Applications for the Additional Major in Interdisciplinary HCI are processed once a year in the spring.
An information session for prospective students interested in applying to the undergraduate HCI programs is held in advance of the application window. The Spring 2021 Undergraduate Information Session was held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5pm EST. Here is the handout (pdf) from the Spring 2020 session.
Spring 2021 applications for the Additional Major in Interdisciplinary HCI will be accepted between March 10 and 24, 2021. During this time period, you will be able to submit your application to our program manager.
Admissions decisions are made by a committee and will be announced before the fall registration week in April. Once decisions are announced, we will hold another information session to help our newly admitted students with their fall registration. The Spring 2021 Fall Registration Info Session will be announced in the coming weeks.
Decisions are based on QPA, mid-semester QPA, the number of slots available, the statement of purpose, the feasibility of completing the major, the proposed schedule, and the discretion of the committee.
Enrollment in the HCII's undergraduate Additional Major in Interdisciplinary HCI is currently limited to approximately 35 students in each graduating class due to space limitations in the major’s required courses. Admissions statistics depend on the applicant pool of that year. Since HCI work involves multi-disciplinary teams that include designers, implementers, evaluators, and those with content expertise, each graduating year will be balanced in background and expertise.
Students in any graduating class can apply to the major. Most admissions come from students who apply in their sophomore year, but juniors can be admitted if they are able to complete all remaining requirements for the major in the semesters they have before graduation.
Note to first-year students: We admit a small number of freshmen each year, provided they have strong grades and a good statement of purpose. We limit freshman admittance because we only have one semester of data about them and they can easily fulfill the major if they are admitted in their sophomore year. This way, we retain slots for students who have not decided to apply for the major in HCI until their sophomore year. If you apply as a freshman but do not get in, please reapply as a sophomore.
If you have any questions, please contact hciibachelors [at] cs.cmu.edu
Students must apply during the spring application window mentioned above, and during that time we will provide a link at the bottom of this page where students can submit their applications.
For those interested in applying, please submit the following materials in a single PDF document. (This PDF will be sent to the HCII Academic Programs Manager (hciibachelors [at] cs.cmu.edu) and you will receive email confirmation of your submission.)
|Sophomore||85-211 and Elective 1||Elective 2|
|Junior||05-320 and Elective 3||Elective 4|
|Senior||05-410 and 05-430||05-571 and 05-650|
We are no longer accepting applications for spring 2021.