” CBS
  • Seamus Dever (A’98), “Castle,” ABC
  • Chris Douglass (A’14), “Not Cool” (The Chair), Starz
  • Paloma Guzman (A’06), “White Collar,” USA Network
  • Ian Harding (A’09), “Pretty Little Liars,” ABC Family
  • Annie Heise (A’12), “Legit,” FX (Heise will also star in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie called “Vow of Violence.”)
  • Antwayn Hopper (A’07), “The Knick,” Cinemax
  • Rachel Keller (A’14), “Holidaysburg” (The Chair), Starz
  • Gabriel Macht (A’94), “Suits,” USA Network
  • Rebecca Metz (A’96), “Shameless,” Showtime
  • Katy Mixon (A’03), “Mike and Molly,” CBS
  • Claire Morgan (A’84), “Holidaysburg” (The Chair), Starz
  • Rory O’Malley (A’03), “Partners,” FX
  • Ross Philips (A’10), “Hart of Dixie,” CW and “Misdirected,” web series
  • Pablo Schreiber (A’00), “The Brink,” HBO
  • Aaron Staton (A’04), “Mad Men,” AMC
  • Tamara Tunie (A’81), “Law and Order: SVU,” NBC
  • Michelle Veintimilla (A’14), “Not Cool” (The Chair), Starz
  • Ming-Na Wen (A’86), “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ABC

Anonymous asked:

what do you think of the IB curriculum? Do you recognize it's rigor? Will it help if the applicant took 4 HL courses and 2 Standard level courses and did well in them? Do you look at the overall grade or each individual grade? I did not do as well for 1 course, and my grade for that course has to been very good (I am still adjusting), but I hope to boost my marks this year! Thank you so much for answering my questions! :)

We certainly recognize the rigor of IB coursework. We recommend that students challenge themselves and certainly taking HL coursework is looked at positively, and we hope that while challenging yourself, that you also maintain strong grades. We focus primarily on coursework and grades from 10th through 12th grade.

Anonymous asked:

what would you considered to be a high gpa? Do you accept dual enrollment classes ?

GPAs really depend on which college you are applying to, but you can find averages of each college on here

We evaluate college courses for potential credit here at Carnegie Mellon (see this page) but if the class you took already counted towards your high school credits or diploma, then you can’t also get credit for it from us.

cmublog:

Pictured are: #CMU College of Engineering Dean James H. Garrett Jr., Professor Manuela Veloso, Professor Marlene Behrmann, CMU President Subra Suresh, Eberly Center Director Marsha Lovett, Executive Editor of Nature Nick Campbell and Professor Justine Cassell at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China. Campbell moderated an IdeasLab session where CMU faculty discussed how big data is transforming the way people live, work and learn. #CarnegieMellon #wef

cmublog:

Pictured are: #CMU College of Engineering Dean James H. Garrett Jr., Professor Manuela Veloso, Professor Marlene Behrmann, CMU President Subra Suresh, Eberly Center Director Marsha Lovett, Executive Editor of Nature Nick Campbell and Professor Justine Cassell at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China. Campbell moderated an IdeasLab session where CMU faculty discussed how big data is transforming the way people live, work and learn. #CarnegieMellon #wef