How heavy is the workload of Carnegie Mellon compared to a typical high school?

By Maxine Seya

How heavy is the workload of Carnegie Mellon compared to a typical high school?

– Liam

Liam submitted this question in response to the Carnegie Mellon interview question call. Although this question wasn’t selected for the interview, the admissions director gave us some insight into the coursework and rigor at Carnegie Mellon.

Deborah explained to SocratesPost:

Carnegie Mellon is a very difficult institution. I can guarantee that if you call a student in each of the different colleges, one of the first things they would say about Carnegie Mellon is that it’s hard. It’s very rigorous…A student who doesn’t have the strongest calculus background that they can get and consciously chose not to continue with that is going to be a concern for me, because calculus is pretty much the minimum that you have to have to be even admitted to the institution.

Maxine Seya
Maxine Seya is a former investigative journalist, college consultant, and admissions interviewer. She studied at Peking University (Beijing, China) and Université Paul-Valéry (Montpellier, France) and investigated for CNN and Huffington Post before graduating from Northwestern University. She founded SocratesPost to share the human stories behind the admission gates and offer parents clarity as they help their teens with college.

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