Application Checklist

​​Prospective international students should apply at least four months before the semester in which they wish to enroll. This allows us enough time to receive and consider all the materials that are part of your application. To help you, we have created an application checklist for students and parents to follow. Download the application checklist or see the steps below. 


 Thouroughly complete and submit your online application

  • Pay online when you apply or mail in the application fee.

 Have your official transcripts sent to CMU 

  • Transcripts of all the secondary and post secondary schools you have attended must include official English translations. Official transcripts must be sent directly by your school or university to the Office of International Affairs at CMU.
  • If you wish to transfer courses taken at universities or colleges outside of the U.S. you also are required to have your credits evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credit Evaluators (ECE).

 Submit proof of your proficiency in the English Language

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Regular admission requires a score at or above 79 ibt, 213 cbt, 550 pbt
  • Dual admission requires scores between 61-78 ibt, 173-210 cbt, 500-547 pbt

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Regular admission requires a score at or above 6.5
  • Dual admission requries a minimum score of 5.0
    If you have not take an English competency test or your score falls below the requirement for regular admission, you may apply to the undergraduate Bridge Program or to the English Language Institute (ELI). You will be required to take the ELI placement test during arrival week.

 Submit your financial statement

  • Complete the financial support form and attach an original bank statement that is less than 12 months old. If you have been awarded a scholarship from your government or another institution, include an original document confirming the value of the scholarship and its conditions. Financial support must be demonstrated for a nine-month period as indicated on the cost information sheet.

    A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available to international undergraduate students; however, financial aid in the form of loans or other grants are not available from CMU for international undergraduate students.

    The I-20 or DS-2019 (Visa eligibility form) will not be issued until the Office of International Affairs receives the required financial support information.