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

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

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Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination at Occidental College:  Occidental College does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, gender, sex, 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.

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and related regulations require that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity operated by the College, including in admission and employment practices. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its supporting regulations may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education or to the Occidental’s Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX, including reports of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment can be reported to the College’s Title IX Coordinator, Alexandra Fulcher ( Additional information can be found on the College’s Sexual Respect and Title IX page.

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