Question 1: Do the recommendation letters have to be turned in with the application packet?
We prefer that the letters of recommendation be submitted as soon as possible following the submission of the online application. Recommendation letters should be sent (in a sealed envelope) directly from those who write them, and they may be sent before or after the application is submitted.
Question 2: May I turn in more than the required number of recommendation letters?
Yes. However, it is advisable to limit the number to one or two extra since a total of three to four well-chosen recommendations will usually paint a clear picture of the candidate, and additional recommendations will only add to the committee members’ reading time.
Question 3: Do you give preference to California residents?
No. Although a significant portion of our student body is from California, this is merely a reflection of our overall applicant pool.
Question 4: Do you accept international students?
Yes. International students and any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens should be prepared to provide proof of legal U.S. residency at the time of application. Proof of legal U.S. residency is required prior to any offer of acceptance.