Application Requirements

Application Requirements

Complete the follwing requirements and submit your Common App. 

Submit Your Application

Required Materials





Complete the Common App including:

✓  Oxy's Required Short Answer Questions

✓  School Report

✓  Counselor Recommendation forms

✓  $60 application fee or fee waiver

Official transcript
Standardized test scores. We accept the ACT or SAT. (SAT subject tests 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.

Want to mail something to us? Send it to:

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

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.


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875