If you are having technical issues with the application, please contact the Heinz College Office of Admissions.
What is my current application status?
You can find the latest, most up-to-date information on your application status via your online portal.
Can I apply to two different programs or two different tracks within the same program?
Contact the Office of Admissionsbefore starting a second application for CMU's Heinz College and/or CMU Australia in the same year. Our admissions process tends to favor students who have clear goals for their graduate study. Submitting more than one application in the same year may serve to reduce the strength of both applications.
If you are interested in more than one program of study, we encourage you to apply to your first choice program (or pathway). In your application, you may mention alternate programs/pathways that interest you in an optional essay. Note: if an applicant is not admitted to the program/pathway to which they applied, they may automatically be considered for alternate programs/pathways that are a better fit at the Heinz College and CMU Australia - even if the applicant did not mention alternate interests in the optional essay.
Can you review my application if some of my materials arrive late?
We will not be able to review your application until all materials are received and processed. Please be sure to submit all required materials as described in the online application instructions.
Yes – you may update your recommender(s) using the “Recommenders” page of the online application for any recommender to exclude any recommender and add someone else in their place.
If you you have already submitted your online application, you may re-notify any of your recommenders by logging into your application status page. Follow the instructions just below your checklist to resend notification emails to your recommenders - you can also exclude recommenders from this page. Note that if you exclude any recommenders, they will not be counted towards the requirement of having at least 2 recommendations submitted in support of your application.
If the recommender has concerns about what they submitted, please ask that person to contact the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
You will find a majority the answers to your transcript-related questions on the Transcripts page. Below are some additional, frequently asked questions.
My institution provides English-version copies of my transcript. Do I still need to go through a transcript verification service?
We require that all international academic documents be verified by a transcript verification service. The verification not only provides courses in English and grades on the U.S. scale, but it also provides services to our committee members should they have questions regarding the transcript.
Will you accept an evaluation report from XYZ Corporation?
If you find another transcript evaluation service that you would prefer to use, please ensure it provides all stated requirements:
Accredited evaluation agency
Office in the United States
Customer service contact phone number our Admissions Committee may call