CMC actively recruits a diverse group of students from around the world.
In the application process it is important to provide information that helps us understand your personal background as well as your academic preparation.
CMC accepts the Common Application and the Coalition Application for first-year admission, without preference for one over the other. If you are applying as a Questbridge National Match applicant, please visit cmc.edu/admission/questbridge for more information.
Admission to CMC is based on a holistic review process that considers a broad range of factors, including a prospective student’s academic and leadership achievements, commitment to CMC’s values, and potential to benefit from and contribute to CMC’s mission.
The most compelling video responses have a genuine voice and highlight your thoughtfulness and authenticity.
While the video response is not required, if you were unable to schedule an interview, the video response is a great opportunity for you to tell us about yourself beyond what you provided in your application.Interviews for CMC are evaluative and are a part of your application.The interview allows you to tell us more about your personal background, as well as your accomplishments, talents, and goals.Please have your school’s college counselor send the school report, a counselor recommendation, and official high school transcript reflecting work completed through your junior year.If you attended multiple high schools, please submit all secondary school transcripts.The Admission Committee does not require that you take the SAT Subject Tests.Homeschooled students, however, are required to submit scores from two exams.As a selective college, we are interested in knowing who you are, what is important to you, and what you have accomplished outside of the classroom.Your essay, extracurricular activities, short answer response, interview and/or video response are perfect opportunities to highlight these aspects and show us how you can contribute to and benefit from the CMC community and mission. All homeschooled applicants are required to interview.Many competitive applicants often go beyond the minimum recommended program listed below.Recommendations should be completed by teachers who have instructed you in core academic areas (English, mathematics, foreign language, science, or social sciences).