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Transcripts and essays are a good start — but they don't tell the whole story.

Whether you sit down with admissions staff or a student admissions fellow, interviews are an opportunity to tell your story in a way that an essay or a transcript can't. Interviews are also a chance to get in-depth answers to your questions about Brandeis.

And while interviews may not be required, they can be an important element of your Brandeis application. Available only to rising or current high school seniors, interviews become part of your application, giving us another way to get to know you.


Interviews are offered in person and virtually. Conducted by student Admissions Fellows, interviews are typically casual by nature and will give you the opportunity to talk about yourself and your interests relating to Brandeis.

Interviews are an optional part of the application process at Brandeis. Interviews will be available in the summer for rising high school seniors applying for the Fall 2025 semester. 

International Student Interviews

We strongly encourage international applicants to interview through third-party services like InitialView or Vericant, which conduct interviews in person and through online video platforms around the world. Students using these services should note the following deadlines:

  • Early Decision I: Nov. 15
  • Early Decision II / Regular Decision: Jan. 15

A limited number of virtual interviews are available through the Office of Admissions for international students who don't have access to InitialView or Vericant. These interviews take place after you've submitted your application.