We’d like to get to know you better! When you interview with an Admissions Counselor you’ll have the opportunity to tell us something about what makes you, you! We’d like to know what you did in high school, the kinds of activities you enjoy and what your goals are for the future. The interview plays a significant role in the selection of the freshman class and is highly recommended for admission, especially for those applicants who live within one day's drive from our campus. Of this year's enrolled freshman class, 92% interviewed with our office.
What to Expect
The interview is a one-on-one formal, evaluated appointment; a student may not "re-interview" and therefore, should wait until the appropriate time in his or her college search. During this interview, you will have approximately twenty minutes to discuss your story with your Admissions Counselor. They then become your advocate during the decision process. If anyone accompanies you during the visit, they will be invited to join you for the remainder of your time together to ask any additional questions. Dress is of your own choice, however as with any interview scenario the way you present yourself is always an important consideration. We recommend dressing professionally.
Should I Interview?
Seniors and rising seniors in high school are highly encouraged to conduct their interview on their visit even if it is their first trip to campus. However, we can begin interviewing juniors during their spring term, but you must contact the Admissions Office directly at 724-458-2100 or email@example.com to arrange a spring Junior Interview. Interviews can be completed until the application deadlines noted below.
• Early Decision Applicants must interview no later than November 15 of the candidate’s senior year.
• Regular Decision Applicants must interview no later than February 1 of the candidate’s senior year.
When Can I Interview?
When school is in session: Monday-Friday we are available from 9-11 a.m.; 1:30-4 p.m. on the half an hour. Tours are available following all interview times.
Summer hours: Monday-Friday we are available from 9-11 a.m.; 1:30-3 p.m. on the half an hour. Tours are scheduled due to availability.
Saturday Interview Days
We also conduct interviews on select weekends throughout the year. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. with interviews beginning at 9 a.m. and the last appointment beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Tours are available following all interview times.
Saturday, September 12
Saturday, October 24
Saturday, December 5
Saturday, January 30
Schedule your appointment online today!
Skype Interview Options
We do have the option for students who live over six hours away from campus to conduct a virtual interview.
Please note that we highly recommend visiting our campus if you live within a day’s drive. To schedule your Skype interview, please contact the Admissions Office today at 724-458-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Skype interviews cannot be scheduled online. You can find out who your counselor is HERE
. Please have your Skype username available at the time you make your appointment.Open House Interview Options
We also have the option for students who live over six hours away from campus to conduct their interview on some of our Open House Days. These interviews are available starting at 11 a.m. on:
• Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Discovery Day: Hopeman School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
• Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Senior Crimson Day I
• Saturday, October 31, 2015 – Discovery Day: Calderwood School of Arts & Letters
• Saturday, November 14, 2015 – Senior Crimson Day II
• Saturday, December 5, 2015 – Open House, Department of Education
To schedule your interview, please contact the Admissions Office at 724-458-2100 or email@example.com
. Open House day interviews cannot be scheduled online. Open House Interviews will not be available on Junior Crimson Day.
For a list of our Open House dates, please click HERE
.Homecoming Weekend Interviews
Seniors in high school who are children of alumni can also schedule their interview on Saturday, September 26, 2015 during Homecoming Weekend. The Admissions Office will be available for these appointments from 9-10:30 a.m. Prescheduling is required.
To schedule your interview during Homecoming, please contact the Admissions Office at 724-458-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Homecoming interviews cannot be scheduled online.