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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.
On-campus interviews for the high school class of 2014 have concluded but you can request an alumni interview off-campus until January 1, 2014.
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 highly encourage all prospective high school seniors to come in person to visit our gorgeous campus for an interview, due to the high volume of students wishing to interview as well as other obstacles such as distance and the typically hectic lifestyles of high school seniors, it is unfortunately impossible to meet the scheduling needs of every student. Do not despair - again, the interview is not an application requirement.
If desired, prospective students also have other opportunities to interview either with a Connecticut College admission counselor during their fall travels or with an alumni interviewer.
To see when an admission counselor may be in your area, please view our Admission Counselors on the Road page. 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.
Alumni interviews off-campus are available to the high school class of 2014 from September 15, 2013, through January 1, 2014.
Please note: We try our best to accommodate all interview requests, but alumni availability is limited in some areas of the country. In some cases, you may be required to travel some distance for your interview. Rarely can we accommodate alumni interview requests outside of the country.
If you must cancel . . .
If you are obliged to cancel an interview already scheduled, you may do so online. If you are seeking to cancel within 24 hours of your planned interview, please contact the Office of Admission directly by calling us at 860-439-2200.
We love meeting prospective students and getting to know you as best as possible, but do know that 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 on campus with a senior admission fellow when you visit campus the following month.