Institution: California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Los Angeles -- CA
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Degree
Study Levels: Undergraduate
Early Action Deadline: November 1, 2018
Application Deadline: January 3, 2019
Early Action Decision Notifications: December 17, 2018
Regular Applications Decision Notifications: March 15, 2019
Price: Full cost: $72,084 per academic year
Funding: Grants and Scholarships available
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) encourages talented international students to apply to its exemplary programs. International students are considered as such if they are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time they are submitted applications. U.S. applicants studying abroad are considered U.S. citizens despite their current countries of residence.
Applications are accepted from students who have completed the appropriate curriculum that is required by their home countries. This might include the Cambridge Pre-U, AP, IB, IGCSE, or A Level curricula. The most competitive applicants will have completed three A Level exams (including the physics exam) or the IB curriculum with scores of 6 or 7 on their final examinations.
This curriculum will include four years of math and one year of physics, along with a year of chemistry and three years of English (four is preferred). Each candidate should also have a year of U.S. history or government, although this requirement is frequently waived for students who studied outside of the United States. Each student will be required to take a placement test upon enrolling at Caltech as well.
First-year applicants should submit the Common Application or the Coalition Application, both with the appropriate Caltech Questions. A $75 application fee or requested fee waiver are also required, as are standardized tests, teacher evaluations, and a secondary school report. Academic transcripts and TOEFL scores, along with an International Financial Aid Statement of Intent, should also be supplied.
For applicants considering Early Action versus Regular Decision application time slots, Early Action allows candidates to apply to as many other schools as they would like. However, financial aid is not offered to international citizens under Early Action. Caltech does not offer merit-based scholarships or financial need, and instead meet 100% of all demonstrated financial need by candidates deemed eligible.
All Early Action applications are due no later than November 1, with decisions made in Mid-December. Regular Decision applications are due by January 3, with decisions made in mid-March. Students must make their enrollment decisions no later than May 1. Early Action applicants who are denied may not reapply during Regular Decision, but if they are deferred, they may choose to be reconsidered during Regular Decision.
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