Arts and Sciences Admissions

Art Supplements

Art Supplements

Oberlin enrolls a diverse class with a wide variety of interests, and you are welcome to submit supplemental materials to highlight a special accomplishment or talent. However, supplemental materials are not required for the admissions process, and we can provide no guarantee that all materials will be reviewed or evaluated. Faculty members do not evaluate submissions.

Art Supplements must be submitted online through an applicant's status portal. Any supplemental art materials that are mailed or emailed to our office will not be reviewed.

Applicants will receive instructions on how to access their status portals and submit supplemental materials after their Common Applications have been submitted and processed, typically within 1-2 days.

While supplemental materials may highlight any talent, we most commonly see submissions in the following categories:

• Visual Art
• Music
• Theater
• Dance
• Creative Writing

In consideration of the application committee's time, we ask that you limit uploads to no more than two files per talent area (or 10 photos for visual art). Audio or video clips should be no more than five minutes in length. All common file formats are accepted.

Art supplements should be submitted no later than two weeks after the application deadline.

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