People don't join the Hamilton community for just four years; they belong for a lifetime. For many students, membership in that enduring community begins with the personal interview. Furthermore, because the admission committee works hard to ensure "fit" with Hamilton when determining admission decisions, personal interviews are strongly encouraged. An interview will not only provide us with a strong sense of your personal strengths and interests that may not be obvious in an application, it will also give you a chance to ask questions and learn more about Hamilton in a personal setting.
Personal interviews are conducted by admission officers or Hamilton seniors who are carefully selected and trained for this purpose. On-campus interviews are available as follows:
To schedule an interview, please call the Admission Office at (800) 843-2655. Because our interviews are often booked weeks in advance, we encourage you to allow adequate lead time in arranging for your visit.
If you cannot visit campus for an interview, we would be happy to arrange for an off-campus interview with an alumni representative during the fall of your senior year.
To ensure that your off-campus interview will be assigned and completed in time to be included with the review of your application, please keep in mind the following deadlines:
Application Plan: Deadline to Request Interview:
Early Decision Round I September 1-November 1
Early Decision Round II September 1-December 10
Regular Decision September 1-December 10 (*Priority Deadline)
*If an off-campus interview request is received after the December 10 priority deadline for students applying under the regular decision plan, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the request for the off-campus interview.