Arranging for an interview
If you’re a first-year applicant in your senior year of high school, you can arrange for an interview with a representative of the Barnard community (senior interviewer, staff member, alumna). These interviews are not required, but they are an opportunity for the Office of Admissions to learn more about you and for you to learn more about the College. Both informational and evaluative in nature, the interviews will be considered in our application review, but if you do not interview, you will not be penalized in any way. Please note that interviews are not part of the transfer application process. We are no longer offering interviews for the class of 2021.
Interviews are available on campus for high school seniors (or rising seniors) only, Monday through Friday, from June through mid-December. (Early Decision candidates must complete their interview by November 1.) Weekend interviews may also be available on select dates during the fall semester. We recommend scheduling an appointment at least three weeks in advance. Please use the link below to sign up for an on-campus interview. Please note that interviews are not available for transfer applicants. We are no longer offering interviews for the class of 2021.
Do not wait until you submit your application before scheduling an interview!
Off-campus alumnae interviews
If you’re a first-year applicant unable to travel to Barnard's campus, you may be able to arrange for an off-campus interview with a trained alumna interviewer in your local area. Alumnae interviews take place between mid-September and December and are available only to students who live outside the tri-state metropolitan area (nearby New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). You must be a first-year applicant in your senior year of high school. We are no longer offering interviews for the class of 2021
Please do not wait until you submit your application before requesting an interview!
For students in China and South Korea
For students in China and South Korea, we often have far fewer alumnae interviewers than we have requests. Additionally, the time difference between the United States and Asia further complicates our ability to offer Skype interviews, so we have connected with the organization below to offer comprehensive and convenient interviews. For one fee, they will send your interview video/report to all of the colleges on your list.
If you are concerned that fees would present a hardship for you and your family, please do not hesitate to contact us for an alternate solution.