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 8 (*Priority Deadline)
Early Decision Round II September 1-December 9
Regular Decision September 1-December 9 (*Priority Deadline)
*Please note: We cannot guarantee that will be able to accommodate off-campus interview requests received after the November 8th priority deadline for Early Decision Round I candidates or December 9th priority deadline for Regular Decision candidates.
Once you submit your off-campus interview request form, a confirmation will be displayed for you to print for your records. However, due to the volume of requests received in a short amount of time, it may take us a few weeks to arrange your interview. We appreciate your patience during this time and assure you that we will follow up as promptly as possible.
If you have any questions about your interview or if you find that your plans have changed since you submitted a request, please be in touch with us as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-791-9283.