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Our application deadline has been extended to January 6, 2021 Read More


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 has been extended to January 6, 2021. 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.

View the Olin application requirements>>>

Candidates' Weekends

We invite about 225-250 applicants to participate in Candidates’ Weekends. This is an opportunity for both 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 concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Instead of having multiple Candidates' Weekends this year, we'll be going virtual with "Candidates' Week", taking place February 26, 2021 through March 7, 2021. The purpose and vibe of the programs during Candidates' Week, however, will remain true to the Olin spirit of creativity and collaboration.

After Candidates' Week, the Admission Committee meets again and makes the final admission decisions. Candidates are notified of their decision by late March.

Learn more about Candidates' Week>>>

If you have any questions about the application or admission process, please contact us at

Admission Timeline

August 1, 2020

Common Application and Coalition Application are available online for students applying for college entry in 2021

January 6, 2021

Deadline for submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application along with the Olin supplemental questions and application fee. Supporting materials should be received by January 15, 2021.

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

Mid-February 2021

Applicants notified if they have achieved "Candidate" status

February 15, 2021

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

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

February 26, 2021 - March 7, 2021

Candidates’ Week (held virtually)

Click here to learn more about Candidates' Week

Late March 2021

Admission and Financial Aid notifications mailed and posted online

May 1, 2021

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

If you have any questions about our admission process, please don't hesitate to contact us at