Admission Interviews

Interviews are not required but 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 or our admissions process.

Students who are unable to travel to Lexington may be able to conduct interviews with an Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) volunteer in their area.

Interviews with an admissions officer or an Alumni Admissions Program volunteer are also offered virtually.

All interviews (on-campus, with an AAP volunteer, in-person or virtual) are valued equally in our admissions process. A majority of students complete their interviews with an AAP member. Students may only complete one interview.

Schedule an Interview

With an AAP Volunteer

October 1 (of senior year) – January 31 (of senior year)
Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) volunteers are enthusiastic W&L alumni who provide a local connection to the university within students’ home communities.

With Admissions Staff

May 1 (of junior year) - November 30 (of senior year)

We offer interviews with our admissions staff on campus, as well as virtually via teleconference. Admissions staff interviews have concluded for the 2022-23 cycle. 

For International Applicants

Alumni interviews are not available for international students living abroad, except in a few countries through our Alumni Admissions Program (see above). International applicants are encouraged instead to participate in an online interview conducted by Admissions Staff (see above), InitialView, Vericant, or through the Duolingo English Test.

Office of Admissions

Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450