If you are unable to travel to the Washington and Lee University campus in Lexington, Virginia, please feel free to contact an Alumni Admissions Program Chair in your area to arrange an interview. The Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) is a network of alumni volunteers who assist with stduent recruitment activities, including interviews, college fairs and receptions. As you will see below, there is an extensive network of AAP members structured with our Alumni Chapters. To arrange an interview, students should contact their local AAP Chair directly; specific cities are listed, but each chapter covers a larger metropolitan area.
Local alumni interviews and on-campus interviews with an admission staff member are valued equally in our admissions process; students should complete only one interview, either on-campus with an adimssions staff member or off-campus with an AAP member. A majority of applicants interview off-campus with an AAP member. While on-campus interviews go from May to August, our AAP representatives do not start interviewing until late September and finish each year by January 31.
While our alumni network is extensive, we understand that there may not be an AAP representative close to where you live or even within your state or country. While interviews are strongly recommended, we understand that not all students will be able to complete an interview. For example, if it would take you two hours to drive to your local AAP representative, then we do not expect you to travel such a great distance to interview. Most boarding school students and international applicants, with the exception of those students near London and Mexico City, will not be able to interview. We do not offer phone or Skype interviews.
Should you have any difficulty in connecting with a member of your local chapter, contact Robert Koch, Associate Director of Admissions, at email@example.com or call the Admissions Office at (540) 458-8710. Remember, our AAP members are volunteers, so please be patient with your interview requests. Feel free to read up here for more details on interviews.