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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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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's emphasis on learning in community prepared her for her role.

Navigating the Admission Process

Application Basics

Does the college application seem complicated and overwhelming? We will break down application components, types, and rounds to help you understand the practical aspects of applying to college. Watch Dev Devvrat, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, as he walks you through the application requirements and answers your questions.

Case Study of a College Application

Learn what your college application will look like through an admission officer’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 explains what makes Reed unique. He will answer your questions and unpack the differences between a college and university and a bachelor of science vs. a bachelor of arts degree.

Acing the Interview

Take a deep dive into the college interview to discover why interviews are an important part of the application process. Learn tips for communicating effectively and establish a mindset that will help you ace the interview. Join Assistant Dean of Admission Tim Howe for this 40 minute interactive workshop.

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

Conversations with the President: Audrey and Cheryl

Reed College President Audrey Bilger and her wife Cheryl Pawelski sit down with Milyon Trulove (Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid) to discuss the value of a liberal arts education and how the couple got started on their renowned record collection.

Roaming Reedies: Salt & Straw

Watch as the Roaming Reedies head to Salt & Straw, one of Portland's most popular ice cream brands. Milyon (Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid) and Karnell (Vice President for Student Life) participate in the Ice Cream Olympics and sample flavors so delicious that Milyon drops his spoon.

Reedie Room Tour: Finn's Room in Aspen

Finn is a first-year mathematics-computer science major. Watch as he takes you on a tour of his room in Aspen House.

Diversity and Student Life Panel

Staff from the Office of Student Life and Tony Boston, Interim Dean for Institutional Diversity, discuss the many facets of life as a Reedie, from the Gray Fund to interest-based housing to the Multicultural Resource Center.

Alumni Interview: Kinari Webb '95

Meet Kinari Webb, a Reed biology major, doctor, and founder of Health in Harmony, and learn about her remarkable path to community-led conservation. 

Preview: Alumni Interviews with Kristin '08 and Alex '12

Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, sat down with two Reed alumni who work as lawyers. Hear from Alex Walker '12, a real estate associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Kristin Russell '08, an associate at Stoel Rives LLP.

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Majors and Programs

Academic Panel

Kathy Oleson, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Psychology, and Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Humanities, discuss what makes Reed's educational experience transformational.

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

Watch highlights from faculty office hours with Professor of Chemistry Kelly Chacón and Professor of Biology Sarah Schaack. They 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 break down the major at Reed, discuss their areas of research, and answer your questions.

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, discuss their areas of research, and answer your questions.

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 and how professors advise students interested in engineering through summer research, internships, graduate programs, and jobs.

Pre-Medical Pathways at Reed

Watch Milyon Trulove's conversation with three members of Reed’s pre-med advising team–Janis Shampay, Howard Vollum Professor of Biology and Pre-Health Faculty Adviser; Kara Cerveny, Professor of Biology and Pre-Health Faculty Adviser; and Julia Burrows, Pre-Health Adviser for the Center for Life Beyond Reed.

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