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  • Is Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar your #1 choice for future studies?
  • Are you a previous participant of an outreach program at CMU-Q?
  • Would you like to learn your application decision four months early on December 15 (instead of April 15, 2018)?

If your answer to all of the above questions is yes, we have some great news for you!

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is pleased to announce the “Early Decision Admission Round” for August 2018 entry.  Previous participants of CMU-Q outreach programs have been granted the unique privilege of being the only students eligible for Early Decision in the August 2018 admission cycle.  Examples of CMU-Q outreach programs include the Summer College Preview Program, CS Winter Institute, Botball, Mindcraft, Tajer, Ibtikar, and Biotechnology Explorer Program.

Are you eligible to apply Early Decision?

Applying for the early decision round is a binding decision (i.e. if admitted, you are committed to enroll).

To understand the process, conditions, and eligibility requirements of Early Decision, please review the Early Decision Summary Sheet.

Application Process for Early Decision (Nov 1, 2017 Deadline)

To apply Early Decision, submit all application requirements along with an Early Decision application in the Common App by November 1, 2017.  In addition, applicants are required to sign the Early Decision Agreement inside the Common App and sign the Early Decision Eligibility Agreement Form from our website.   CMU Qatar’s Eligibility Agreement form should be hand-delivered to the university Admission Office by the applicant.

For more information, review the Early Decision Summary Sheet, then please contact us at:

CMU Qatar Office of Admission
 | tel: +974 4454-8500


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