Interviews give us an opportunity to chat with you more about your interest in Carleton. We do not require our applicants to have an interview.
We interview high school students from May of junior year through mid-January of their senior year. Please contact our office by mid-December of your senior year to arrange your interview.
Transfer students have a later application deadline. As a result, they can generally interview in our office through mid-February. Please arrange your transfer interview by February 1.
Don’t panic if you miss the deadline: there are plenty of students who come to Carleton without having an admissions interview.
Generally speaking, there are 3 ways to interview:
1. On campus, during your campus visit
You can request an interview when you schedule your visit with the Admissions Office. High school juniors can start interviewing in May, and we conduct interviews through mid-January of your senior year. High school students should contact our office by mid-December to schedule a the interview.
2. In your area, with a Carleton alum
Our Alumni Admissions Reps (AARs) are eager to interview prospective students. You can request an interview in your area. Our Admissions Office will contact you to arrange your interview at a time mutually convenient to you and an AAR. High school students can interview with an AAR from May of junior year through January 15 of senior year. Transfer students can interview through mid-February.
3. In your area, during an interview day
Sometimes our AARs and Admissions Office staff host a day of interviews, with date, time, and location already set. Check out Interview Days to see if there is one being held in your area. These interview days are a good chance to meet AARs and other prospective students from your area.