Claremont McKenna College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank CMC

If you are a Finalist who ranked CMC, your National College Match application will be sent to CMC, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Claremont McKenna College Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to CMC on October 19, and CMC may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, CMC will then email you instructions to log in and activate your CMC applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to CMC.

1

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 includes two short essay responses. Click here to read the essay prompts.

2

Official Transcript(s)

Have your counselor mail or email questbridge@cmc.edu 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. 

3

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 4054
ACT code: 0224

CMC offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about CMC’s test-optional policy. Students who rank CMC can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in CMC’s review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, CMC accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at CMC and request that their scores be considered for admission. 

4

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001170
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

Parents and students must use the DRT process to transfer their 2020 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

5

2022-2023 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. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • 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.

6

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Both the custodial and non-custodial parent must submit copies of their 2020 federal 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 2020 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 3 - December 12. 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: Activate your CMC Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to CMC on December 15 and CMC may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the CMC applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to CMC. 

Step 3: 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 Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5

 

Finalists who ranked CMC and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank CMC

Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents

 

 

Students may submit a Common Application, Coalition Application or use their QuestBridge application to apply for Regular Decision admission. To use the QuestBridge Application, indicate so on your CMC QuestBridge Status Update Form. 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." Next, enter in the following code: CMCQB2021. 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 QBCMC2021. This will automatically waive your application fee.

CMC QuestBridge Status Update Form

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Submit mid year form for QB only if you are using your QB app for admission. Otherwise, follow the materials used by Common Application or Coalition Application.

(Optional) Test Scores
Self-Reported or Official Reports
SAT code: 4054
ACT code: 0224

Only if new scores to report and if applying using scores in evaluation

 

CMC is test optional. Submitting scores is required only if students want to submit scores for evaluation

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINES: JANUARY 5

 

Finalists who ranked CMC and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank CMC

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001170
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 4054
Available: Oct. 1

 

 

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

(You will be notified if required to upload 2020 federal tax information. If notified, submit the items via IDOC.)

 

 

Contact Information 

Claremont McKenna Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Omar Zazueta
Director of Admission
Email: questbridge@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 621-8088

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail or email official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: questbridge@cmc.edu

If required, upload financial documents to IDOC.

Office of Financial Aid
Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: finaid@cmc.edu

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