Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

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.


Claremont McKenna College Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Claremont McKenna College on October 18, and Claremont McKenna College may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Claremont McKenna College will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Claremont McKenna College.

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.

Official Transcript(s)

Have your counselor mail or email [email protected] 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.

(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. 

2024-2025 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.

2022 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 2022 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 2022 federal tax information. If notified, submit the items via IDOC.

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001170

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until at least December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available and submit it directly to CMC.

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

Parents and students must use the DRT process to transfer their 2022 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

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 10.

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

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: CMCQB2023. 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 QBCMC2023. This will automatically waive your application fee.

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

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

Finalists who did not rank CMC

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001170

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2024-2025 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 4054
Available: Oct. 1

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
(You will be notified if required to upload your 2022 federal tax information. If notified, submit the items via IDOC.)

Contact Information 

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

Jerry Morrison
Associate Dean of Admission for Diversity & Strategic Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]

If required, upload financial documents to IDOC.

Office of Financial Aid
Claremont McKenna College
888 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: [email protected]

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