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.

Instructions

All supplements should be submitted using the website SlideRoom, which you can access through the Common Application or through pomonacollege.slideroom.com. 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.
  • Although the Common Application refers to only "arts" supplements, science and math supplements should also be submitted using SlideRoom.
  • You may also submit additional letters of recommendation as PDFs.
  • 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.

Supplement Requirements

Visual Arts Supplements

  • 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.

Theatre Supplements

  1. 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
  2. Actors/performance students should also submit 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
  3. Technical/design students should submit a portfolio of work.
  4. Playwrights should submit a writing sample.

Music Supplements

  1. A PDF résumé or list summarizing your music experience, including:
    • Specific instrument, voice or composition experience
    • Years studied
    • Repertoire (solo and/or ensemble)
    • Awards received
    • Any other information that is directly relevant to your experience as a musician
  2. Approximately 10 minutes or more of solo performance demonstrating your musical ability in different styles:
    • List your instrument/voice part, and work performed on the recording
    • You may include up to three solo instrument/vocal parts, but must clearly label these pieces as such
    • You may submit each piece as a separate file, or single recording
    • Please submit unprocessed samples (no reverb, auto-tuning, or other sound enhancements)
    • If you submit a video, make sure the audio is clear

Dance Supplements

  1. 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
  2. (Optional) A video of two-minutes maximum 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

Science and Mathematics Research Supplements

  1. A detailed description (including methods and results) for each project.
  2. A detailed explanation of the nature of your project (group, independent, etc.) and description of your contributions.
  3. The specific context (independent study, science fair, college lab, etc.) including funding sources, if applicable.
  4. Project duration.
  5. Research supervisor's name and relationship to you, if applicable.
  6. Grades and comments received, if applicable.
  7. You are also strongly encouraged to include a letter of evaluation from your research mentor describing your work's quality. You may also submit related video, documents, or references from research supervisors.