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Before You Arrive

Below are the key tasks to be completed prior to your arrival on campus

Set up Andrew userID
Submit by: ASAP
Your userID is your login name for all CMU online computing services including email. Check your Andrew Email regularly throughout the summer to receive important information from Carnegie Mellon.


Update Student Information Online (SIO) 
Submit by: ASAP
SIO serves as your student profile and should be kept up to date, you can also access your transcript, register for classes and manage finances from this site.

Mandatory English Placement Test for Nonnative English Speakers
All nonnative English speakers are required to take an online writing placement test before the start of classes
Submit by: ASAP

Optional Calculus Assessment
 Submit by: ASAP
Who is eligible, general information, and registration form

International Students Requirements and Orientation 
Housing Application and Agreement
Submit by: May 31
Choose your first-year housing area! All first-years are required to be in campus housing.
Dining Plan Selection and Agreement
Submit by: May 31
Choose the meal plan that suits you. All first-years are required to be on a campus meal plan. There is an adjustment period at the beginning of the year to change your meal plan accordingly.
Special Housing Needs Form
Submit by: 72 Hours after submission of Housing Application
If you require any special accomodations please submit this form directly after your Housing Application and Agreement.
Special Dining Needs form
Submit by: 72 Hours after submission of Dining Application
If your have any dietary restrictions please submit this form direction after your Dining Plan Selection and Agreement.
Health Forms and Immunization Requirements
Submit by: May 31
Carnegie Mellon has Immunization Requirements that must be met by all students. Any immunizations that have not been administered prior to your arrival on campus
Voluntary Disclosure of Disability Form
Submit by: May 31
Carnegie Mellon has a number of facilities and services to accomodate students with unique circumstances. Contact Lawrence Powell or Megan Worbs for further information.
Parents Information Form
Submit by:  June 1
This form will be completed with information about your parent or guardian for Carnegie Mellon's internal records
Plaid Ca$h
Submit by:  June 20
Plaid Ca$h is a cash balance associated with your Student ID Card that can be used for various campus services. Plaid Ca$h is separate from the DineXtra Dollars associated with your meal plan.
Final Grade Report
Submit by:  July 1
You must submit a copy of your final transcript including final grades for Senior year.
Academic Registration
Submit by: VARIED 
The date and procedure for course enrollment will vary by college. You should receive communications to your Andrew Email from your college with details regarding your registration process.

College Credit Assessment
Submit by:  July 1
Certain college courses or AP classes with accompanying examination may grant students credit at Carnegie Mellon. These requests must be submitted to individual colleges for assessment and will be granted on an individual basis.
ID Card Photo Submission
Submit by:  July 31
This photo will appear on your Student ID card. If you do not submit a photo, you may take a photo when you arrive on campus however you cannot move in to campus housing until you have done so.
Prepare Your Computer for Campus
Submit by: August 13
Carnegie Mellon has certain security requirements that students' computers must meet to be granted access to the CMU network. Please be sure all systems are up to date. Carnegie Mellon is able to support all operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.)
Enroll in Online Banking 
Submit by:  August 15
You may link a Bank Account to your SIO profile to facilitate tuition payments online.
Tuition Payment
Submit by: August 15
Any remaining tuition balance to be paid will be invoiced through SIO. Authorize your parent or guardian to view your student account information and invoices via My Plaid Student
Spirituality Preference Form
Submit by: August 15
Indicate any affiliation or preference you may have on the following survey
Health Insurance Enrollment Form
Submit by: September 5
Carnegie Mellon requires all students to be covered by health insurance. You may either subscribe to insurance through the University or submit a waiver to indicate independent coverage.
Configure your Email client for Google, including all mobile devices
Submit by: August 18 

The Word/ Student Handbook
Please bookmark the site for the student handbook which contains specific information and linked resources designed to provide you with the tools, guidance and insights to help you achieve your full potential as a member of the Carnegie Mellon community