Consider an Interview
Essays and transcripts don't always tell us the whole story. An interview gives you an opportunity to tell us about yourself in person, unconstrained by the formality of the written page and the remoteness of school records.
Please visit our Campus Visit page to sign up for an interview.
Student interviews are scheduled directly through the admissions office. Interviews are not required, but are helpful both for the admissions office and the applicant. Interviews are conducted on campus by current seniors and staff, or off campus by staff and alumni.
Interview evaluations will become a part of your application and may be used in the decision making process. Although interviews are typically casual by nature, you should be prepared to talk about yourself and your interests relating to Brandeis and your high school experience. An interview will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and share additional personal information.
About On-Campus Interviews
Guidelines for on-campus interviews are as follows:
- Prospective students may schedule interviews on campus any time after June 1 of their junior year.
- Candidates must schedule on-campus interviews by early December (Nov. 1 for Early Decision I)
About Off-Campus Interviews
Off-Campus interviews with an alumni representative are available to first-year applicants in some regions. Off-campus interview requests must be made at least 4-6 weeks prior to your application deadline, and are available during the fall of each year. Please click on our AAC Interview Request Form to request an interview and allow 4-6 weeks for a request response.
About Interviews for International Students
A limited amount of Skype interviews are available to first-year applicants who live outside the United States. Interviews are based on availability and are reserved for students who have not visited campus or already completed an interview with a Brandeis representative on or off campus.
Skype interviews will be offered Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
To request a Skype interview, please fill out this form. An admissions representative will contact you within two weeks to confirm whether we are able to accommodate your request for an interview.