Applying to CMC

Components of the Application

  1. Common Application: Please submit online.
  2. Writing Supplement Please submit online with your application.
  3. School Report/Counselor Recommendation: Please have your school counselor complete this form and send it to CMC.
  4. Transcript: Please have your counselor submit an official high school transcript reflecting work completed through your junior year.
  5. Mid-Year Report: Your school's college counselor should also complete this form, however, it should not be submitted until your seventh semester or tenth trimester grades are available.
  6. Two Teacher Evaluations: These forms should be completed and submitted by teachers who have instructed you in solid academic areas (English, mathematics, language, science or social sciences). Additional recommendations may be submitted if you wish.
  7. You must submit either SAT or ACT scores. Only official test reports from the appropriate testing agency will be accepted. If submitting the ACT, please also submit the ACT Writing Test. CMC considers your highest test results, no matter which test you take. For more information click here.
    • A NOTE ON SUPERSCORING: The Admission Committee will consider your best scores from individual sections of the test to give you the highest combined SAT score. We will also take the highest score from the individual subsections of the ACT to give you the highest ACT Composite score.
  8. SAT Subject Tests are not required for admission to CMC. However, homeschooled students are required to submit scores from two subject tests. One must be from math and one of their choice.
  9. Interviews are an optional part of the admission process. Interviews may be conducted on campus or with an alumni interviewer. All homeschooled applicants are required to interview.
  10. Application Fee: Claremont McKenna requires a $60.00 processing fee to be submitted at the time of application.

Application Check List

To assist you as you complete your CMC application, we have created a helpful check list. Download and print this check list, place it in a visible spot near your desk, and check things off as you finish them.