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 open to high school students who will apply for Fall 2024 admission, or for transfer candidates. Interviews are conducted by admission officers or Hamilton seniors who are carefully selected and trained for this purpose. Hamilton offers two options for personal interviews, a video option or an in-person interview on campus.

Video Interviews

Video interview appointments are available most weekdays.

Schedule a Video Interview

Interview Deadlines

Interviews must be completed by the following deadlines for each admission option:

Fall 2025 Admission

Early Decision 1: November 21, 2024
Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision: January 10, 2025

Transfer Admission

Fall 2024: April 1, 2024
Spring 2025: November 7, 2024

Prepare for Your Interview


When you schedule your interview, you’ll receive a confirmation email. You may want to review the helpful advice our Admission staff and senior interviewers have compiled as your prepare for your admission interview.

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