Candidates’ Weekend

Each year, we invite about 225-250 applicants from our amazingly talented pool to participate in Candidates' Weekends. In 2022, Candidates' Weekends will be held on campus, virtually, or a combination of both formats. More information about the format of Candidates' Weekend in 2022 will be available later in the year. Applicants who wish to remain in consideration for admission must participate in this second phase of the application process. The experiences are designed to be fun, informal, and informational experiences. They are an opportunity for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. If you are invited to participate in Candidates' Weekend, you will be notified by mid-February. 

What happens at Candidates’ Weekend?

During Candidates' Weekend, you’ll meet and hear from faculty, interact with current students and alumni, experience aspects of student life, and celebrate with the community as Olin comes together for these special events. There will be both evaluative components of the program, such as an interview, as well as plenty of opportunities for Candidates to engage with our community and learn more about Olin. After the program, the Admission Committee meets again and makes the final admission decisions. Candidates are notified of their decision by late March.

How is Candidates’ Weekend used by Admission?

Candidates’ Weekends are about learning more about the Candidates in the context of Olin’s unique, highly collaborative setting so that we can craft an intentional cohort of incoming students that will be cohesive but diverse. Candidates will be evaluated by members of the Olin community, and that information will be used by the Admission Committee to make final admission decisions.

If you have any questions about Candidates' Weekend and how it is used in our admission process, please contact us.