How to Apply
Current Claremont Colleges undergraduate students may apply to the Claremont Graduate Scholars program during their sophomore, junior, or beginning of senior year. Refer to the below guidelines to complete the online application for admission. If you have any questions, please email us or call 909-607-7811. We look forward to assisting you through the application process.
Any supporting documents not uploaded in the online application process should be sent to Claremont Graduate University at the following address:
CGU Office of Admissions
121 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Required application materials include:
The Claremont Graduate University online application is hosted online by Slate Technolutions via a secure web server. You will create a username and password so that you can return to continue your application over several sessions and check your status after submission. After you submit your application, it is made available for review by our faculty and staff.
The $80 application fee is automatically waived for Claremont Graduate Scholars applicants. We are unable to reimburse application fees that have already been paid.
Please submit a 2-3 page statement of purpose that details your academic and/or professional achievements, your specific areas of interest within your desired field of study, why you are a strong candidate for graduate studies at CGU, and your career goals.
Please submit a transcript for your in-progress undergraduate coursework, as well as official transcripts from any other institution from which you have been granted a degree. Once your undergraduate degree has been granted, a final official transcript documenting the degree conferred must be submitted to CGU.
Applicants must submit a copy of their resume.
Graduate admission test scores are not required for current Claremont Colleges undergraduate students for most programs at CGU. Scores must be sent directly to CGU by the testing agency. CGU’s GRE school code is 4053; CGU’s GMAT school code is DZK-QS-08.
When filling out the online application, please enter references acquainted with your potential for success who will submit a written recommendation on your behalf. In most academic departments, references from faculty members who can speak to your academic ability are preferred; applicants with substantial work experience may request professional references. Please do not enter family members as references. For programs requiring two letters of recommendation, you are welcome to enter an optional third reference.
You will be required to input information for your recommenders (whether they are submitting online or not) in the “Recommendations” section of the online application. Please follow the directions in this section carefully before clicking on “Recommendation Provider List” to input the names and contact information for each recommender. You will have an opportunity to indicate if the reference writer will be submitting online. These reference writers will receive an email from CGU with instructions on submitting an online recommendation.
Recommenders who are indicated as offline will not receive an email from CGU with instructions to submit. These reference writers can submit via traditional mail and should use the supplemental New Student Recommendation Form. Recommenders can also email their letter of recommendation to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.