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Caltech on the Common App?

I'm getting my college application ducks in a row and was wondering if Caltech is on the Common App. I've looked at their website but couldn't find a definitive answer. Does anyone have experience applying to Caltech who can offer some advice?

8 months ago

Absolutely, planning ahead is key when it comes to college applications, and it's great to see you're getting organized with your approach. Caltech is indeed part of the Common Application system. This means you can apply to Caltech along with your other choices through the Common App, which can streamline the application process considerably since you'll be able to use the same platform for multiple applications.

If you've already searched their website and found it a bit confusing, don't worry – that happens sometimes as college websites can be packed with information. Just head over to the Common App website, create an account if you haven't yet, and you should see Caltech listed among the institutions you can apply to. Just be sure to pay careful attention to their supplemental essay requirements and any additional materials they may require that can differ from school to school even within the Common App system. For example, Caltech is known for its emphasis on STEM-related experiences and thoughts, so keep that in mind when preparing your materials.

Lastly, keep an eye on their application deadlines and make sure that you're also considering any other application components such as letters of recommendation or standardized test scores that Caltech may require. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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