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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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Reedie Room Tour: Connor’s Room in the Russian House

Connor is a sophomore at Reed who is majoring in English and minoring in Russian. Watch as he takes you on a tour of his room in the Russian House and introduces you to Reed’s language house community. Reed has five language houses—Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Russian—all of which are open to returning students.

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.

Application Basics

Join Dev Devvrat, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, as he breaks down application components, types, and rounds to help you understand the practical aspects of applying to college. 

Case Study of a College Application

Learn what your college application will look like through an admission counselor’s eyes and what matters most in the admission process.

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.

Fundamentals of Financial Aid

What do students and families need to know when applying for financial aid? Sandy Sundstrom, Director of Financial Aid, will explain the fundamental components of financial aid and offer guidance on discussing college financing as a family.

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: Portland Farmers Market at PSU, Part 1

Join Milyon (Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid) and Karnell (Vice President for Student Life) as they visit the Portland Farmers Market and sample everything from hot sauce to kombucha.

Roaming Reedies Student Edition: Sellwood Neighborhood Tour

Watch a group of Reedies explore Sellwood, which borders Reed and is easy to reach by bike, bus, or car. 

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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