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Caltech University

Essay Requirements

Essay Requirements

In addition to the Common App essay questions, all applicants must complete the Supplemental Application Essays. Prompts differ slightly for Transfer applicants. First-year applicants must complete a required Academic Question and also three required Short Answer Questions. Caltech also offers several OPTIONAL Short Answer questions.


Academic Question


Short Answer Questions

All questions have to be answered.

Optional Short Answer Questions

All prompts are optional.

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