Application Checklist and Timeline

Deadlines
Early Action: November 15 (Receive notification by December 15)
Priority Application: March 1
Rolling Admission: Apply between November 15 and March 1 to receive notification within four weeks of completing your application.

Required Academic Credentials
We recommend that applicants complete a solid college preparatory curriculum including the following:

  • 3-4 years of mathematics
  • 2-3 years of foreign language
  • 4 years of English
  • 2-4 years of social science
  • 3-4 years of physical science including laboratory study

Required Documents

Complete an Application
Applying using our online application is convenient, easy, and free! You can also apply using the Common Application.

Once you’ve submitted your application, the steps to completing the application process are:

High School Transcript
Have your guidance office send your transcript to the Office of Admission, including your most recent grades and coursework.

Personal Essay
Please submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

CMSV Supplemental Essay
Please submit an essay of 250-300 words.

Standardized Test Scores
Submit your SAT or ACT scores from the College Board. Our SAT code is 2088; our ACT code is 2823.

Interview
On-campus interviews will be required on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: letters of recommendation will only be required upon request on a case-by-case basis.