Interviews

Admission Interviews

Interviews are not required but are strongly recommended.

Interviews are casual conversations that give you a chance to talk about yourself — your accomplishments, thoughts on the college search, and your interest in W&L. It also provides an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about W&L and our admissions process.

W&L offers three types of interviews, and students may complete only one interview:

  • On-campus interviews
  • Virtual interviews
  • Alumni interviews

All interviews are valued equally in our admissions process. A majority of students complete their interviews with an alumni interviewer.

Schedule an Interview

On-Campus Interviews

MAY 1 (junior year) - NOV 30 (senior year)
We offer interviews with our admissions staff and trained student ambassadors as part of a scheduled campus visit. If you are planning a trip to Lexington for a tour and information session, consider scheduling an interview.
Note: interview slots are limited.

Virtual Interviews

MAY 1 (junior year) - NOV 30 (senior year)
We offer interviews with our admissions staff and trained student ambassadors via Zoom for students not planning to visit campus in person or for those that were unable to schedule an on-campus interview during their visit.
Note: interview slots are limited.

Alumni Interviews

OCT 1 (of senior year) – JAN 31 (of senior year)
Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) volunteers are enthusiastic W&L alumni who conduct interviews and can answer your questions about Washington and Lee and the admissions process. Alumni interviews may be conducted in person (in your locality if possible) or virtually and are open only to students living in the United States.

International Applicant Interviews

International applicants are encouraged to participate in an online interview conducted by Admissions Staff and Student Ambassadors or conduct an interview through InitialView, Vericant, or a Duolingo English Test.