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 to meet 1:1 with a current Colgate student to have your questions answered, and gain valuable insight from those that know Colgate best. Register for a virtual interview today.

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 interviews as a method for students to further demonstrate English language proficiency. An InitialView interview is not a required component of the application, however, the most successful international applicants submit interviews through InitialView. 

Please note that an InitialView interview does not replace the English proficiency examination (TOEFL or IELTS) requirement.