Admission

Prospective Students Visiting Campus

Please use the links below to plan your campus visit. We have also included information about off-campus interviews with CMC alumni in the event that you are unable to make it to campus. We look forward to meeting you!

Events

General Information

Information Sessions

Given by a member of the admission staff, information sessions provide a solid overview of Claremont McKenna College and its academic programs and social structure. Admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships are also covered in this presentation. For the most up-to-date schedule, please see our online registration system.

  • Available Monday - Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Available Some Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. during the Fall Semester
  • Available All Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. during the month of April
  • From January - March we do not offer information sessions on Wednesdays
  • Information Sessions last 1 hour.

Schedule an Information Session


Campus Tours

Given by a student volunteer, tours generally include residence halls, classrooms, computer labs, dining room facilities, athletic fields and social venues. Students also share their honest perspective on life at the College. The tour includes Claremont McKenna College facilities only. For the most up-to-date schedule, please see our online registration system.

  • Available Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Available Some Saturdays during the Fall Semester and the month of April.
  • Campus Tours last one hour

Schedule a Campus Tour


Organized Group Tours

Thank you for your interest in Claremont McKenna College! We are pleased to offer a 50 minute group tour to rising high school juniors and seniors. Below are the times and days we can accommodate your group request for the Fall of 2014.

Tuesdays: 10:00 am & 1 :00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am & 2:30 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Fridays: 10: 00 am & 2:30 pm

Please submit your request to Yaneli Ruiz including the following information:

School Name or Organization
Date of Tour
Time Preferred
Group size- students & chaperones

We look forward to having you on our campus!

Freshman On-Campus Interviews

Interviews are available to freshman applicants from May of the junior year through mid-December of the senior year. Interviews are not required for admission to Claremont McKenna College. If you live outside of the Southern California area you may schedule an interview with one of our alumni interviewers in your area.

Schedule a Freshman On-Campus Interview

Transfer On-Campus Interviews

Students who plan to enter CMC as a transfer applicant may interview until November 1 for January admission or by April 1 for fall admission.

Schedule a Transfer On-Campus Interview

Alumni Off-Campus Interviews

Please use our alumni interviewer list to contact an alumna/us in your area directly to make arrangements. Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Alumni interviews are only available from September through mid-December of the senior year. Interviews are not required for admission to Claremont McKenna College.

Contact an Alumni Interviewer

Overnight Program

Seniors in high school who plan to apply or have applied are welcome to spend the night on campus. Transfer students who have applied or who are interested in applying to CMC are also welcome to spend a night on campus. This is a terrific opportunity to visit classes, meet students and faculty, and to see if CMC is a good "fit" for you. You might also consider scheduling an interview if space is available. Overnights are only scheduled online. Overnight visits are available Monday through Wednesday night when the College is in session. Prospective students are expected to arrive at the admission office by 4:00 p.m. unless extraordinary circumstances require otherwise.

  • Overnight accommodations are only available for high school seniors and transfer students.
  • You must arrive at the Office of Admission by 4:00 p.m.
  • You must register two (2) weeks in advance.
  • You may only spend one night on campus.

Schedule an Overnight Stay


Class Visits

Prospective students are invited to sit in on one class during their visit to CMC. Students should alert the admission office of their intention to visit the class when they arrive. When you arrive at the Office of Admission you will be able to select a class from the approved list. You should plan to arrive five to ten minutes prior to the class in order to quickly identify yourself to the professor. If an examination or class trip is planned for the intended visit period, prospective students will be asked to leave and choose another class. No online class listings are available to the public.