There are two parts to the unique admission process at Olin College of Engineering: the Application and Candidates’ Weekends. We want to learn as much about you as possible—and give you the opportunity to learn all about us.

The Application

Students applying to Olin will submit the Common Application or Coalition Application, including Olin-specific member questions and application fee, online through the Common Application website or Coalition Application website. Our application deadline is January 3, 2022. The application must be submitted by 11:59 PM in the applicant's local time zone on that date. 

All applications are reviewed in January. We have a holistic review process that carefully evaluates each applicant’s academic and personal qualities. In mid-February, applicants will be notified regarding if they are advancing to the second phase of the admission process, Candidates’ Weekend.

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Candidates' Weekends

We invite about 225-250 applicants to participate in Candidates’ Weekends. This is an opportunity both for Olin to learn more about applicants, and for applicants to learn more about the Olin community, curriculum and culture. All applicants who reach the second phase of the process are required to participate in Candidates’ Weekends, as the information gleaned provides the basis for final admission decisions. Due to continuing concerns for the safety of the Olin community as well as the Candidates and their families surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will once again offer a virtual "Candidates' Week", taking place February 25, 2022 through March 6, 2022. The purpose and vibe of the programs during Candidates' Week, however, will remain true to the Olin spirit of creativity and collaboration. 


Admitted students may participate in our on-campus April 2022 Visit Program which will include class visits and social programming.  Information about planning an April visit, including registration links for overnight accommodations at the Babson Executive Conference Center, conveniently located within walking distance of the Olin campus, will be available on the admitted student portal.  

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Admission Timeline

August 1, 2021

Common Application and Coalition Application are available online for students applying for college entry in 2022

January 3, 2022

Deadline for submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application along with the Olin supplemental questions and application fee. 

The application and Olin-specific questions must be submitted by 11:59 PM in the applicant's local time zone.

Mid-February 2022

Applicants notified if they have achieved "Candidate" status

February 15, 2022

Deadline to apply for need-based financial aid by submitting the FAFSA form

Learn more about Olin's scholarship and need-based aid programs

Februrary 25, 2022 -  March 6, 2022

Candidates’ Week

Learn more about Candidates' Week

Late March 2022

Admission and Financial Aid notifications mailed and posted online

May 1, 2022

National reply deadline for admitted students to select their school of choice

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