Interviewing is a great way for us to get to know you better and to help us gain insight into your personal experiences, passions and goals. Your interview at Dickinson is also an excellent opportunity for you to explore the college, get vital questions answered and enhance your application.
Interviews are offered for as many applicants and prospective students as possible but are not a required element of the application. Due to interview demand, students may only participate in one interview opportunity.
You may bring an unofficial transcript and/or activities resume to your interview. Thoughtful questions about Dickinson's programs, people and opportunities are also welcomed.
Dickinsonians enjoy conversation in the red Adirondack chairs stationed outside a residence hall.
On-campus interviews last approximately 35 minutes (though you should reserve a full hour in your visit schedule) and are conducted by admissions counselors and trained student interviewers. Because interviews are included as part of your Dickinson application, on-campus interviews should be scheduled and conducted before your application deadline.
Interviews are available to prospective students starting in May of the junior year in high school. Dickinson offers interviews Monday through Friday at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. To confirm availability and schedule an interview in advance, please call us at 800-644-1773 or register online.
Off-campus interviews may be available in your area. These interviews are conducted by our trained alumni and parent volunteers as well as student interviewers. We accord off-campus interviews the same weight in application review as those conducted on campus.
Off-campus interviews are offered to seniors from mid-September through the end of January and should be requested at least three weeks before your application deadline. To confirm availability and schedule the interview, please contact us via e-mail or call 800-644-1773.
Forum, a group interview, is a discussion-driven experience in which prospective students interact with each other and members of the admissions staff. Forum highlights Dickinson's distinctive brand of liberal-arts education and gives you a preview of the types of discussion and dialogue your many encounter in our classrooms.
Forum is offered on Mondays and Fridays at 1:15 p.m. during the month of April. For more information and to schedule in advance, call the Office of Admissions at 800-644-1775.