During this unprecedented global pandemic, 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 only allows interviewing students virtually, rather than in person. We understand much can be gained in an in-person interview. However, 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 11. Interviews are available to any students living in the US, and some countries abroad. These interviews are not required for admission to CMC. 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.
CALIFORNIA: SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
CALIFORNIA: EAST BAY
CALIFORNIA: NORTH BAY
CALIFORNIA: SOUTH BAY
CALIFORNIA: PENINSULA/SILICON VALLEY
CALIFORNIA: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNTIES
COLORADO: COLORADO SPRINGS
CONNECTICUT: FAIRFIELD COUNTY
KANSAS: KANSAS CITY, OVERLAND PARK, LEAWOOD
LOUISIANA: NEW ORLEANS
MINNESOTA: ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS
MISSOURI: KANSAS CITY
NEW MEXICO: SANTA FE
NEW YORK: ITHACA
NEW YORK: LONG ISLAND
NEW YORK: NEW YORK CITY
NORTH CAROLINA: CHAPEL HILL
NORTH CAROLINA: CHARLOTTE
OREGON: PORTLAND METRO AREA
UTAH: PARK CITY
UTAH: SALT LAKE CITY
CENTRAL EUROPE: CZECH REPUBLIC
SOUTH AFRICA: JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH KOREA: SEOUL
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON