Skip to main content

Request an Interview

One-on-one conversation

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. Also, an interview gives you the chance to learn more about Swarthmore. Interviews are not required. You can schedule an interview either on campus or closer to your home, and both options are given equal consideration during the admissions process. 

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

On-Campus Interviews

High school seniors (or rising seniors) can register online for an on-campus interview prior to visiting campus. Interviews are typically offered between June and December, and are no longer available for 2019-2020 applicants. 

Off-Campus Interviews

If you live more than a two-hour drive from our campus, or if traveling to our campus would be difficult, you can request an off-campus interview with a trained alumni volunteer during the fall of your senior year. The last day to register for an off-campus interview for Fall Early Decision applicants was November 4, 2019. The last day to register for an off-campus interview for Winter Early Decision and Regular Decision applicants was December 4, 2019. Off-campus interviews for Class of 2025 applicants will become available in Fall 2020.

International Applicants

If you live in another country and are unable to be matched with a local alumni volunteer, you may arrange an interview with InitialView. Please note that these interviews are optional and are not Swarthmore-specific.

Transfer Applicants

If you are applying as a transfer student, you may register online for an off-campus interview with an alum in your local area. Interviews are typically offered between February and March, and are no longer available for 2019-2020 applicants. Please note that interviews are not required, and applicants who do not interview are not at a disadvantage in our selection process.