Application Requirements

Here's what you need to do:

Required Materials





Complete the Common App including:

✓  Oxy's Required Short Answer Questions

✓  School Report

✓  Counselor Recommendation forms

✓  $70 application fee or fee waiver

Official transcript
Standardized test scores are optional
Midyear report after your first term of senior year.
Two letters of recommendation from teachers (in core academic subjects). Ideally, we’d like letters from 10th- to 12th-grade classes.
If applying Early Decision, you'll also need to complete a binding Early Decision Agreement (available on the Common App).
Optional Materials
Artistic Supplement submitted through Slideroom

Applying as a transfer or international student? Visit our transfer student and international student pages to learn about specific requirements.

Submitting Application Materials:

All application materials should be submitted via the Common Application. Once you have submitted your Common App, you will receive an email within 24 to 48 hours with log-in information for our online Application Portal. There you can update your contact information, view which documents we have received and, if necessary, upload additional materials. 

Have additional items to send? 


Occidental College
Office of Admission
1600 Campus Road M-18
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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