The application is due on September 18, 2015. All applicants will be notified of their decision by September 28, 2015.
Please note: You will need a copy of your unofficial high school transcript through junior year; you will be asked to upload a copy to your application. You will also be asked to write one essay, so it may be beneficial to write the essay before opening the application. This essay prompt is the same one you will find on the Common Application, and it is okay to use the same essay on both. Here is the prompt:
At Pitzer, five core values distinguish our approach to education: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. As agents of change, our students utilize these values to create solutions to our world’s challenges. Please answer only ONE of the following prompts in 650 words or less.
- Incorporating one or more of our core values, how would you contribute to solving a local or global issue of importance to you?
- Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community, how have you engaged with one or more of Pitzer’s core values?
As part of our commitment to diversity and intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host its Fall Diversity Program from Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31, 2015. This program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the United States.
The program provides prospective students an opportunity to experience the distinct atmosphere that sets Pitzer College apart from other colleges while interacting with current students, faculty, staff and other high school seniors considering Pitzer. If you are unable to attend the Diversity Program and would still like to visit Pitzer, we are happy to accommodate your visit during Preview Pitzer Day. Registration will become available in September, 2015.
The Diversity Program is an all-inclusive, all-expense-paid program for which round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement) will be covered. Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day weekend. Check out this video of our program from the Fall of 2014!
View pictures from previous programs and connect with Pitzer College!
Fall Diversity Program, 2015 – Tentative Schedule
|Thursday, October 29
|9:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Student Arrival||Check-in at the Office of Admission|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Lunch – Have an organic experience.||Outdoor Classroom (The Grove House)|
|12:00 – 1:00 p.m.||Welcome to the Program! / Energizer||Office of Admission|
|1:15 – 2:30 p.m.||Attend a Class or Interview with Admission Staff||Various locations (check your folder for assignment)|
|2:45 – 4:00 p.m.||Attend a Class or Interview with Admission Staff||Various locations (check your folder for assignment)|
|4:15 – 5:30 p.m.||5-College Scavenger Hunt||Leaving from Office of Admission|
|5:45 p.m.||Host Pick-Up||Office of Admission|
|6:15 – 7:15 p.m.||Welcome Dinner||Gold Student Center Multi Purpose Room|
|7:20 – 9:30 p.m.||Discover Your Resources Visit either the Latino Student Union, Black Student Union, Queer Resource Center, Multi Ethnic and Racial Group Exchange, or the Center for Asian Pacific American Students.||Leave McConnell Living Room at 8:20 p.m.|
|9:30 p.m. (optional)||Cookies and Milk – Hang out with your sponsor and past Diversity Program participants!||The Grove House|
|Friday, October 30
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Preview Pitzer Day, Breakfast and Registration||The Mounds|
|8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Preview Pitzer Day||Follow Admitted Student Day schedule for locations|
|4:30 – 5:30 p.m.||Eat Dinner With Your Sponsor! In-N-Out||The Mounds near the dinning hall|
|5:45 p.m.||Griffith Observatory||Meet at the Office of Admission at 5:40 p.m.|
|8:30 p.m.||Bus Pick-up. Head back to campus for desserts and goodbyes.||Griffith Observatory|
|Saturday, October 31
|Morning – Noon||Continental Breakfast and Departure from Campus. Check your folder for specific time.||Leaving from Office of Admission|
|All activities are required. Students must remain on the 5 Claremont College campuses at all times.|