Interviews are not required, but are helpful both for the admissions office and the applicant. Photo by Ken Schles.

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.

Meet our Senior Interviewers!

About On-Campus Interviews

Guidelines for on-campus interviews are as follows:

  • Prospective first years may schedule interviews on campus any time after June 1 of their junior year. 

  • First year candidates must schedule on-campus interviews by early December (Nov. 1 for Early Decision I)

Interviews for prospective first years are now available for registration. Please visit our calendar to schedule your interview. In order to register, you must select "Freshman" as your student type and entry term "Fall 2017".

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 summer and fall of each year. Skype interviews may be available for students who live in areas without an alumni volunteer base. Off-campus interviews are now closed for students applying for fall 2016. Registration will open for 2017 first-year applicants next fall.

If you submitted an off-campus interview request more than six weeks ago and have not been contacted by an alum, please e-mail The Alumni Admissions Council Team at AAC@brandeis.edu to check your status.

About Interviews for International Students

Due to limited availability, Skype interviews are no longer being offered to prospective international students. International students wishing to submit additional information should consider including it with their application. International applicants with questions should contact Doug Nevins, Assitant Director of International Admissions, at dnevins@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis accepts interviews conducted by InitialView and Vericant interview services. If you have completed an interview through one of these services, please send it to Brandeis, and notify us at interview@brandeis.edu so that it can be included with your application.