Alumni Interview Program

The mission of the Pitzer Alumni Interview Program is to provide prospective students with the opportunity to interview with Pitzer alumni in close proximity to their homes.

*Please note that alumni interviews are no longer available during fall 2016. Please consider signing up for an in-person, Skype or phone interview.

Alumni interviews are available on a first come, first serve basis. Prospective students may only interview once: in-person, Skype, phone, Initial View (international students only) OR alumni interview.

Only prospective first-year and transfer students living in the immediate geographical regions of the cities listed above (i.e. within 20 miles) are eligible for alumni interviews. New Resources students must interview on campus with an Admission Counselor or Admission Fellow.

Interview Deadlines

First-Year Candidates – Optional
November 15 – Early Decision I
December 15 – Early Decision II
December 15 – Regular Decision


Transfer Candidates – Optional
April 1 – Fall Transfer
October 10 – Spring Transfer


Transfer students can interview at any time, with some limited availability during certain times of the year.

To Register for an Alumni Interview:

Click on the orange button that reads Schedule an Alumni Interview, and then fill out the form that appears.

Your registration form will be submitted to the Alumni Interview Coordinator, who will contact available interviewers with your request. The coordinator will then contact you with an Alumni Match e-mail that includes the name and contact information of your Alumni Interviewer within 7 business days.

Please note that the Alumni Match email is NOT an interview confirmation. Your Alumni Interviewer will contact you via e-mail and schedule the date, time and location of the interview with you.

Please note that it may not be possible to re-schedule cancelled alumni interviews. All interviews will be conducted in public locations within the immediate geographical regions of the cities listed above.

Alumni Interview FAQS

Q: What are the benefits?
A: Interviews provide prospective students with the opportunity to both tell Pitzer more about themselves and learn more about the College. Since your interview will be conducted by a Pitzer alumnus or alumna, you will have the chance to learn about Pitzer from a former student.

Q: Are interviews required, or strongly recommended?
A: No. Interviews are completely optional. Applicants who are unable or choose not to interview are not at a disadvantage in the Pitzer application process. If you are unable to interview, but would like to submit additional creative materials about your hobbies, interests and/or engagement with Pitzer’s core values, you are welcome to submit this information through SlideRoom as part of your application.

Q: Do I need to schedule an interview in advance?
A: Yes. Alumni interviews must be scheduled in advance. Generally speaking, alumni interviews are conducted within 2 weeks of the registration date.

Click Here to Meet Our Alumni Interviewers

Interviewing @ Pitzer Webinar

Check out our webinar for more tips and suggestions on how to have a successful Pitzer interview.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017