Students talking to each other in the admission lobby

An interview is a terrific opportunity to learn more about Colgate in a one-on-one setting with an admission officer, senior admission intern, or Colgate alumnus. Students can share their interests and goals, and ask questions about academic and student life. Interviews, as part of Colgate’s admission process, are not required, and are non-evaluative.

Our virtual tour and information session are a great introduction to Colgate University, but we know you may have additional questions or desire additional perspective. Virtual interviews are an opportunity for current high school seniors to meet 1:1 with a current Colgate student or Colgate alumni to have your questions answered, and gain valuable insight from those that know Colgate best. 


Interview with current student
Available June 1 through December 10

Interviewing with a current student can offer valuable insight into life at Colgate, from coursework and faculty interaction, to clubs, organizations, off-campus study, and of course the food! 



Interview with alumni
Available September 1 through January 10 

Interviewing with a member of our alumni volunteer team offers the opportunity to learn more about how Colgate will prepare you for success after your time in Hamilton, N.Y. - as well as the many ways alumni stay connected and support our current students. 


Interviews are not evaluative nor required for admission.

*Please note that completion of a virtual interview will not replace the TOEFL or IELTS score requirement for non-native English speaking students or the InitialView interview submission recommendation for applicants from China.


Colgate accepts InitialView and Vericant interviews so that students can further demonstrate English language proficiency. These interviews are not a required component of the application, however, our most successful international applicants from China have submitted them.

Please note that these interviews do not replace the English proficiency examination (TOEFL, IELTS, or DET) requirement.