You've learned about us. Now we look forward to learning about you...

Your academics will speak for themselves. But what else matters?

Our best advice is to be yourself. There's no formula for getting in. Creative, soulful, funny, introspective—all words to describe some of our most memorable applicants, but the common thread is always authenticity.

Our other advice is to apply on time.


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And, there are a few extra steps for transfer and international students.


Occidental College does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, pregnancy, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.