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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 and achieve a grade of B or better in the course. 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 sealed and stamped envelope containing a document from your 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)  Caution!  You are not able to attend classes until your final official transcript is on file.

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 with 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.

Programming course -  This condition requires that you take a course at an accredited university and achieve a grade of B or better in the course. 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 held at 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 16, 2018 and will finish on Friday, August 10, 2018. Classes meet Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Students are expected to attend each class during the program. The INFO BLOCK to the right ---> gives additional details regarding 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 at an accredited university with the 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.

Quantitative Methods course  Prior to taking classes, all students admitted to the MPM program must successfully complete the Heinz College online Quantitative Methods course, and pass an in-person exam with a B or better. The course will provide, and the exam will cover topics in Advanced Algebra, Probability and Statistics in a self-paced, 6 module format. The time needed to complete the online course will depend upon one’s level of experience with the concepts covered. Estimated time of completion will range from 1 – 4 hours per module. Admitted students with significant quantitative experience may choose to test out of the course. Information will be provided by and communicated to you by your program office (including when and how to access the course materials and the upcoming exam dates).

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.