If you are a rising senior or a prospective transfer student, we encourage you to interview. Interviews are not required but are highly recommended as part of the Connecticut College application process. Our interviewers see the conversation as a time to exchange information with you and personalize what can often seem an impersonal process. The interview is informational as well as evaluative for both the applicant and the interviewer.
Interviews for high school seniors (those graduating in 2015) have ended. Prospective transfer students may schedule an interview through March. Rising seniors (those graduating in 2016) should check back in May to schedule an interview starting in June.
Both admission counselors and admission fellows conduct interviews and evaluate candidates. However, as most counselors will be scattered across the globe throughout the fall, visiting your high school and others in order to better learn about the background of our applicants, the majority of on-campus interviews will be conducted by the admission fellows.
Admission fellows are current seniors who know the ins and outs of the Connecticut College academic experience and community best. Before you come, read this list of helpful interview tips created by our admission fellows.
Though we encourage all prospective high school seniors to visit our gorgeous campus for an interview, it is not always possible to meet the scheduling needs of every student. Do not despair - again, the interview is not an application requirement.
Even if you can’t make it to New London, there may be an opportunity to interview off campus in the fall: either with a Connecticut College admission counselor during their travels, or with an alumni interviewer.
Alumni interviews are available off-campus to the high school class of 2015 from September 15 through January 1.
We try our best to accommodate all interview requests. Nonethless, alumni availability is limited in certain areas of the country, and it may be necessary to travel some distance for your interview. Rarely can we accommodate alumni interview requests outside the country, but Skype interviews can sometimes be arranged.
Admission counselors offer interviews on the road if their schedule permits. See when an admission counselor will be in your area. We generally do not offer interviews within 150 miles of the College, preferring that students come see the campus first-hand and interview with an admission fellow.
- You may only interview once. This means that, for example, if you interview with a counselor while they are on the road, you cannot have a second interview with a senior admission fellow when you visit campus the following month.
- We try our best to accommodate all alumni interview requests, but alumni availability can be limited. In some regions, you may be required to travel some distance for your interview. Rarely can we accommodate alumni interview requests outside of the country.