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Conditional Enrollment Information


We occasionally admit students to the program with condition(s) placed on their enrollment. These students must fulfill the condition(s) prior to enrollment in the program.

What to do if you have a Condition(s) of Enrollment in your Admission Letter
  1. Read the details of the condition below
  2. Contact the admissions office for questions/clarification hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu
  3. Provide the Admissions Office appropriate proof of meeting the condition prior to your first class
Typical Conditions of Enrollment:

Database course - This condition requires that you take a course at an accredited university for both credit and a grade of 'B' or better. The course should cover relational database design and an introduction to database programming. The course must be completed prior to the start of your Heinz College program. In addition, you must request the official transcript be sent to Heinz College directly from the University where you took the course. Here are a few suggested courses that meet our requirements. If you would prefer a course not listed, you must contact the admissions office to verify that the course meets our standards. hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu

Final Transcript: If you applied to Heinz prior to graduating with your bachelor's degree (while still enrolled in your undergraduate program), you must submit your Final Official Transcript before the start of classes. If you earned your bachelor's degree from a University outside of the United States, you do not need to have this final transcript verified by an evaluation service. We will accept a Final Official Transcript from the University.

  • What is an Official Final Transcript?  This is a document sent in a sealed and stamped envelope or sent via electronic delivery directly from your undergraduate college or university that includes: 1. The name of the degree earned,  2.The date of graduation and 3. Your final semester grades. (This is not your diploma)

Pre-calculus Algebra - Your enrollment at Heinz is conditional upon your successful completion of an Intermediate College Algebra or Advanced College Algebra course at an accredited university for both credit and a grade of 'B' or better. You may already be enrolled in such a course. If not, please register to take this course at an accredited university. The course must be completed prior to the start of your Heinz College program. In addition, you must request the official transcript be sent to Heinz College directly from the University where you took the course. For any course you are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in, you must contact the admissions office to verify that the course meets our standards. hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu

Programming course -  This condition requires that you take a course at an accredited university for both credit and a grade of 'B' or better. The course must be completed prior to the start of your Heinz College program. In addition, you must request the official transcript be sent to Heinz College directly from the University where you took the course. Here are a few suggested courses that meet our requirements.  If you would prefer a course not listed, you must contact the admissions office to verify that the course meets our standards. hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu

Quantitative Skills Summer Program (QSSP) - Your enrollment is conditional on your successful completion of the Quantitative Skills Summer Program (QSSP) which is offered online (remote delivery) by the Heinz College prior to the beginning of your first semester. In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a grade of 'B' or better (80+%) in each of the QSSP courses. QSSP will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020 and will finish on Friday, August 7, 2020. Classes will be held 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) each day (including a 30 minute break in between classes). Instructors will host office hours from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and the TA's will hold their office hours 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

Students are expected to attend each class during the program. Click here for more information about QSSP. Are you concerned about this requirement? Please contact our admissions office to discuss your concerns. We are happy to help. hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu

Statistics - Your enrollment at Heinz is conditional upon your successful completion of an introductory Statistics course. 

Heinz College is offering an online Statistics course free of charge to our incoming students in the Fall 2020 start date. Classes will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, August 7, 2020 (3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) each day). The instructor will host office hours from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM and the TA's will hold their office hours 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM.In order to satisy the admission requirement, students must earn a grade of 'B' or better in this class. To register for this class: please send an email to David Eber (deber@cmu.edu) with your full name, Andrew ID, and date of birth.

Student can opt to complete an approved Statistics course at another accredited university for both credit and a grade of 'B' or better. You may already be enrolled in such a course. If not, please register to take an introductory Statistics course at an accredited university. Please note that the course must be completed prior to the start of your Heinz College program. In addition, you must request the official transcript be sent to Heinz College directly from the University where you took the course. For any course your are currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in, you must contact the admissions office to verify that the course meets our standards. hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu

Other conditions not listed above – You may have a condition included in your letter of admission that is not listed above. If you have any questions about such a condition, please contact the Office of Admission or your academic advisor.