Check out the questions for the Required Short Answer Questions for transfer applicants.

In the Short Answer section of the Occidental Member questions on the Common App, respond to the following questions:

  • Please share your background, why you are interested in Occidental College, and how transferring furthers your academic and personal goals. (500 words maximum length)
  • In which area(s) do you intend to major, and how have your previous academic experiences influenced this decision? (200 words maximum length)
  • To help us better understand your history, please provide us with a timeline of your activities and/or schooling since graduating high school. Along with dates, please include a list of the schools you have attended, interruptions, if any, and what you did during that time, your employment history, and any other notable endeavors you have pursued. Your response should be in list form. (200 words maximum length)

In addition to our questions, don't forget that we also require a writing sample from a college course (with grade and commentary if possible).

Attention first-year applicants: please visit your required short answer questions in the First-Year Student Application Requirements section.

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