Individual interviews allow the Admission Counselor or Admission Fellow (current Pitzer senior) to learn more about the candidate while the student learns more about the College.
Schedule an Interview
On-campus, Skype, phone and alumni interviews are available for seniors from June (end of junior year) through mid-December at selected times throughout the day, Monday through Friday.
Interviews on Saturday mornings are available by appointment in the fall through mid-December. Although students may schedule an interview as early as the end of their junior year, we recommend that freshmen candidates wait until the summer or fall before their senior year in order to have a more informative and current conversation. We offer in-person, phone and Skype interviews.
Check out our webinar, Interviewing @ Pitzer, for tips and suggestions about how to have an effective interview at the College!
Please note that interviews are optional. Applicants who are unable to, 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.
Applicants who have not interviewed are welcome to upload a 3-minute video to SlideRoom answering the following question: Which of Pitzer’s core values (Social Responsibility, Intercultural Understanding, Interdisciplinary Learning, Student Engagement or Environmental Sustainability) do I connect with the most?
Click here for more information about alumni interviews.
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
New Resources Candidates (23+) – In-Person Interview Required
April 1 – All NRS Candidates
Transfer students and New Resources students can interview at any time, with some limited availability during certain times of the year.
We understand that international applicants often have a difficult time setting up Skype interviews with our staff due to the time difference, etc., so Pitzer has partnered with an organization named InitialView. International students who have not interviewed with a Pitzer staff member can participate in an interview conducted by InitialView. This interview will be conducted by InitialView and evaluated by a Pitzer Admission staff member when the student applies to the College.
Click here to learn more about InitialView.
Initial View Deadlines for First-Year Candidates
December 1 – Early Decision I
January 9 – Early Decision II
January 9 – Regular Decision
Please keep in mind that while we will accept InitialView interviews as if they are our own, the interviewers trained and provided by InitialView are not associated with Pitzer College. Do not expect your interviewer to be able to answer your questions about Pitzer.
Do NOT sign up for an InitialView interview if you have already completed or plan to complete an on-campus interview, OR if you are an international student living and attending high school in the United States.
NOTE: Pitzer does not partner with Kanwokanwo, and will not accept interviews submitted through this service.