Admission Interviews

Interviewing with the Office of Admission

A college interview allows rising high school seniors* to get a personalized introduction to campus and can help determine if Carnegie Mellon and our particular majors or programs of interest are a good fit. 

Throughout the summer and fall, we encourage rising seniors* to interview with the Office of Admission. Typically admission interviews on Thursdays will be conducted by student interviewers, starting on September 21, 2017. Register here! 

Interviews last about 20-30 minutes and allow time for parents or families to ask questions. We're interested in discussing your senior year courses, recent or upcoming standardized testing, extracurricular activities and potential major interests at Carnegie Mellon. Interviews are considered in the admission process and help the admission committee make better, more informed decisions when selecting the freshman class.

*Because the interview will focus on senior year coursework, recent standardized testing and a student's preparedness for applying to our specific colleges and programs in the coming months, we strongly prefer to only interview rising seniors.


Alternatives to Admission Interviews

If you're not able to interview on campus, we do offer alumni interviews and/or Hometown Interviews in certain cities in the fall.

Various individual schools and departments within Carnegie Mellon offer opportunities for prospective students to tour facilities, attend an information session or meet with a faculty member through department tours and events.