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Application Instructions for QuestBridge Finalists

For students that have participated in the QuestBridge Finalist program and either ranked CMC in the Match Program or did not, please read the following instructions on how to proceed if you are choosing to apply to CMC either Early Decision 2 or Regular Decision. To apply for either round, your part of the application must be complete by January 5, 2020.

 
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QuestBridge Finalists, Ranked CMC

  • Unmatched QB finalists who ranked CMC will be automatically moved to CMC Regular Decision round. If you would like to remain as a RD application, proceed to Step 2. 
  • If you would like to apply Early Decision to CMC proceed to Step 1.
Step 1 Submit QuestBridge Status Update form to indicate if you would like to apply Early Decision 2 to CMC. The form and ED agreement are due by January 11, 2021
Step 2 Submit Remaining Application Materials:
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Updated Official Transcript (s)
  • Application Video through CMC portal (optional)
  • If you are including test scores with your application, you can self-report your scores in your CMC portal. 

Remember to check your CMC portal regularly for missing documents and updates on your application status. 

Fee Waiver Code N/A
Group QuestBridge Finalists, Did not rank CMC
Step 1 You can use your QuestBridge Application to apply Early Decision 2 or Regular Decision to CMC. To complete your application to CMC, you must submit the QuestBridge Application Update form by January 11, 2021.Through this form you will also be asked to submit responses to CMC supplemental questions and short essays
Step 2 Submit Remaining Application Materials:
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Application Video through CMC portal (optional)
  • CMC is test-optional. If you choose to submit test scores with your application to CMC, you will be able to self-report your scores through your CMC applicant portal which will be available to you after you select which round you are applying.

Remember to check your CMC portal regularly for missing documents and updates on your application status. 

Fee Waiver Code
  • If you apply via the Common Application, on the Claremont McKenna specific section you will be asked "Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?" Please select "I have already been approved for a Claremont McKenna College Fee Waiver." Next, enter in the following code: CMCQB2021. As a QuestBridge applicant, your fee waiver request will be automatically granted.
  • If you apply via the Coalition, once you arrive to the payment section for Claremont McKenna please use the fee waiver code CMCQB2021. This will automatically waive your application fee.