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An interview allows the Admissions Office the opportunity to get to know you a little better than your paper application might normally allow. Interviews can take place either on-campus with an Admissions staff member or off-campus with an Alumni Admissions Program member. Typically, interviews include an in-depth conversation about your college search, along with your priorities for the next four years of your education. Further, it allows you the opportunity to ask questions one-on-one of an Admissions staff member or a local alumnus. Interviews are not required, but they are strongly recommended. Most international applicants are not able to complete an interview, and we do not offer Skype or phone interviews.

On-campus interviews with an Admissions staff member and off-campus interviews with an Alumni Admissions Program member are valued equally in our admissions process; in fact, a majority of students complete their interview off-campus with an Alumni Admissions Program member.

Students should only complete one interview.

Interview on Campus

Schedule an on-campus interview (please allow several weeks advance notice) by telephone: (540) 458-8710. Campus interviews are available to seniors from May through November.

You may begin interviewing on-campus as early as May of your junior year through November of your senior year. Usually there is enough time for parents to ask questions of the interviewer. Plan to arrive fifteen minutes before your scheduled interview appointment.

Interview with an Alumnus in Your Area

If you cannot make the trip to Lexington, you may interview with a member of our Alumni Admissions Program in or near your hometown. The alumni selected for our Alumni Admissions Program are trained by Admissions staff and are as well equipped to answer your questions about Washington and Lee.

Alumni interviews are only available from the fall of your senior year through February 1st. You should contact your local Alumni Admissions Program Chair at least two weeks in advance to secure an appointment and remember that these AAP members are volunteers, so it is best to be patient with your requests.

Schedule an Alumni Admissions Program interview by locating the alumnus closest to your home