Alumni Interviewers 2020-2021

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.

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: COLORADO SPRINGS

COLORADO: DENVER

CONNECTICUT: FAIRFIELD COUNTY

FLORIDA: JACKSONVILLE

FLORIDA: TAMPA

HAWAII: HONOLULU

IDAHO: NAMPA

ILLINOIS: CHICAGO

ILLINOIS: EVANSTON

ILLINOIS: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

ILLINOIS: WHEATON

KANSAS: KANSAS CITY, OVERLAND PARK, LEAWOOD

LOUISIANA: NEW ORLEANS

MASSACHUSETTS: ANDOVER

MASSACHUSETTS: BOSTON

MASSACHUSETTS: CAMBRIDGE

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

OHIO: COLUMBUS

OREGON: PORTLAND METRO AREA

PENNSYLVANIA: PHILADELPHIA

TEXAS: AUSTIN

TEXAS: DALLAS

TEXAS: HOUSTON

TEXAS: PROSPER

UTAH: PARK CITY

UTAH: SALT LAKE CITY

VIRGINIA: RICHMOND

WASHINGTON: BELLEVUE

WASHINGTON: SEATTLE

WASHINGTON, D.C.

International

AUSTRALIA: MELBOURNE

CANADA: VANCOUVER

CHILE: SANTIAGO

CENTRAL EUROPE: CZECH REPUBLIC

GERMANY: NUREMBERG

INDIA: DELHI

INDIA: KOLKATA

INDIA: MUMBAI

INDONESIA: JAKARTA

JAPAN: TOKYO

SINGAPORE

SOUTH AFRICA: JOHANNESBURG

SOUTH KOREA: SEOUL

TAIWAN: TAICHUNG

TAIWAN: TAIPEI

UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON‚Äč