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Virtual Interviews

Interviewing can help you enhance your Common App as you give voice to all the pieces we review as part of your application. Sign up for an Admissions Online Interview or an Alumni Online Interview with a Lafayette alum. If you have questions about interviews, consult the FAQs. Please note that a student can complete ONE interview, whether that is a virtual interview, an alumni interview or an interviewed through a community based organization (Schuler Scholars, Achievement first, Ideal, etc.). Interviews continue through February 1, 2021.

Who will interview me when I sign up for a virtual interview?

If you sign up for an Admissions Online Interview, you will be interviewed by one of the following

  • Admissions Director, a member of the admissions staff
  • Senior Interviewer, a student who is a senior at Lafayette and has been trained to interview prospective students.

If you sign up for an Alumni Interview Online, we try our best to match you with a Lafayette alum. If an alum is not available, we may pair you with an admissions director or senior interviewer.

What are the advantages of scheduling one of the two types of interviews?

An Admissions Online Interview allows you to connect with a current senior interviewer or admission director. If you have lots of questions about or want perspectives on campus life, residential living and classes, an Admissions Online Interview may be the right fit for you. These interviews take place weekdays at appointed times (see below).

An Alumni Online Interview gives you the opportunity to connect with an alum who has been a student at Lafayette, but now can look back on their experiences and see them with a different lens. If you have questions about or appreciate perspectives on outcomes after graduation, including the alumni network, how internships and graduate school play into getting a job, career pathways beyond your time at Lafayette, an Alumni Admissions Interview may be right for you. These interviews take place at a time deemed convenient for your and your interviewer.

Be assured that both types interviews carry the same weight in the admissions review process. It makes no difference with whom you interviewed, however, the fact that you interviewed can make a positive difference in your application.

Is an interview required as part of my application?

An interview is not required, but it is recommended.

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Virtual Tours

Want to ask questions and engage with a current student? Then join us for a student Ambassador Online Tour where you can unmute and talk live with our students. Or take a tour at your leisure with our virtual tour guide and the On-Demand Virtual Tour, as she guides you building to building. Skip around if you like and then follow up to us with an email if you have questions.