Claremont McKenna College

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

More information will be sent once CMC receives the list of Finalists who rank CMC. 


Official Test Scores
SAT code: 4054
ACT code: 0224

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

For the College Match, CMC will also accept test scores submitted directly by your school. 

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).


Official Transcripts

Have your counselor mail or email to the admission office directly with the subject line College Match Finalists, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript (see Contact Information below).

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


CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 
CSS code: 4054
Available: Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/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’ 2016 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 2016 federal tax information. If notified, submit  he items via IDOC.


FAFSA code: 001170
Available: Oct. 1

Parents and students must use the DRT process to transfer their 2016 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

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 Supplement 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 6 - December 11. 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 to CMC according to your status by the deadlines listed 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




CMC QuestBridge Supplement


Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 4054
ACT code: 0224

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report


Application Fee  

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 QBCMC2018. This will automatically waive your application fee.

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank CMC

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 
CSS code: 4054
Available: Oct. 1




2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2

(You will be notified if required to upload 2016 federal tax information. If notified, submit the items via IDOC.)




2018-2019 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 001170
Available: Oct. 1

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

Mail financial documents to:
Claremont McKenna College
Office of Financial Aid
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

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

Claremont McKenna Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

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

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid