Planning your visit to CMC

Outdoor class at Kravis Center

Please use the links below to plan your campus visit. We have also included information about off-campus interviews with CMC alumni in the event that you are unable to make it to campus. We look forward to meeting you!


General Information

Information Sessions

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 perspective 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 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Available Some Saturdays during the Fall Semester and the month of April.
  • Campus Tours last one hour

Schedule a Campus Tour


Organized Group Tours

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 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


Freshman On-Campus Interviews

Interviews are available to freshman applicants from May of the junior year through mid-December of the senior year. Interviews are not required for admission to Claremont McKenna College. If you live outside of the Southern California area you may schedule an interview with one of our alumni interviewers in your area. In addition, you can check online at to see if an admission officer will be conducting interviews in your area. Check back often as these interview appointments are added throughout the fall. 

Schedule a Freshman On-Campus 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 see the links below for more information about submitting an interview.

Initialview (Recommended)                        


Transfer On-Campus Interviews

Students who plan to enter CMC as a transfer applicant may interview until November 1 for January admission or by April 1 for fall admission.

Schedule a Transfer On-Campus Interview


Fall Overnight Program

Prospective students for the class of 2023 and potential transfer applicants are invited to spend a night on campus with a current CMC student. This is a terrific opportunity to get a first-hand experience of the residential and social atmosphere at CMC while engaging with our community after classes end for the day. Prospective students will be matched with a host, attend dinner in our dining hall, and spend the night in one of our residence halls. Overnight visitors may also have the opportunity to attend class with their hosts.

  • Overnight visits are available only to current high school seniors or transfer candidates who will be applying in Fall 2019.
  • Visits will only take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights during the fall semester between September 17th, 2018 and November 14th, 2018.
  • Overnight visits are only scheduled online and must be reserved at least two (2) weeks in advance of your requested date.
  • Overnight visitors are expected to arrive on campus at 4:00pm to meet their hosts at the Office of Admission.
  • You may only spend one night on campus.
  • Information sessions, tours, and interviews are not considered to be a part of the overnight visit program, although you may schedule these separately if you wish.

Please note: Overnight visit availability is extremely limited. If you do not see any spots open in the calendar, this means that we have reached capacity.

Schedule an Overnight Stay


Class Visits

Prospective students 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.