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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be offering virtual interview options for rising seniors in lieu of our typical on-campus interviews until further notice.

Why should you interview with us? While your application gives us a lot of information, a face-to-face conversation helps us learn more about you as an individual. 

Interviews are not required. Applicants who do not interview are not at a disadvantage, and Swarthmore does not practice ‘demonstrated interest’ in its application review process.

Please select the appropriate option below for more information.

Interviewing as a First Year Applicant

For Students Attending High School in the U.S.

Virtual fellow interviews (conducted via Zoom with a trained Swarthmore Admissions Fellow) are now full. 

You may request an interview with a trained alumni volunteer in the fall of your senior year. Interview requests for first-year applicants are now closed. 

For Students Attending High School Outside the U.S.

There are several options for students attending high school outside the U.S. to interview with us virtually:

  • Virtual fellow interviews (conducted via Zoom with a trained Swarthmore Admissions Fellow) are now full. 
  • International students who are current high school seniors can request a virtual interview with a trained alumni volunteer. Interview requests for first-year applicants are now closed. 
  • International students can arrange an interview with InitialView or Vericant at any time. Please note that InitialView and Vericant interviews are not Swarthmore-specific.

Interviewing as a Transfer Applicant

Prospective transfer students may now request a virtual interview with a trained alumni volunteer. Request a virtual alumni interview

Transfer interview requests must be submitted by March 22, 2021.