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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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High School Seniors

You can apply for fall semester entrance at Foundation, Sophomore or Junior-level standing. The spring semester is available for Foundation students, Second-Semester Sophomores, and the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors "Jump Start" program.

 

Applying to college can seem intimidating. Our counselors make it easy. Visit. Call or email. We are here to help you with the process.


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Check Us Out 
It's easy. Our counselors can help with any questions. Call (310) 665-6820 or email. See what makes Otis a unique and vibrant community by visiting the campus and seeing student stories and work on our website. If you can’t come to us, we may be coming to you at a National Portfolio event. See all the options at otis.edu/events. We want to be your first choice.

     
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Apply: online application 

Otis is still accepting applications for Fall 2015.
The earlier you apply, the more we can help you! Enter a valid e-mail address that you check often. That’s how we will contact you.

     
3   Turn in your materials

Using the link we provide, upload your essay and portfolio. Don’t forget to send us transcripts and test scores. Your application will generate a list of items that you need to submit once you apply.

     
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Paying for college
Our Financial Aid Office will help you put together a package of grants, scholarships, loans, and/or work study to bridge the gap between your resources and the cost of tuition and fees. Be sure to apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).

     
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Choose Otis! Tell us you will attend the Spring 2015 term by December 1!
If you've applied for 
the Fall 2015 term, let us know you will attend by May 1!
It's all about fit, and we hope you choose Otis!
Contact us with any questions.

 

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