School Report and Counselor Recommendation
Please have your school's college counselor or school official send the school report, a recommendation, school profile (if available), and official high school transcript reflecting work completed through your junior year. If you attended multiple high schools, please submit all secondary school transcripts. For transcripts not in English, you must submit a certified translation.
The School Report and Counselor/School Official Recommendation provide the Admission Committee with important context about your high school. Understanding the context of your high school helps us best assess your academic preparation for CMC.
While there is no minimum GPA requirement, competitive candidates for admission pursue the most demanding course work possible and receive strong grades. We strongly recommend taking advantage of honors and advanced coursework when available. Many competitive applicants often go beyond the minimum recommended program listed below.
Minimum Recommended High School Program
The Admission Committee recognizes there are many different curricula and high school programs around the world, and it is understood that all students may not be able to complete the recommended high school program. We will evaluate each student individually with this consideration and we expect each student to complete the necessary courses for completion of their national curriculum.
- Four years of English
- Three (preferably four) years of mathematics
- At least three years of a language other than your native language (this can be three total years or up to the third level)
- At least one year of history
- At least two years of science
Two Teacher Recommendations
Recommendations should be completed by teachers who have instructed you in core academic areas (mathematics, science, languages, or social sciences).
Teacher recommendations are important in giving the Admission Committee insight into your engagement in classes, collaboration with peers, and ability to manage rigorous class work. We recommend asking teachers who can speak to your strengths and progress academically and personally throughout high school.
If the recommendation is written in a language other than English, we require a certified translation accompanied by the original letter, by either an official from the applicant’s school or a third-party.
CMC requires the SAT or the ACT for first-year admission and does not prefer one test over the other. The SAT Writing or ACT Essay section required for students whose first language is other than English. We will superscore both tests. Standardized test scores must be submitted directly to CMC by the appropriate testing agency. Scores received via any other means (i.e., fax or high school transcript) will not be considered official.
If the payment associated with taking the writing section of the SAT or ACT, or requesting your scores from the ACT or The College Board poses a financial hardship for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance with the payment.
ACT middle 50% range 31-34
SAT EBRW middle 50% range: 670-730
SAT Math middle 50% range: 680-770
SAT Subject Tests
The Admission Committee does not require that you take the SAT Subject Tests. Home-schooled students, however, are required to submit scores from two exams. One of the scores submitted must be from a math Subject Test.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
Students whose native language is not English must also submit official results from the TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum score of 100 on the internet-based TOEFL exam. For the IELTS, a minimum band score of 7.5 is required. A waiver can be granted for students whose primary language of instruction throughout high school was English. If you believe that you qualify for a waiver from this requirement, please contact the Admission Office (email@example.com), after you have submitted your application.
Mid-Year High School Transcript
Please have your school’s college counselor or school official submit an official transcript when seventh-semester or tenth-trimester grades are available.