Required Application Materials

From the Common Application

  • Common Application. Submit along with your $70 application fee. Application fee waivers are available to those who can demonstrate unusual financial need. Submit a letter from your counselor to request one. We also honor fee waivers from the College Board and NACAC.
  • Required Additional Writing. An additional essay and short answer response is required as part of your Common Application for Harvey Mudd College. Preview the required additional writing topics and questions.
  • School Report. This is completed by your counselor and provided with a counselor letter of recommendation.
  • Teacher Recommendation from a math or science teacher
  • Teacher Recommendation from a humanities, social science, or art teacher

Official Transcripts

  • Official High School Transcript
  • College/University Transcript (if applicable). This is not required for any ungraded college enrichment program/courses.

Standardized Testing

  • SAT or ACT. We do not require the optional SAT Essay or the optional ACT Writing.
  • Two SAT Subject Tests.* One must be in Math Level 2; the other can be in any subject the student chooses.
  • Final acceptable test dates
    Early Decision I – November test date
    Early Decision II – December test date
    Regular Decision – December test date (please be aware the SAT January test date is no longer available)


  • Admission Interview. For information on how to arrange an interview, see the interviews page.