First-year and transfer applicants are invited to submit additional materials for consideration as part of their application for admission. While supplements are not required, we are very interested in learning more about the activities you engage in with passion and dedication. This is not an application to a specific major or department, or for a scholarship, rather a chance to highlight aspects of your experience for the Admissions Committee. Supplemental materials should be received in the Admissions Office no later than the application deadline under which you are applying.
All supplements should be submitted using the website SlideRoom. You can access SlideRoom directly via the Common Application. If you are submitting your application via The Coalition Application or the QuestBridge Application, you will need to enter the ID number provided to you when you create your application. Some tips about submitting supplements:
- If submitting through the Common Application, choose "yes" to the art supplement question in the Pomona College section of the "My Colleges" tab.
- Once you log into Pomona's SlideRoom portal, you will see a list of the various programs for which you can submit a supplement. Identify the correct program and click "begin." You may submit multiple program supplements from this page.
- You will be unable to submit your SlideRoom supplement(s) until you submit the Common Application to Pomona College.
- If you don't have access to video equipment, you will not be penalized. We will give you due consideration based on the written information you submit.
Visual Arts Supplements
Complete this supplement only if: you have pursued your interest outside of the high school art assignments; you intend to major/minor in art; or, at a minimum, you plan to enroll in art classes at Pomona.
- A PDF résumé or list summarizing your visual arts experience. You may also list any honors, awards or special training outside of high school or college.
- 10-20 pieces of your best artwork. Videos should be no longer than five minutes.
- Actors/performers should submit a PDF résumé listing roles played, beginning with the most recent:
- Include year, character, play, author, group and director
- You may also summarize other theatrical experience
- Describe additional drama courses and private study
- A personal statement describing your future plans is also encouraged
- Actors/performance students should also submit recordings of at least two auditions of contrasting styles, which must list the work in the recording; not be more than two minutes each; focus on the individual performance (monologues, etc.); or, if featuring a group piece, clearly state in the summary which performer you are. Technical/design students should submit a portfolio of work. Playwrights should submit a writing sample.
A complete music supplement includes two components:
- PDF document: a résumé or list summarizing experience with instrument, voice and/or composition; years studied, ensemble participation, repertoire (solo and/or ensemble), awards received; and any other relevant information. If submitting a composition, we encourage PDFs of your work(s) in addition to recording(s).
- Approximately 10 minutes of audio file(s) of solo performance representing your abilities and demonstrating contrasting styles, or up to 10 minutes of your composition. You may submit each piece as a separate file, or a single recording may include more than one piece. Please list your instrument/voice part, and work(s) performed on the recording. You may include individual solo recordings for up to three areas, but clearly label each piece. Because we want to hear your "live" sound, please submit unprocessed samples (i.e. do not add reverb, employ auto-tuning, or otherwise enhance the sound).
- If you submit a (optional) video recording, please make sure the audio is clear.
Complete this supplement only if you have made a substantial commitment of time and energy to dance and you plan to continue this commitment in college.
- A PDF résumé or list summarizing your dance experience, including:
- Years and technique(s) studied
- Summer programs, clubs, performances, etc.
- Repertoire (solo and/or ensemble)
- Awards received
- (Optional) A video (at least two minutes in length) of performance, studio or rehearsal:
- You may submit an original piece you or another dancer has choreographed, highlighting your uniqueness as a dancer
- List the work(s) performed