Why should I interview?
An interview gives voice to all the parts of your application. It gives us an opportunity to engage with you and it gives you the opportunity to add one more facet, one more distinguishing feature, to your application. It is also a time for you to ask questions about the College and take the time to assess if Lafayette is the right fit for you.
Rarely, if ever, does an interview affect a student’s application in a negative way and in many cases, the interview is what made us decide to admit a student to Lafayette.
Who will interview me when I sign up for a virtual interview?
If you request an 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.
- Lafayette alum, a graduate of Lafayette College who is volunteering their time to share their experiences with you.
Interviews are assigned on a first come, first served basis and based on the availability of our interviewers so you are not able to choose the type of interviewer with whom to engage. We do not guarantee that all students who request an interview in December and January will be interviewed.
Can I sign up for an interview before I have submitted my application?
Yes. Students may conduct an interview before submitting their applications.
Is an interview required as part of my application?
An interview is not required, but it is recommended. Please note that considerable weight is given to the interview when we review candidates for Marquis Awards.
When are interviews offered?
Interviews for those applying for Fall 2022 are now closed.
We will begin interviewing students applying for Fall 2023 in late spring.
If I interviewed when I was a junior in high school, can I interview again as a senior?
High school students are granted one interview during the admissions cycle, so you may not interview again. If you have new information to add beyond your application, please send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, high school and your reference ID number if you have already applied.
If I interviewed as a high school student and took a gap year or I am a transfer student, can I interview again?
Transfer students and gap-year students who interviewed when they were in high school may interview again as part of a new application to Lafayette College.
Can I interview when I visit campus?
All interviews are offered through an online video conferencing platform at this time. Interviews are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis and based on the availability of our interviewers’ schedules. We will accommodate as many interviews as possible, but we cannot guarantee you will secure an interview.