Common Application Supplements
PDF versions of our college-specific supplements are available here:
- Scripps College First-Year Common Application Supplement
- Scripps College Transfer Common Application Supplement
*Please use as reference only. Supplements should be submitted through the Common Application online.*
Guidelines for Supplemental Admission Materials
Applicants who list art as one of their top two academic interests may submit a portfolio to the Office of Admission, along with a one-paragraph statement about the work and the applicant’s artistic interests. Portfolios will be evaluated by a faculty member in the Art Department and will not be returned to the applicant unless return postage is included. Portfolios may be slides or a Mac-compatible DVD or CD. Submit 15-20 images that show your skill set, imagination, and ideas and list medium, size, and date of work submitted. We will also review PDF files and weblinks. Please do not send copies of other people’s work (posters, DVD covers, images from magazines).
Applicants seeking special consideration of their abilities in dance may submit a Mac-compatible DVD of their performance and/or choreography no more than 15 minutes in length. We will also review PDF files and weblinks. If the applicant has interest in several styles, it is helpful to include samples. The applicant should identify which dancer she is and whether the choreography was done by the applicant or someone else. A brief resumé of training and performance experience is also useful. The submission should be sent directly to the Office of Admission for evaluation by a member of the Dance Department faculty.
Applicants seeking special consideration of their musical abilities may submit a CD or a DVD of a performance indicative of the applicant’s skill level. We will also review PDF files and weblinks. The performance need not be long, and it can include several short pieces. Classical selections or musical theater pieces are preferable to popular music. A paragraph describing the applicant’s history of performance study, lessons, performance ensembles, and any awards is helpful. The submission should be sent directly to the Office of Admission for evaluation by a member of the Music Department faculty.
Applicants interested in participating in competitive athletics through Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) are welcome to submit an Athletic Supplement. CMS athletes compete in the SCIAC league (Division III) in eleven women’s sports, including cross country, soccer, volleyball, swimming and diving, basketball, lacrosse, golf, softball, track and field, tennis, and water polo. The Admission Office passes athletic supplements on to coaches in the CMS athletics department. We encourage you to visit the CMS Athletics website for more information and to contact coaches directly.