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Your academic record will speak for itself. 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.

In response to the significant impact on the lives of students, families and school officials due to the wildfires in California, Oxy will work with students and families who may need additional assistance or flexibility with their Early Decision or Transfer applications. If you would like to request a deadline extension, please email us at

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.