Admission

Visits and Events

We invite you to get to know Reed in person or online. On-campus visit options include a tour, information session, and meeting with an admission counselor. You can also join us throughout the summer for a virtual visit, including a virtual information session, a one-on-one virtual meeting or interview with a member of our team, a virtual campus tour, and special events to help you in the college search and application process. Be sure to check out recordings of past sessions and exclusive alumni interviews on our YouTube Channel.

Learn more about on-campus Visits

Virtual Events for Prospective Students

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  • BEG.
  • INT.
  • ADV.
  • Applying to College
  • beginnerApplication Basics
  • intermediateApplying to Reed
  • advancedApplication Study Hall
  • Financial Aid
  • beginnerFundamentals of Financial Aid
  • intermediateUnderstanding Financial Aid
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  • College Selection
  • beginnerFinding Your College through Virtual Events
  • intermediateNavigating Selective College Admission
  • advancedReed in Context
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • beginnerAcing the Interview
  • intermediateWriting Your Personal Statement
  • advancedCase Study of a College Application

Select a Session

Reed's college search & application curriculum is tiered to enable you to get the information you need, wherever you are in the admission process. If you're just starting out, choose a beginner session. Once you've taken those, build on your knowledge in intermediate and advanced sessions.

 

Old Dorm Block building

July 22 3:00pm

Navigating Selective College Admission

Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Milyon Trulove, will discuss how to navigate the selective college admission process. Join this session and learn how selective institutions think about transcripts, extracurriculars, the application essay, and more.

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Reed Library

July 26 4:00pm

Understanding Financial Aid

Sandy Sundstrom, Director of Financial Aid, will demystify what financial aid is, explain how it works, and show you how to apply. This overview, featuring Reed-specific examples, will be a handy guide for understanding the financial aid process.

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July 29 3:00pm

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.

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Aug 3 4:00pm

Reed in Context

Join Grace Fisher, Associate Dean of Admission, as she puts Reed in context of higher education in the United States and explains what makes Reed unique. She will unpack the differences between a college and university, a bachelor of science vs. a bachelor of arts degree, and will answer your questions.

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Aug 4 7:00AM

EARLY TIME! Writing Your Personal Statement

In this interactive workshop, Dev Devvrat, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, will help you think through essay topics, share tips on the writing and editing process, and break down examples of real college essays.

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Aug 5 2:00pm

Applying to Reed

Ready, set, apply! Milyon Trulove, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, will share the ins and outs of the Reed application process, discuss decision deadlines, provide tips on applying, and answer your specific questions.

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Aug 11 3:00pm

Writing Your Personal Statement

The college essay is unique. We’ll let you in on the dos and don’ts and show you a few sample essays from successful Reed applications.

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Aug 12 7:00pm

LATE TIME! Acing the Interview

We will explain how colleges use interviews to round out your application, fill in any gaps in your materials, and get to know more about your passions and goals. Learn what to expect in your admission interview, common questions to prepare for and ask, and tips for communicating effectively.

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Aug 16 4:00pm

Is Early Decision Right for Me?

Have you heard about Early Decision but been uncertain about its pros and cons? In this session, we will debunk Early Decision myths. With more information and your questions answered, you will leave this session feeling prepared to decide on your application round.

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Aug 19 3:00pm

Understanding Financial Aid

Sandy Sundstrom, Director of Financial Aid, will demystify what financial aid is, explain how it works, and show you how to apply. This overview, featuring Reed-specific examples, will be a handy guide for understanding the financial aid process.

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Aug 19 7:00PM

NEW! Application Resources for International Students

We will encourage you to reflect on your college and career goals, explain the best ways to research schools from a distance, discuss matters to consider when studying abroad, and share expert advice on the application process and components.

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Aug 25 2:00pm

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. This interactive session will let you try the process yourself as you review mock applications and discuss them with your peers.

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Virtual Visits

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Ongoing

Information Session

Hosted in real time by a Reed admission counselor, learn all about Reed—academics, student life, traditions, campus—and ask about anything else you'd like to know.

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Ongoing

Virtual Campus Tour

See Reed’s beautiful campus and learn more about academics and student life in this live virtual tour.

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ONGOING

Conference with a Counselor

Meet one-on-one with an admission counselor to find answers to all your questions about Reed.

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ONGOING

Meet with a Current Student

Connect directly with a current student in these casual, individualized sessions to learn more about life at Reed.

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Ongoing

Interview

Speak individually for about 20 minutes with one of our admission counselors or student interns in a relaxed setting.

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Ongoing

Financial Aid Appointments

Do you have questions about applying for financial aid? Book an appointment to meet with a staff member to find out how financial aid works at Reed.

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Ongoing - Admitted students only

Alumni Meeting

Admitted students can meet with alumni to hear about their college experience and how it shaped their life after Reed. Ask them questions about their favorite Reed traditions, career paths, and more!

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Ongoing

Ask the Faculty

Do you have questions about specific majors? Curious about the curriculum in Reed's conference-style classes? Submit your questions here to be connected to Reed professors.

Submit your Question

Virtual Events for Incoming Students

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Introducing Humanities 110

This session, with two long-time faculty members teaching Hum 110, is an opportunity to learn more about what Hum 110 is, why it's foundational to your Reed education, and how you can make the most of this distinctively Reed experience. July 8, 4:00pm

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July 19 3:00pm

Reedies at Work: The On-Campus Job Experience

Join Reed's Student Work Office and current students as they discuss the myriad of on-campus job opportunities available to Reedies and share tales from their own experiences working on campus.

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See Campus Online

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Live virtual tours

See Reed’s beautiful campus and learn more about academics and student life in this live virtual tour.

Take the tour

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Campus photo album

Look through dozens of photographs showing Reed's campus, classrooms, nuclear reactor, and dorms.

Flip through

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360º views of campus

Explore on your own by clicking through pictures from all around campus.

See Reed on Google Maps

Virtual Events Recordings

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Faculty events

Faculty members give a general overview and answer questions about their department.

Watch a recorded faculty event

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Panels

Watch what happens when faculty members get together to discuss their departments, classes, students and so much more.

Watch a recorded panel discussion

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Faculty-made videos

Our faculty members made these videos just for you - get to know more about a professor as they show you around their lab.

View a pre-recorded faculty video

For questions about virtual visit options, please email us at campus.visit@reed.edu. For accessibility requests, including real-time captioning, please contact Kelsey Platt, campus visit and event coordinator, at least one week prior to the event. Some accommodations may require time for the college to coordinate and having advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.