How many credits do I need in order to transfer?
Any student who has taken college courses after finishing high school is considered a transfer applicant. There is no minimum number of units required to transfer to CMC. However, transfer students may not transfer in more than 16 CMC units.
Applicants for transfer will not be considered if they have already completed a bachelor's degree from the U.S. or abroad.
How will my credits transfer?
Each course at CMC is equivalent to 4 semester units or 6 quarter units and students need to have completed 32 courses in order to graduate. There are general education requirements that must be completed as well as specific requirements for the major.
In order for a course to transfer to CMC from another college there must be an equivalent course offered at CMC or one of the other Claremont Colleges. Courses with grades of C- and below will not be transferable. When talking to an admission officer or the registrar, be sure to ask about credit you received at your current college for AP or IB tests. The policy for accepting these scores may be different at CMC.
CMC does not accept CLEP credits, online or web based courses, or distance learning courses. There may be additional restrictions on other non-traditional courses or courses taken in a non-traditional setting (such as military service). Please consult the registrar regarding the specifics of your situation.
For more information review our Transfer Credit for Transfer Students, and contact the following offices with additional questions.
We recommend that you keep all your course syllabi and descriptions in case there is a need for additional information.
What emphasis is placed on my high school record?
The question is best answered on an individual basis. In general terms, more emphasis is placed on the college record. However, individual circumstances may determine how the admission committee regards the high school transcript.
If the applicant had an excellent record in high school, then there is no need to be concerned. Some transfer applicants to CMC have had poor high school records, but in college have earned excellent grades. These students should not be discouraged from applying to CMC. However, students who did not have a strong high school record may need to spend more time at another college establishing a pattern of strong academic performance than students who had strong high school records.
Will my present college GPA transfer to CMC?
The grades you earned at your other institution(s) will always be present on your transcript. However, your grades from other institution(s) will not be figured into your CMC grade point average.
What about housing?
Housing is not guaranteed for transfer students. However, CMC has had a record in recent years of being able to house on campus most transfer students who have made the request. Once students are housed on campus, they are guaranteed on-campus housing for the rest of their time at CMC. Students may live off campus if they wish.
Could I live off campus instead of in the residence halls?
Since housing is not guaranteed, transfer students may find off campus housing if they wish. Please note, however, CMC is a residentially oriented campus and students who only come to campus to attend class will miss out on a large part of campus life. CMC is also looking for students who seek to be a part of the campus community beyond just the classroom. Students who choose to live off campus are strongly encouraged to find housing close to campus.
How many students apply to transfer and how many get in?