Required Short Answers

Required Short Answers

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:

  1. Why are you interested in attending Occidental College, and how does transferring here further your academic and personal goals? (200 words maximum length)
  2. In which area(s) do you intend to major, and how have your previous academic experiences influenced this decision? (200 words maximum length)
  3. Oxy's central mission places value on a community composed of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. What do you value in a community and how do you see your perspectives and life experiences contributing to our sense of community? (200 words maximum length)

In addition to our short answer 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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