Oberlin College application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts

Fall 2015

First Year

  • Early Decision - 11/15/2014
  • Early Decision II - 01/02/2015
  • Early Admission (juniors only) - 01/15/2015
  • Regular Decision - 01/15/2015

Essay (500 word maximum)
Oberlin is a place of intense energy and creativity, built on a foundation of academic, artistic, and musical excellence. With its longstanding commitments to access, diversity, and inclusion, Oberlin is the ideal laboratory in which to study and design the world we want. What does your Oberlin look like?

For Home Schooled Applicants 
Provide a copy of a recently written academic paper. Papers do not need to be lengthy, but should be a typical example of your written work. Graded copies are preferred. A recent scientific laboratory report is welcome as an example of an academic paper.

For Home Schooled Applicants
Upload a copy of your academic portfolio, a detailed syllabus that lists the subjects studied each year, the dates each subject was studied, a description of each course of study, major texts used or literature read, and evidence of science laboratory experiences.

Hint: A .pdf file under 500 KB in size will be accepted.