Do I need to have an interview as part of the admission process?

We try to offer each applicant the opportunity to have a conversation with an alumnus/a volunteer. This is a chance for you to learn more about the Princeton experience, and for us to learn more about you. After you submit your application, a member of the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee in your area will contact you to arrange a convenient meeting time and place. We include the interviewer’s comments in our review of your application. Interviews aren't required as part of the admission process, but we encourage candidates to accept the invitation. Don't be concerned if no interviews are available in your area; we will give your application full consideration without an interview. Learn more about what to include in your admission application.

Are on-campus interviews offered?

No. We offer interviews off-campus by the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee. If there are enough volunteers in your area, you will be contacted by an interviewer after you submit your application.

If you do choose to visit campus you will have the opportunity to attend an admission information session, a campus tour or an engineering school tour.