A grade lower than "C" will not earn transfer credit at CMC. The form is available on the Common App and Coalition Application websites. While this form is not a required application component, we encourage all students to submit their mid-term grades. This is especially encouraged if you are in your first semester or year at your current institution.
If you are transferring from a two-year community college or test optional four-year college, and did not have to take the test for admission to your current institution, you are not required to take it for admission to CMC. SAT Subject tests are not required. Standardized test scores must be submitted directly to CMC by the appropriate testing agency. Scores received via any other means i. If the payment associated with requesting your scores from the ACT or The College Board poses a financial hardship for you, please email us at admission cmc.
This requirement is waived if English was your primary language of instruction for four years of high school or if your current institution's primary language of instruction is English. 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 wells as your accomplishments, talents, and goals. The interview process also provides you with a valuable opportunity to understand the CMC experience through a one-on-one interview with an Admission Officer, Senior Interviewer or alumni interviewer.
If possible, we recommend scheduling an interview on- or off-campus. Interviews typically last about 30 minutes. To schedule an interview, please visit cmc. If you have attended more than one college, your most recent college's administrator should complete this form. If you are not currently enrolled, please contact our office.
The Common Application form is available as an offline document. Applicants may submit another optional recommendation of any type e. Include an official final transcript from your high school or secondary school including graduation date or official documentation of a GED.
If you were to inscribe a fourth quality into the gates to describe students who enter Pomona today, which adjective would you choose? What quality would you want your Pomona peers to share, and why?
Tell us about an experience of not getting what you wanted or getting it and why it was a tragedy. Though this question asks about a location that is important to you, the trick is that you can actually make this essay about any topic that you want. As long as you can find a connection between the topic you want to write about and the location, you can use the latter as just a jumping off point. Or maybe you will talk about the soup kitchen that you dedicated your weekends to because your acts of service have led you to become very passionate about social work and gain a deeper appreciation for the opportunities you have in your own life.
Whatever you choose, whether that location hold an academic connection or a more personal one, the important part is that you not only describe the place and why it is important initially, but also how you have changed as a result. Think of this essay as one that needs to answer three questions. If you chose a fictional place, the same three questions apply.
Instead, they want to see what your personal connections with this school of magic is. If you find yourself needing to provide a lot of supplementary information, then what you are actually writing about is a piece of fiction that has shaped you in a meaningful way. Eager in this context can be conflated with driven, thoughtful with aware, and reverent with respectful.
Instead, forget about trying to find a quality that can encompass a whole campus of individuals and is very grandiose. Focus on yourself and the people that you look up to most in your life. What are the reasons that you surround yourself with their company? What is something about them that inspires you?
The word that comes to mind may not always seem significant, but choosing the fourth adjective is only the first part of conquering this essay. The more important part is your explanation as to why you value this specific trait. When you explain your reasoning, any word that you choose will become important. For example, maybe your fondest memories of your friend group are the weekly Wednesday night study sessions that always end up as a karaoke session. You love your friends because they know how to be goofy even during stressful times, and show you that there is more to life than studying for the next exam.
As mentioned before, any adjective you choose can be used to make a statement about who you are and what you believe in, but with this essay it is so important to be genuine. The reasons you provide in the answer will generally be very personal, so the more truthful you are the stronger your essay will be.
Prompt 3c: Oscar Wilde said that there are two tragedies in life: not getting what one wants and getting it. You can use tragedy ironically, or as an over-exaggeration. For example, you could talk about a Halloween where you ate your entire haul in a single weekend and ended up with two painful cavities.
Send four or five in different academic areas to fully represent a range of academic exposures. Music Supplements A complete music supplement includes two components. We are often looking to see how applicants perform in the first half of senior year, when many students are taking their most challenging schedules or seeing their primary activities outside the classroom bear fruit. With respect to programs of study, we are less concerned with particular course designations and more concerned simply to see that candidates have embraced and performed well in whatever their schools offer as a most challenging program. I confess I am still adapting to the new vocabulary of a point scale.
You can request an alumni interview beginning in September. Video response prompts all transfer applicants: 1.
But first they answered a set of questions from Times editors , discussing common misperceptions, standardized tests , financial aid, essay writing, fairness and what not to do when trying to make a good impression. Finally, I glance at the stopwatch and slam the object onto the table. But the common perception tends to be that all colleges are difficult to get into. This is especially encouraged if you are in your first semester or year at your current institution. You also need to understand that many schools do not provide class rank, and the differences between high schools are as great among publics and privates as between the two groups. To schedule an interview, please visit cmc.
Playwrights should submit a writing sample. But the most frequent form of self-inflicted damage is careless preparation of the application.
Brenzel of Yale: Few of our applicants shoot themselves in the foot. An increasing number of schools are offering their students the choice of studying for and taking the International Baccalaureate IB diploma. You'll notice that a large portion of the Pomona application is essays. At the same time, we do try very hard to give final decisions to as many students as possible, where we feel certain that we will simply not be able to offer admission in the spring. Supplemental materials should be received in the Admissions Office no later than the application deadline under which you are applying. Walker of Texas: We try to keep the process fair but you have identified some situations where the public believes the process is not fair.
But, again, make sure it is relevant! It has a very low student-faculty ratio, allowing its students ample opportunities to work closely with professors, receive help on homework assignments, and develop long-lasting relationships with mentors dedicated to the students.