Off-Campus and Alumnae Interviews

While not required for admission, an interview can give you the opportunity to discuss your interests and goals, and to learn more about Scripps and the admission process. Applicants who live farther than 150 miles from Scripps College and who are unable to travel to campus may be able to interview off-campus with an admission officer or an alumnae volunteer in their local area.

Interview Deadlines

  • Nov. 15: Early Decision I, Spring Transfer applicants
  • Dec. 15: Early Decision II, Regular Decision applicants
  • Apr. 15: Fall Transfer applicants

Interviews with Alumnae Volunteers*

Getting together with an alumna in your local area can be a fantastic way to meet face-to-face with a Scripps representative and to hear about the alumna’s own college experience. Alumnae interviews are available in various geographic locations outside the Southern California area as well as internationally.

*Interviews with alumnae interviewers are no longer available for first year applicants. Fall transfer applicants who are interested in an off-campus interview may email to request an interview, though availability is limited. 

Off-Campus Interviews with Admission Staff*

During their travels, many admission officers will conduct interviews at a local hotel or coffee shop. If you are unable to visit campus, meeting your admission counselor in your hometown is a wonderful way to make a personal connection and get your questions answered.

*Off-campus interviews with admission staff are no longer available. 

Important Note for International Applicants

As an alternative to an interview with a Scripps alumna or admission officer, you may arrange an interview with InitialView that is then shared with multiple colleges of your choice. This service provides the opportunity to talk personally with an interviewer in China or via webcam if you live in other parts of the world. The conversation will be recorded and can be reviewed by the Office of Admission. We realize there is a cost for this service; please know that interviews are strongly recommended, but not required.

*Interviews with InitialView are no longer available.