Required Writing Supplement
Check out the questions for the Required Writing Supplement for transfer applicants.
Please note, you must adhere to the word limits below to successfully submit your Writing Supplement via the Common App.
Using the Oxy Supplement on the Common App, respond to the following questions:
1. If you’ve had the opportunity to visit campus, please indicate when and in what capacity, and briefly describe your visit experience. (250-word limit)
2. There are thousands of colleges and universities. Why are you applying to Occidental? In your opinion, what distinguishes it from your other choices? (300-word limit)
3. While we realize your interests may change in college, what are your current academic and intellectual curiosities? (250-word limit)
Attention first-year applicants: please visit your required supplement questions in the First-Year Student Application Requirements section.
Transfer applicants, in addition to our supplemental questions, don't forget that we also require a writing sample from a college course (with grade and commentary if possible).
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