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.
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 April of the junior year in high school. Dickinson offers interviews Monday through Friday at 9:15, 10:15 (before September), 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 (except Thursdays), 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. To confirm availability and schedule an interview in advance, please register online or call us at 800-644-1773.
Off-campus interviews are available to prospective students starting in April of the junior year in high school and should be requested no later than your application deadline. On and off-campus interviews are viewed equally by the Admissions Committee.
Dickinson sponsored Interview Days in several locations. Regional counselors hosted these programs, at which our alumni volunteers conduct interviews. These programs provide great opportunities both to meet your regional counselor and complete your admissions interview. Unless otherwise noted, these Interview Days have already occurred:
- Baltimore Area Interview Day
- Boston Area Interview Day
- Connecticut Interview Days (interviews remain open at St Luke's School on Saturday, November 4)
- D.C. Area Interview Day
- NYC Interview Day
- Newark Area Interview Day
- Pittsburgh Area Interview Day
If an Interview Day is not being held in your area or has already passed, please request an individual off-campus interview (see below).
Individual Off-Campus Interviews
These interviews are conducted by our admissions volunteers, typically in person but sometimes through Skype. To request the interview, please use our off-campus interview request form 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 during select Discover Dickinson programs. For more information and to schedule in advance, call the Office of Admissions at 800-644-1773.