Frequently asked questions about interviews
No. Unfortunately, our admission officers are not able to conduct individual interviews on campus or elsewhere due to the large number of potential candidates. We are happy, though, to answer questions from visitors and callers. We also provide group information sessions and tours to students and their families who come to the campus.
Once logged into your Common Application you can opt-in for an alumni interview. Once you opt-in for an alumni interview a volunteer will make every effort to contact you to arrange a convenient time and place for the interview. Communications will come directly from the alumnus/a interviewer’s personal email, as opposed to an official Brown University email. Please be sure to check your email account, spam filter and voicemail box.
The conversation you will have with a graduate of the University is just one aspect of your Brown application. Our alumni/ae write to us about the strengths they see in candidates based on one relatively brief encounter. Rarely will an interview be the determining factor in an application. We suggest that you view it as an opportunity to learn more about Brown and to further convey your best qualities as a student and person.