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List the colleges to which you have applied or plan to apply

unenlightenedunenlightened Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
edited November 2011 in Claremont McKenna College
I feel uncomfortable answering this question.

When I visited the 5 Cs (and consulted friends attending the 5Cs), I noticed a widely held view that different kinds of people are naturally a better fit for different claremont colleges. While there may be some truth to this, and each of the 5Cs may have a dominant culture, I believe I would be a good fit for Pomona, CMC and Pitzer too. Hence, Pomona and Pitzer are also on my list. However, I don't necessarily believe the admission officers will feel the same way. They gave me the impression that people who fit into CMC may not fit into other colleges and this might negatively impact my application.

What are the views of people on this forum? Would Pomona/Pitzer be detrimental to include in my application? Should I omit these? Is it ~dishonest~ to not list all of them? Especially if I applied to Pomona ED.... ?

(But submitting my CMC app by Dec1 to be eligible for their merit scholarships)
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Replies to: List the colleges to which you have applied or plan to apply

  • 314159265314159265 Registered User Posts: 4,276 Senior Member
    What are the views of people on this forum?

    Just be honest and list all your prospective schools.
  • CMC37918CMC37918 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I didn't list the colleges I applied to.
    Granted, I also didn't apply to any of the other 5C's.
    I'm pretty sure this is an optional question anyways
  • ace747ace747 Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    It is an optional question. I had some reservations about answering it as well, because I'm applying to Pomona and Pitzer too, but I asked people I know that went/go there/got in and most of them have said that they didn't answer it. So I'm probably not going to either... haha.
  • unenlightenedunenlightened Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    Thanks for the advice, all. I think I'll leave it blank too :)
  • NewEnglandMotherNewEnglandMother Registered User Posts: 488 Member
    A few years ago my D1 applied to Pitzer, CMC and Pomona. I believe she listed all 3 on her app. I wondered if they would figure she was a better fit for one and she would get rejected at the others. She was accepted at all 3. OTOH they might also have figured she would definitely come to the 5C campus - just a matter of which one. She is at CMC BTW.
  • UrbanNightUrbanNight Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    I listed all colleges im applying to
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