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Whether you are new to the college search—and looking for guidance—or newly admitted to Reed, we invite you to learn more about the application process and explore Reed’s distinctive academic program and unique community. 

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Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Study Abroad in Paris

Join Aakash and three other Reedies studying abroad in Paris for a day in their lives as they take classes and explore all that the city has to offer—including delicious pastries, incredible vistas, and a fun light show.

Navigating the Admission Process

Is Early Decision Right for Me?

Hear from five current Reedies about the benefits of applying and finding out early. They discuss how applying Early Decision removed some of the stress from their senior year and let them show their enthusiasm for Reed.

Move-in Day Q&A: College Search Advice

Milyon Trulove (Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid) talks to new Reedies and families on move-in day and gets their unfiltered advice on the best ways to approach the college search.

Application Basics

The college application process has a lot of moving parts. In this event recording, Assistant Dean of Admission Marissa Seiler walks you through the different rounds and required materials and answers questions.

Reed in Context

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, puts Reed in the greater context of higher education and unpacks the differences between a college and university and a bachelor of science vs. a bachelor of arts degree.

Understanding Financial Aid

Sandy Sundstrom, Reed's Director of Financial Aid, demystifies financial aid, explains how it works, and shows you how to apply. This overview, featuring Reed-specific examples, is a handy guide for understanding the financial aid process.

Top Tips for Writing your Personal Statement

Our admission counselors explain their top tips for writing your college essay.

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Getting to Know Campus and Communities

Reedie Room Tour: Jojo’s Room in Bragdon

Jojo is a sophomore linguistics major. Watch as she takes you on a tour of her room in Bragdon Hall.

Roaming Reedies: Coffee at Nossa Familia

Join Milyon and Karnell as they visit Nossa Familia Coffee, a beloved coffee shop with a Brazilian twist located six minutes from campus.

Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Hawthorne Neighborhood Tour

Watch four Reedies explore Hawthorne Boulevard, just a fifteen-minute bus ride from campus and one of the coolest neighborhoods in town.

Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Portland Gardens Tour

Watch as four Reedies venture out to explore Portland’s bounteous blooms. Rachel, Lydia, Noah, and Rayn visit the Japanese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden, and the Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Reed Alumni: Day in the Life of a Research Assistant

Meet Ipsita Krishnamurthy ’20 as she takes you on a tour of her day as a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University. Ipsita wields a pipette like a pro and introduces you to all the fellow Reedies in her lab.

Reed Alumni: Day in the Life of a Park Ranger

Meet Hanna Dörnhofer ’16, a Reed grad, bio major, and community engagement park ranger. Hanna takes you through her day as she counts frog eggs, clears brush, and reflects on how Reed  prepared her for her role.

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Majors and Programs

Academic Panel ’23

Professors Kathy Oleson and Nigel Nicholson discuss what makes Reed’s academic program one of the most distinctive in the country. 

Faculty Office Hours - Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Professor of Chemistry Kelly Chacón and Professor of Biology Sarah Schaack talk about their departments and the biology, chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours - Psychology

Join Professors of Psychology Jennifer Henderlong Corpus and Enriqueta Canseco-Gonzalez in their virtual office hours as they discuss the psychology major at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours - English, Creative Writing, and Comparative Literature

Join Professors Samiya Bashir, Libby Drumm, and Jay Dickson in their virtual office hours as they break down studying English at Reed.

Engineering Pathways at Reed

There are many paths from Reed to a career in engineering. Watch this panel discussion to learn more about the 3:2 engineering program.

Pre-Medical Pathways at Reed

Watch Milyon Trulove's conversation with three members of Reed’s pre-med advising team.

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