First year applicants are offered the opportunity to meet and be interviewed by a Claremont McKenna alumnus between September 1 and December 13. Interviews are available to students living outside Southern California and who may not have access to on-campus interviews. These interviews, while highly recommended, are not required for admission to CMC. Please contact the alumnus directly to set up your interview. You may be interviewed only once.
Interviews for CMC are evaluative and are a part of your application. Interviews give us a chance to learn more about you. Likewise, through the interview, you will have the opportunity to learn more about CMC in a one-on-one setting. Although some students choose to dress more formally for an interview, casual or business casual attire is also appropriate. Interviews typically last 30 to 45 minutes.
Alumni interviewers are volunteers; they will respond to you promptly, according to their schedules. Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. You should contact one interviewer at a time.
Please include the following information when contacting an alumnus: your legal name, date of birth, high school and high school city/state, and your email address.
Alumni Interviewer Program Manager
Associate Vice President for Admission & Financial Aid
CALIFORNIA: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
CALIFORNIA: EAST BAY
CALIFORNIA: NORTH BAY
CALIFORNIA: SILICON VALLEY/PENINSULA
COLORADO: COLORADO SPRINGS
FLORIDA: TAMPA, ST. PETERSBURG
KANSAS: KANSAS CITY, OVERLAND PARK, LEAWOOD
LOUISIANA: NEW ORLEANS
MINNESOTA: ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS
MISSOURI: KANSAS CITY
NEW JERSEY: CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
NEW MEXICO: SANTA FE
NEW YORK: ITHACA
NEW YORK: LONG ISLAND
NEW YORK: NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK: WESTCHESTER
OREGON: PORTLAND METRO AREA
PENNSYLVANIA: PITTSBURGH & SOUTHWESTERN PA
TEXAS: ARLINGTON, FORT WORTH
UTAH: SALT LAKE CITY
CZECH REPUBLIC: PRAGUE
MEXICO: MEXICO CITY
SOUTH AFRICA: JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH KOREA: SEOUL
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON