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Occidental College Writing Requirements


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Below is a list of required and optional writing questions for this school.  Depending on your answers to some questions you may be required to complete additional writing questions, so be sure to read all of the instructions within your application. 

First Year     Transfer

First Year

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Why are you applying to Occidental? What are your intellectual curiosities and why do you think Occidental is the right place for you to pursue them? (200 words maximum length) Required Long Answer 1/200
Oxy's central mission emphasizes the value of community amidst diversity. What do you value in a community and how do you see your perspectives and life experiences enhancing it?
(200 words maximum length)
Required Long Answer 1/200
Quirks, idiosyncrasies, peculiarities. They help differentiate us. What is one of yours, and how is it a reflection of your character? (130 words maximum length) Required Long Answer 1/130
If you wish to submit your resume, you may upload it here. Optional Upload --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
This college does not have a Writing Supplement. -- -- --
 
 


Transfer

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Why are you interested in attending Occidental College, and how does transferring here further your academic and personal goals? (200 words maximum length) Required Long Answer 1/200
In which area(s) do you intend to major, and how have your previous academic experiences influenced this decision? (200 words maximum length) Required Long Answer 1/200
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 can be in list form. (200 words maximum length) Required Long Answer 1/200
Standardized tests (SAT or ACT) are required of all
applicants who have graduated from high school within the last five years. If you graduated from high school within the last five years but have not taken standardized tests, please provide an explanation in order to request a waiver.
Optional Long Answer 0/200
Occidental is a writing intensive institution. To that end, we ask all transfer applicants to submit a writing sample from a college course (with grade and commentary if possible). Please upload here or mail a copy to the Occidental Office of Admission with your name and date of birth clearly noted. Required Upload --
If you wish to submit your resume, you may upload it here. Optional Upload --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
This college does not have a Writing Supplement. -- -- --

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  • Date Created: 08/10/2017
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