Claremont McKenna College

This page will be updated in late summer 2019. 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Claremont McKenna

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials


Claremont McKenna College QuestBridge Supplement

Required for all National College Match Applicants who rank CMC. The Supplement form will be available after October 19 to students who are selected as Finalists and who rank CMC. The supplemental form does have a short essay response. Click here to read the short essay prompt.


Official Transcripts

Have your counselor mail or email with the subject line College Match Finalists, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.

In addition, CMC accepts transcripts uploaded by a counselor via the QuestBridge application. 


Test Scores
SAT code: 4054
ACT code: 0224

To expedite the National College Match application process, CMC will accept scores self-reported on the QuestBridge application. However, for students who do not match CMC requires official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

CMC requires either the SAT with the optional essay or the ACT with Writing. CMC does not require SAT Subject Tests except for homeschooled students who are required to submit scores from two exams, one of which must be a math Subject Test.

If sending a score report from the testing agency poses a financial hardship, please contact the admissions office (see Contact Information below).


FAFSA code: 001170
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

Parents and students must use the DRT process to transfer their 2017 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 


CSS Profile 
CSS code: 4054
Available: Oct. 1

Please select Early Action as your admission application type.

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Profile Business/Farm Supplement.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both parents will complete their own CSS Profile application. Each parent will access their CSS Profile with different College Board log-in credentials.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their financial documents via IDOC, if requested. 
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.


A copy of your parents’ 2017 federal income tax returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Also include copies of your parents' recent paystubs or other verification of current-year income.

You will be notified if required to upload 2017 federal tax information. If notified, submit the items via IDOC.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision II to CMC.

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must submit the Early Decision Agreement and the CMC QuestBridge Status Update by January 5.

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select CMC on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 10. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to CMC (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to CMC as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials


Finalists who ranked CMC and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank CMC

Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents



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." 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 QBCMC2019. This will automatically waive your application fee.

CMC QuestBridge Status Update Form


QuestBridge Midyear Report


Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 4054
ACT code: 0224

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


Finalists who ranked CMC and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank CMC

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 001170
Available: Oct. 1


US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020 CSS Profile 
CSS code: 4054
Available: Oct. 1




2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2

(You will be notified if required to upload 2017 federal tax information. If notified, submit the items via IDOC.)



Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing and general questions):

Mail or email official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Ave
Claremont, CA 91711

If required, upload financial documents to IDOC.

Office of Financial Aid
Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Contact the Financial Aid Office at: (909) 621-8356.

Claremont McKenna Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Omar Zazueta
Director of Admission
Phone: (909) 621-8088

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid