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.

Interviews are available from May of a student's junior year through December of a student's senior year. Students may not interview multiple times.

Register for an on campus interview

Alumni interview requests will not be taken after January 15, 2020.

Email your regional admission officer to determine if an alumni interview is available in your area.

Reserved for students who cannot make it to campus and who do not have the ability to meet for an alumni interview, such as international students or students in rural locations.

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.

Request a virtual interview

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.