Caltech Admissions information sessions are now offered online throughout summer 2020.
A Caltech education is widely considered a specialized undergraduate experience for students seeking a highly rigorous STEM education. Prospective students who sign up for an information session should be inclined to apply to a small, STEM-focused, research-intensive institution.
Information sessions are designed for prospective undergraduate students who are current high school/secondary school students or college students seeking to apply for admission.
Each 60-minute information session will be led by an admissions officer. These sessions are designed to answer "why" and "how" questions that are not addressed directly on our website.
"What" questions can generally be answered on our website, such as:
- What are the application requirements?
- What does Early Action mean?
- What are the classes associated with my intended major?
- What is life like for a Caltech student?
- Is there life on Mars? (Okay, so that isn't answered on our website, but we have researchers who are contemplating this very question!)
These sessions are intended to be conversations through which you will get to know Caltech better and decide if this is a place you'll apply.
Prepare for your session
Before you register for an information session, we strongly advise that prospective undergraduate applicants review our academic requirements in order to be eligible for admissions, and Caltech's incoming class profile.
Applicants should also be aware that Caltech does not consider or track demonstrated interest; nor do we track if a student has participated in an information session when evaluating a candidate for admissions.
Schedule your Caltech Elements: Admissions session
These one-hour online sessions will be led by an admissions officer and include an information session as well as an opportunity to hear from current students about their experiences. Click on the links below to register for the session.
- Monday, August 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. PDT
- Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
- Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
Online interactive tour
An online interactive tour allows those off campus to make a virtual visit to Caltech and learn about some of the places that are integral to the community, such as the Athenaeum, the Beckman Institute and Gene Pool, and the Turtle Pond, through a sequence of 13 captioned 360-degree photographs.
In-person Campus tours - SUSPENDED
Due to the coronavirus, on-campus visits for prospective and admitted students have been suspended until further notice.
The Caltech Undergraduate Admissions Office regrets that it cannot accommodate visitors or offer campus tours in person at this time, but the health and safety of our community remains a top priority.
We advise that prospective and admitted students and their families refrain from visiting the Caltech campus. No in-person programming or activities are offered at this time.