Here, you’ll find all you need to get started on your application. We’ve included important dates as well as tips for applying as a first-year, international or transfer student.

Harvey Mudd College is postponing our launch of the new Coalition for College-Scoir application. We will only be accepting the Common App in 2022–23.
Apply Deadlines
Early Decision I
Early Decision II
Regular Decision
Application dueNov. 15Jan. 5Jan. 5Mar. 15
Optional interview deadlineNov. 15mid-Dec.mid-Dec.n/a
Merit scholarships deadlineJan. 20Jan. 20Jan. 20n/a
CSS Profile & FAFSANov. 15Jan. 5Feb. 1Mar. 2
IDOCDec. 1Jan. 20Feb. 15Mar. 16
Decision releaseDec. 15Feb. 15Apr. 1May 5
Reply dateJan. 5Mar. 5May 1Jun. 1

If you are applying for financial aid, please refer to our Financial Aid website for more detailed instruction.

HMC reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.

Standardized Testing

Since 2020 we announced these additional changes to our previous standardized testing policy:

  1. We will no longer be considering SAT subject test scores.
  2. For the high school classes of 2021 and 2022, HMC will be ACT/SAT optional for all applicants.
  3. HMC extends its ACT/SAT optional pilot through 2023.
  4. HMC extends its ACT/SAT optional pilot for an additional year, through 2024.

Important: Students will not be at a disadvantage in our admission process if they are not able to submit or choose not to submit test scores.

Some other important things to know about testing in our admission process:

  • We do not require the optional ACT writing section or the optional SAT essay. They will not be considered even if they are submitted.
  • We have no preference between the ACT or SAT.
  • We do not use standardized testing in our consideration for merit scholarships.

Test-optional Details

  • When students apply to HMC, they will be asked on either the Common Application or Coalition Application to choose their preferred testing plan. That means the students are asked if they want their application to be considered with ACT/SAT test scores or without.
  • Students are able to change their preferred testing from “Do not consider ACT/SAT scores” to “Consider ACT/SAT scores.”
  • Students are able to change their preferred testing plan selection through a form on the HMC Applicant Hub until 5 days after their application deadline. Students get access to the HMC Applicant Hub after they submit their application.

Submitting Test Scores

  • Self-report on the Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Self-report through the HMC Applicant Hub
  • Submit official score reports from the testing agency

See Self-reported Test Scores FAQs

Important: Only depositing students who requested that we consider their ACT/SAT scores will be required to submit official ACT/SAT score reports.

Recommended Test Dates

The following recommended test dates are just that, recommended. If students want to have their test scores considered with their application, these dates would be optimal. However, we will do our best to update students’ applications with scores as they become available. We are ready to work with you however we can.

  • Early Decision I – November test date
  • Early Decision II – December test date
  • Regular Decision – December test date

First-Year Profile

General Number
Applications 4,440
Admitted 592
Enrolled 238
Class of 2026 Percent
Female 51%
First-generation 20%
Race/Ethnicity (IPEDS) Percent
International 11%
Latinx 24%
Asian 20%
Black 6%
Native < 1%
White 24%
Two or more races 10%
No response 4%
Geography Number and Percent
U.S. States 32
non-U.S. countries 17
California 43%
West 19%
Midwest 7%
Northeast 13%
South 5%
non-U.S. 13%
Test-Optional Percent
Applications 37%
Admitted 33%
Enrolled 42%
Middle 50% Scores Score
SAT ERW 720–770
SAT Math 760–790
ACT Composite 34–36