Applying to CMU - confused?

<p>I'm applying RD to CMU and I'm kind of confused... The application lets you choose multiple colleges that you're interested in and then you can rank them - and it says in the instructions that some applicants might be granted admission to all the colleges to which they apply. So does that mean you can be a part of two colleges at CMU, or do you eventually have to choose one anyway? </p>

<p>Like I'm planning to do Economics at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences - but I'm contemplating putting Tepper as my second choice. But what I'm worried about is if it will it diminish my chances at H&SS if I do that? Is it worth saying that I'm interested in two colleges - even though one appeals particularly to me? Will I even be considered at Tepper if I put it as my second choice considering the low admissions rate anyway?</p>

<p>Thanks so much! :)</p>

<p>Nope, it won't diminish chances, unless you weaken your essay to describe your other choices.</p>

<p>HSS has a very high acceptance rate. Tepper does not.</p>

<p>In fact many Tepper applicants applied to HSS as their safety.</p>

<p>If you get into to a few schools, when you place your deposit you need to select one and that becomes your home school as a freshman. You can declare a double major or minor later.</p>

<p>I applied to SCS, ECE and MCS (math) --was accepted to all three. Selected SCS and then after taking another ECE class spring in my freshman year (I took 18100 in PreC) I knew I wasn't really interested in ECE afterall. I'm now a double major in CS and Math. Well if I last that long-- my gpa is 3.1 and it's likely going to get harder not easier with algo and operating systems on the horizon. I'm also taking graph theory this spring. Then I'll know if I will be a math major or just a minor. I could probably work harder if I had another 5 hours a day.</p>

<p>So yeah-- just make sure your essay is clear about your interest in economic application and it will make sense. I made sure my essay spoke about a double major and the joint research interests.</p>