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CMCReturns - Learn more about our Fall return to campus

Connecting with CMC

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Admissions and Financial Aid staff are primarily working remotely. However, the CMC Admission Office is open to the public for limited in-person visits. We are eager to introduce you to our incredible community! Don't forget to join our email and mail list and follow CMC students on Instagram and Facebook! 

We look forward to seeing you online and in person soon!

PLAN YOUR ON-CAMPUS VISIT

Campus tours are offered daily to no more than five families (limit 3 visitors per family) per tour time. All visitors must register ahead of time. Register for a campus tour!

Self-guided tour maps are available for guests who are unable to register for a tour time. Maps are located outside of the Office of Admission: Kravis Center, 888 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. Please use the QR code posted outside of the office to register before starting your self-guided tour. 

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Follow our Admission student tour guides as they explore their favorite campus spots.

Meet Thomas D’Anieri ’20 and Hailey Wilson ’22

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PLAN YOUR VIRTUAL VISIT

Virtual Information Sessions
Led by an admission officer, our online information sessions provide an overview of CMC's mission, distinctive programs, student experience, and admission and financial aid process. Plan for about an hour presentation with a 30-minute overview and 30 minutes for Q&A. Parents and families are welcome! 

Parent & Family Information Sessions
Offered approximately once a month, the Parent & Family Information Sessions are hosted by the Associate Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid. Specifically for parents and family members supporting their student through the college process, these sessions provide attendees with an introduction to the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities at CMC, an overview of the application process, and guidelines for applying for financial aid. At the end of the session, a financial aid counselor will join the live Q&A. 

Live Virtual Campus Tours
Led by current student tour guides, our live virtual campus tours provide an insider's view of our campus facilities and the life of a CMCer. You'll see inside our residence halls, classrooms, dining facilities, athletic pavilion, and more. Tour guides will share their personal experiences and, of course, leave plenty of time to answer your questions!

Virtual Current Student Panels
Hear from current students during our weekly current student panels! CMCers are eager to share their experiences with you and to answer your questions. We are also offering international current student panels focusing on the international student experience. These panels will feature CMCers from around the world, and specifically focus on questions from international students. 

Do you have questions for a current student? Send your questions to askastudent@cmc.edu. Our student admission staff is monitoring this account and eager to share their experiences with you.

Virtual Admission Interviews 
Virtual interviews are open to rising high school seniors and transfer applicants. While admission interviews are not required, they are highly encouraged. Interviews are evaluative, but also provide an excellent opportunity to speak one-on-one with a CMC admission officer, current student interviewer, or alumni interviewer (alumni interviews are available September through December). Prospective students can only schedule ONE interview. 

Events

General Information

Information Sessions

Join one of our online information sessions for an overview of the CMC mission and community and for the opportunity to have your questions answered by a CMC Admission Officer. 

  • Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. PDT
  • Thursdays at 5:00 a.m. PDT and 6:00 p.m. PDT
  • All online information session times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Please plan accordingly based on your time zone. 

Register for online information sessions

In-person information sessions are temporarily suspended. Given by a member of the admission staff, information sessions provide a solid overview of Claremont McKenna College and its academic programs and social structure. Admission requirements, financial aid, and scholarships are also covered in this presentation. For the most up-to-date schedule, please see our online registration system.

  • Available Monday - Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Available Some Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. during the Fall Semester
  • Available All Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. during the month of April
  • From January - March we do not offer information sessions on Wednesdays
  • Information Sessions last 1 hour.

Schedule an Information Session

 

Campus Tours

Given by a student volunteer, tours generally include residence halls, classrooms, computer labs, dining room facilities, athletic fields, and social venues. Students also share their honest perspectives on life at the College. The tour includes Claremont McKenna College facilities only. For the most up-to-date schedule, please see our online registration system.

  • Available Monday - Friday 
  • Available Some Saturdays during the Fall Semester and the month of April.
  • Campus Tours last one hour

Check out the Claremont Colleges virtual campus tour, and review CMC's self-guided tour brochure to get a better sense of what it is like to be on campus.

Schedule a Campus Tour

 

Organized Group Tours

Organized group tours are temporarily suspended. Organized group tours are designed for and cater to all high school groups (charter, public, and private) and community-based organizations (i.e. those working closely with first-generation college-going students). These group tours are intended for groups of 10 or more students. If the size of your group is below this number, please have your students register for our regularly scheduled campus tours at connect.cmc.edu/visit. Led by an undergraduate tour guide, visiting students will walk away with a firsthand look at the academic, pre-professional, and extracurricular opportunities available to them at CMC. 

Learn more information about scheduling a group tour at the other Claremont undergraduate colleges.

Schedule a Group Tour

 

First-year Interviews

Interviews are available to first-year applicants from May of the junior year through mid-December of the senior year. Interviews are not required for admission to Claremont McKenna College. We will be offering virtual interviews with admission staff and senior interviewers beginning May 2021.  In addition, you can check online at connect.cmc.edu/oci to see if an admission officer will be conducting interviews in your area. Check back often as these interview appointments are added throughout the summer and fall. 

Schedule a First-year Virtual Interview

 

International Freshman Off-Campus Interviews

Claremont McKenna College has partnered with several companies to offer international applicants the opportunity to submit an unscripted, unbiased, and taped interview as a part of the application process. We encourage all international students to participate in an interview. Please visit our application instructions for international students for more information. 

Transfer On-Campus Interviews

Transfer applicants must schedule an admission interview prior to the application deadline in which they are applying. The spring transfer admission deadline is November 1, and the fall transfer admission deadline is March 15.

Schedule a Transfer Virtual Interview

 

Admitted Student Overnight Program

Overnight visits are temporarily suspended. Admitted first-year students are welcome to spend the night on campus. This is a terrific opportunity to visit classes, meet students and faculty, and see if CMC is a good college option for you. Overnights are only scheduled online. Overnight visits are available Monday thru Wednesday night when the College is in session. Students are expected to arrive at the admission office by 4:00 pm unless extraordinary circumstances require otherwise. 

  • Overnight accommodations are only available to admitted first-year students
  • Overnight visits are only scheduled online and must be reserved at least 5 days in advance.
  • Overnight visitors are expected to arrive on campus at 4:00 p.m. to meet their hosts at the Office of Admission.
  • You may only spend one night on campus.

Schedule an Overnight Stay

 

Class Visits

Class visits are temporarily suspended. Prospective students, who are in their final year of high school, are invited to sit in on one class during their visit to CMC. Students should alert the admission office of their intention to visit the class when they arrive. When you arrive at the Office of Admission you will be able to select a class from the approved list. You should plan to arrive five to ten minutes prior to the class in order to quickly identify yourself to the professor. If an examination or class trip is planned for the intended visit period, prospective students will be asked to leave and choose another class. No online class listings are available to the public.