Summer 2021 Update

Visiting campus

As California begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions, we are permitting prospective students and families to visit on a limited basis for self-guided tours and an opportunity to ask questions of an admission staff member. Through July 2, we will be offering self-guided tours of campus to students enrolled at HMC for Fall 2021 (admitted first-year and transfer applicants that have officially accepted admission) and students interested in admission for Fall 2022. We are optimistic that we can accommodate other students at a later time.

View our Visit Calendar

We are required to follow the guidelines provided by LA County, and therefore tour sizes are limited. All guests must follow COVID-19 protocol regarding symptom screening, wearing masks and social distancing. Please also refer to the current LA County travel guidelines.


We anticipate that we will continue to conduct interviews remotely this summer. Similar to on-campus visits, we are still planning our online interview calendar and will make an announcement once it’s ready. Please join our Inquiry List to receive these updates and more.

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Application tips

  • Notice that we require one year each of calculus, chemistry and physics prior to enrollment. Keep this in mind when planning your classes next year.
  • Notice that we require two teacher recommendations, one from a humanities, social science or art teacher and one from a math or science teacher. Keep this mind in when planning your teacher recommendation requests for your application.
  • We do not anticipate making changes to our required essay and short answer response. You can find both prompts by clicking here.