Connecting with CMC

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

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


In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Admissions and Financial Aid staff is primarily working remotely. However, beginning June 1, 2021, the CMC Admission Office will re-open to the public for limited in-person visits. 

We are eager to introduce you to our incredible community! You can learn about us virtually and in-person. Don't forget to join our email and mail list to get the most updated information about Claremont McKenna College. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Beginning June 1, 2021, we are offering limited in-person visits for prospective and admitted students. Tours are offered daily to no more than three families (limit 3 visitors per family) per time slot. All visitors must register ahead of time, no walk-in registration is available. 

Register for a campus tour!


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! 

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 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. 

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. 



CMC admission officers are hosting one-on-one and group events in their regions. These are great, informal opportunities to meet your regional admission officer and ask your lingering questions. You can also connect with other prospective CMCers in your area!



Continue to learn more about CMC through virtual college fairs, high school visits, and other regional events. Our admission officers are teaming up with high schools, community based organizations, and college access organizations to provide online opportunities to learn more about CMC as well as the college admission process. 



Though you physically can’t be on campus, you can still “see” what we’re all about by exploring a virtual tour of the Claremont Colleges. The tour is dedicated to the broader community in Claremont, but offers specific glimpses of CMC life.

And, don't forget to follow CMC students on Instagram and Facebook!

*CMC does not use demonstrated interest in our application review. Whether or not you are able to visit campus will not be a factor in our admission review.


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!

Don't forget to join our email and mail list to get the most updated information!

Events (Temporarily Suspended)

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

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

Campus tours are currently suspended. 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.

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


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 June 2020.  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 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 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

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 to 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

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.