International Transfer Application Instructions

If you are applying to transfer to CMC from a college or university outside of the United States, you will follow the same application procedures as students applying from colleges and universities within the United States. You can find more information about applying to CMC as a transfer applicant in the Application Instructions for Transfer Applicants section (

Proof of Secondary School Completion

All transfer applicants must submit their official high school transcripts as well as any national exam results (e.g. GSCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.). Official exam scores must be submitted on an official high school transcript or through the testing agency.

Test Scores

CMC requires all applicants to submit SAT with Writing/Essay or ACT with Writing test scores. This requirement is waived for transfer applicants attending an institution that did not require the SAT or ACT for admission.

Students whose native language is not English must also submit official results from the TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam or a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam is required. For the IELTS, a minimum band score of 7.5 is required.

This requirement is waived if English was your primary language of instruction for four years of high school or if your current institution's primary language of instruction is English. If you believe that you qualify for a waiver, please contact us at after you have submitted your application.

All test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. 


If your high school transcripts, score reports, letters of recommendation, or other required application materials are written in a language other than English, you must provide an official English translation. 




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Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8088
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888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711