Click on "Update Profile" to view the email address on file.
If you would like to change this email address because this is a school or work account you will no longer have access to, please type your new email address and then click "Update." The system will confirm the email address change, and will send an email confirmation to the new email address. If this email address is correct, click "Close Window." You do not need to take any action.
Heinz College is leading the way in the implementation of Virtual Computer Labs. This means, in part, that we do not have student computer labs in the building. We require all incoming Heinz students to have a laptop computer (that meets the minimum requirements) at the start of class.
Yes, you may receive immunizations prior to having access to the HealthConnect portal. We do not require your health professional to sign CMU forms. You will enter the date(s) you received your immunizations once you have your Andrew ID and access to the HealthConnect portal. *Some immunizations may be administered on Campus. Review the immunizations you will need prior to the start of class.
You will receive an email from IT-HELP (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the Subject: "FirstPass: Setting Your Andrew Account Password." Follow the directions in that email. Expect this email 2 to 4 weeks after you accept the offer of admission. (Note: You must officially accept the offer through your online admission letter in order for your Andrew ID to be created.) If you misplaced or did not receive this email, please email email@example.com and request an "Andrew replacement email."
Please note: you will require your activated Andrew User ID to successfully complete all of the subsequent steps on this checklist.
Health services requires students to complete an online Health History Form and report the date of receiving required immunizations. If you should become ill during your tenure here, the health history information you enter assists us in providing you with appropriate care. You can request religious or medical exemption from immunizations by filling in the appropriate section on the Health History Form. You may receive required immunizations prior to having access to the HealthConnect Portal. Log in to the HealthConnect Portal from the Health Services main page to successfully complete your Health History Form.
Submit your photo for your Student ID+ Card and the Heinz Master's Student Directory. The secure directory is available to Heinz faculty, staff and students only. (You are required to have your Student ID+ Card if you are studying on-campus for Fall 2020)
Be sure to check "YES: I authorize the use of my ID+ photo for optional university departmental photo directories."
You will receive an email when your photo submission is approved.
If you do not receive email confirmation within 5 days, please submit your photo again.
Photo upload Deadlines, ID Pick-Up Dates, and Id pick-up Locations
QSSP students: Upload your photo no later than June 15, 2020.
August start students: Upload your photo no later than July 1, 2020. Additional information regarding ID+ Card pick up for students on campus in Fall 2020 will be shared at a later date. Please check back.
CMU ID+ Card Uses and Benefits
Your ID+ Card will allow you access to public transportation (PAT busses and more) in Pittsburgh, student discounts around the city, Carnegie Mellon libraries, exercise facilities on campus and any CMU sponsored events. This card will also be required to gain access to some university buildings that are secured at night or on weekends.
All full-time students are REQUIRED to carry Health Insurance that meets the minimum insurance criteriaset by the university. The charge for Student Health Insurance will appear on the invoice of the first semester of attendance in the academic cycle unless you have requested and been granted a waiver.
University Health Services (UHS) is asking all incoming Pittsburgh campus students to enable text messaging from UHS, if possible. This will allow UHS to quickly communicate important health information. To enable text messaging from UHS:
For students starting class in August, the Health Insurance plan runs August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021.
The student is REQUIRED to take one of the following actions:
Enroll in your preferred Student Health Insurance plan (single, two person or family) by logging into your SIO account. Once enrollment opens, Mid-July 2020 to Early-September 2020 choose a coverage period for August 1 2020, - July 31, 2021. Once logged into SIO, Under the Campus Life tab select ‘Health Insurance’. Follow the Aetna link. (See below for help in completing the enrollment form.)
Request a waiver from the mandatory Student Health Insurance by completing the waiver form through SIO (Student Information online). *Please note, a waiver is not guaranteed: your current insurance must meet minimum requirements set by the university. If a waiver is granted, you will need to complete the waiver process again for the next insurance enrollment period.
We recommend you complete the online enrollment form or waiver request prior to moving to Pittsburgh, as you may need documentation you may not think to travel with.
Note: If you do not take action by the deadline, you will automatically be charged for the single Student Health Insurance plan. However, you will still need to enroll in the plan in order to receive your Student Health Insurance coverage.
EXCHANGE Students: Exchange students are also required to obtain required health insurance. Please contact the Health Services Office with specific questions you may have.
Students attending QSSP program may elect to enroll (you are not required) in an optional summer health insurance plan. The deadline to enroll is May 31, 2020.
Students who elect to enroll in this optional coverage must still complete the steps listed in the "August Start Students" section above to enroll in their Health Insurance Plan for the standard school year.
Optional summer health coverage is not available through SIO. You must request this insurance by downloading and completing the Hardcopy Pro-rated Enrollment Form for July Only. Click here to find and download the form. Return this form to the Health Services Office as instructed on the form. (Help in completing the form is found below.)
Cost of this insurance will be found on the form and will be billed to your student account.
Completing the enrollment form: The enrollment form requests your address. Please do not enter an international address. If you do not have your Pittsburgh address yet, please enter the following:
University Health Services, 1060 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
The enrollment form also asks for your 9-digit Carnegie Mellon Student Account #. You will likely not know this number. Please write "not known."
All Orientation information is emailed to your "application for admission email address". However, other departments on campus will send email to your University email account (@andrew.cmu.edu). Accessing your University Email
Individuals with documented learning or physical disabilities are assured services and are protected from discrimination.
Faculty and administrators at CMU are committed to your learning and want to provide you with a supportive environment. Please feel comfortable in requesting an accommodation due to a documented learning or physical disability. To arrange services and request accommodations, please follow the steps provided by the Office of Disability Resources. For questions to the guidelines posted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who contact the office ahead are able to arrange accommodations during the summer QSSP Program and Placement Exams as well as the Academic Year.
If you feel your disability will inhibit your ability to participate in any Heinz College Orientation activities, please contact the Heinz Admissions Office at 412-268-2164 or email@example.com.
Tuition bills are sent via email to your University "andrew" email account. You may also view your bill online. Learn more
August Start: Your bill will be available to view on July 1.
**Students attending QSSP who elect to purchase the optional summer health insurance coverage are required to pay the associated fees through their student account prior to paying their full August invoice.
Deadline for August start students: August 15
Deadline for QSSP students: **July 15 OR August 15
This step applies to you if you applied to Heinz before graduating with your bachelor's degree OR if you did not provide an official transcript when you applied.
The transcript that was submitted to our office was not your "Final Official Transcript" because it did not include your date of graduation, name of the degree you earned and/ or was not an official copy of the document. Therefore, the transcript we have on file does not provide official proof that you earned your bachelor’s degree. This is a condition of your admission and you must provide an Official Final Transcript that confirms you have received your bachelor’s degree. Please read the guidelines below very carefully before submitting your Official Final Transcript.
There are requirements that ensure your transcript is “Final” and there are requirements that ensure your transcript is “Official.” You must meet all requirements to satisfy your Final Official Transcript condition.
In order to be a "Final" Transcript the document MUST:
be in English
state the title of your conferred bachelor’s degree (i.e. Bachelor of Science in Political Science)
state the date your bachelor’s degree was conferred
include the titles of all courses taken
list the grades or marks received for each course
PLEASE NOTE: An official copy of your actual Diploma/Certificate should be sent along with the FINAL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT when the name and/ or date of the degree conferred/awarded is NOT specified on your transcript. If you attended a college or university outside of the United States or Australia and already provided Heinz College Admissions with your transcript through a transcript evaluation service (such as WES or ECE), you DO NOT need to use an evaluation service when submitting your Official Final Transcript.
TIMING – Order your Final Official Transcript AFTER your degree has been conferred. Some schools actually confer degrees at a later date. Please DO NOT send Provisional Certificates. Contact your institution to be sure your degree is on your transcript.
In order to be considered an "Official" Transcript the document MUST be:
submitted directly from your college/ university registrar to Heinz College Admissions via email, OR
enclosed in a sealed envelope (unopened) AND signed across the seal by your college/ university registrar.