This year’s fall Tiger Access Program will again be virtual with the possibility of an in-person program for admitted students in the spring. Interested students can choose to participate in one of two programs either on: Sunday, September 26 or Sunday, October 17. Each of these programs will give students the opportunity to connect with the Admission office, student support services and current students of different majors and backgrounds.
Below is a sample of the virtual programming for our Tiger Access Programs (TAP):
- Introduction to Occidental & the liberal arts
- Transitioning to college and academic support
- Breakout sessions
- Current student panel
We are looking for students who have taken some of the most rigorous classes available at their high school, have made an outstanding community impact or maintained significant family responsibilities, and who align with the mission of our residential college. While Occidental does not have any testing or GPA minimums for admission to the College, competitive students have excelled throughout their four years of high school. For more detailed information, it might be helpful to review our first-year class profile.
The final deadline for students to apply for TAP is September 10, 2021. The application includes two short essay prompts, a high school transcript(s) (unofficial screenshot is accepted) and demographic information. Testing will be optional for all applicants in the academic year of 2021-2022. Students have the option of submitting official or self-reported test scores (PSAT is accepted). Students will be notified in mid-September.
If you’re planning to apply, please notify me asap.
College & Career Counselor