Required Short Answers
Check out the questions for the Required Short Answer Questions for transfer applicants.
In the Short Answer section of the Occidental Member questions on the Common App, respond to the following questions:
There are thousands of colleges and universities. Why are you applying to Occidental? In your opinion, what distinguishes it from your other choices? (Suggested length is 150-250 words)
If you’ve had the opportunity to visit campus, please indicate when and in what capacity, and briefly describe your visit experience. (Suggested length is 150-250 words)
While we realize your interests may change in college, what are your current academic and intellectual curiosities? (Suggested length is 150-250 words)
In addition to our short answer questions, don't forget that we also require a writing sample from a college course (with grade and commentary if possible).
Attention first-year applicants: please visit your required short answer questions in the First-Year Student Application Requirements section.
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