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!
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.
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
Organized Group Tours
Organized group tours are designed for and cater to all high school groups (charter, public, and private) and community-based organizations (i.e. those working closely with first-generation college going students). These group tours are intended for groups of 10 or more students. If the size of your group is below this number, please have your students register for our regularly scheduled campus tours at connect.cmc.edu/visit. Led by an undergraduate tour guide, visiting students will walk away with a firsthand look at the academic, pre-professional and extracurricular opportunities available to them at CMC.
For more information about scheduling a group tour at the other Claremont undergraduate colleges, please click here.
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. In addition, you can check online at connect.cmc.edu/oci to see if an admission officer will be conducting interviews in your area. Check back often as these interview appointments are added throughout the fall.
International Freshman Off-Campus Interviews
Claremont McKenna College has partnered with several companies to offer international applicants the opportunity to submit an unscripted, unbiased, and taped interview as a part of the application process. We encourage all international students to participate in an interview. Please see the links below for more information about submitting an 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.
Overnight Program for Prospective Students
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 visits are extremely limited. If you do not see any spots open in the calendar this means we have reached capacity.
- Overnight accommodations are only for high school seniors or 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.
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.