Who is Eligible?

To apply, you must be a high school senior of color (African American, Asian/Pacific American, Latino/a, Native American). You must also be interested in a liberal arts education (Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences). Lastly, the program is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Application Outline

The application consists of multiple parts outlined below. We must receive all parts by the applicable deadline:

  • Application Form with short answer question. This section may be completed using the online application*, or you may mail or fax us the paper application*There is a short answer required for the application. Be prepared to answer the following in 500 words or less: Since 1835 Oberlin has been a leader in diversity, becoming the first school in the nation to admit African Americans and adopting a policy to admit students regardless of race or gender. Knowing this, what do you feel you can contribute to Oberlin’s community and commitment to diversity?
  • Completed and signed Counselor Form
  • High School Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

Review of applications will be holistic and decisions will be made up to two weeks prior to the program date. Acceptance to a program is very competitive as there are a limited number of spots available for each weekend.


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