In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Admissions and Financial Aid staff is currently working remotely. However, as conditions continue to improve in Los Angeles County, we are hopeful to start offering limited on-campus tours for prospective students starting in June 2021. We anticipate having more information about on-campus visit opportunities available in May.

Our commitment to communicating with you and sharing as much as we are able to about the CMC experience remains steadfast. While we cannot welcome prospective students to campus at this time our main phone lines and email will remain operative during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT). ​Prospective students, stay connected by signing up for our email and mailing list here.

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We also look forward to connecting with you virtually! Please click here for more information about our virtual events for prospective students and families. 

Take care of yourself and everyone around you.

CMC extends SAT, ACT test-optional policy for Fall 2022 applicants

The CMC Office of Admission is pleased to announce that our interim test-optional policy has been extended for the Fall 2022 application cycle. As a result, students will not be required to submit SAT and/or ACT scores for admission.

The College’s initial policy was instituted last April in response to the pandemic causing widespread cancellations and uncertainty at national testing sites. While health and safety conditions are slowly improving thanks to vaccine distribution, we know there’s a long road ahead before “a return to normal” becomes the reality.

As you all have experienced, the epic disruptions for high school students—and schools, at large—have only added to already stressful college searches. Since students continue to reckon with ACT and SAT challenges regarding cancellations, limitations, and high-risk in-person factors, CMC strongly supports this extension to best serve everyone involved.

In place of testing, our Office of Admission will continue to rely on the high school profile, strength of curriculum, and student academic performance as key evaluators. The College’s holistic review process also allows for admission officers to evaluate applicants individually based on accomplishments, impact, and leadership within the context of their environment. While the SAT or ACT will not be required for applicants, students who have scores on file may still choose to submit them.

CMC will continue to require an English language proficiency test for applicants whose native language is not English or whose primary language of instruction in high school has not been English.


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