Alumni Interviewers 2022-2023

While we made some progress in defeating COVID, we are still not completely free from the infectious disease. We want to make sure that the prospective student and the interviewer feel safe and confident while doing the interview. Out of an abundance of caution, CMC Admission Office strongly recommends virtual student interviews, rather than in person. While much can be gained in an in-person interview, spreading the infection in an in-person meeting is a risk to be avoided.

First year applicants are offered the opportunity to interview with a Claremont McKenna College alumnus between September 1 and December 12. Interviews are available to any students living in the US, and some countries abroad. These interviews are not required for admission to CMC, but we highly recommend them. Please contact the alumnus directly in your local area to set up your interview. 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.

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. While the interview is done virtually, you can choose to dress more formally, however, casual or business casual attire is also appropriate. Interviews typically last 30 to 45 minutes.

Please choose a place in your home that has few distractions, good lighting, and good Internet connection.

Please include the following information when contacting an alum: your legal name, date of birth, high school and high school city/state, and your email address.

If you are unable to schedule an interview by mid-December, we strongly encourage you to consider submitting the optional video response. Applicants who interview may submit the video response as well.

Alaska: Anchorage

Arizona: Phoenix

Arizona: Tucson

Arizona: Yuma


California: San Francisco Bay Area

California: East Bay

California: North Bay

California: South Bay

California: Peninsula/Silicon Valley

California: Southern California Counties

Colorado: Denver

Connecticut: Fairfield County

Florida: Miami

Hawaii: Honolulu

Illinois: Chicago

Illinois: Wheaton

Kansas: Kansas City

Louisiana: New Orleans

Michigan: Ann Arbor

Minnesota: St. Paul/Minneapolis

Missouri: Kansas City

New Jersey

New Mexico: Santa Fe

New York: Ithaca

New York: Long Island

New York: New York City

North Carolina: Chapel Hill

North Carolina: Charlotte

Ohio: Columbus

Oregon: Portland Metro Area

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

South Dakota

Tennessee: Nashville

Texas: Austin

Texas: Dallas

Texas: Prosper

Utah: Park City

Utah: Salt Lake City

Vermont: Stowe

Virginia: Richmond

Washington: Olympia

Washington: Seattle

Washington, D.C.



Canada: Toronto

Chile: Santiago

Germany: Hamburg

India: Delhi

India: Kolkata and Indian Subcontinent Region

India: Mumbai

Indonesia: Jakarta

Israel: Haifa

The Netherlands: Amsterdam

Senegal: Dakar


Taiwan: Taichung

Taiwan: Taipei

United Kingdom: London