Getting into college can seem overwhelming—especially for parents. We’re here to reassure you.
You've been a huge part of your child's journey and supportive in countless ways. While it's ultimately up to your child to take ownership of the college process, getting into and affording college may bring up questions for the whole family.
Learn more about our application process and financial aid to begin answering those questions. You can also see what programs and resources are available to the parents and family members of current Oxy students.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out—admission and financial aid officers are always happy to chat with parents and families. Prospective families are also invited to watch our virtual panel, "Occidental College: An Introduction for the Parents & Families of Prospective Students," led by our Senior Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Volunteer Relations and Campus Visit Experiences, Courtney Stricklin Burgan '03! See below.
Ask an Oxy Parent
The college search process is not just about choosing a place to study, it's about the relationships that your student will build during their four years on campus. Oxy prides itself on its dynamic, engaged and passionate community, and we’re excited to introduce you to some of our most engaged parent volunteers.
Each of the parents below has made themselves available to connect with prospective family members and candidly answer any questions you might have about the Oxy experience. They’ve been in your position before and are ready to be a resource for you as you support your own student now. They’re looking forward to hearing from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out by email.