Pitzer 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.

Alumni interviews are available on a first come, first serve basis starting August 16th, 2021 through December 6th, 2021. 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 below are eligible for alumni interviews.


Alumni Interview Deadlines

First-Year Candidates – Interview is Optional
November 15 – Early Decision I
December 6 – Early Decision II
December 6 – Regular Decision

Transfer Candidates – Interview is Optional
April 1 – Fall Transfer
October 8 – Spring Transfer

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

How to Register for an Alumni Interview:

  1. Click on the orange Request an Alumni Interview link at the bottom of the page, and then fill out the form that appears.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from Pitzer College when your registration form has been received by the Alumni Interview Coordinator.
  3. You will be contacted by your Alumni Interviewer within 72 hours of submitting your registration form.
  4. The deadline to sign up for an Alumni Interview is December 6, 2021. No requests will be processed after 5:00 PM PDT on this day.

NOTE: Your Alumni Interviewer will schedule the date, time and virtual platform of the interview with you. Please note that it may not be possible to re-schedule cancelled alumni interviews, and all alumni interviews will be virtual this fall as a result of Covid-19.

Alumni Interview FAQS

Q: I’m a Pitzer alum, how do I sign up to become an interviewer?
A: You should receive an email in May asking if you’d like to sign up for this program. If you do not receive this email, please reach out to our Alumni Interview Coordinators at, AIP@pitzer.edu to learn more about the training process. 

Q: What are the benefits of an interview?
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 at Pitzer?
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.

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.

Thank you for your interest in requesting an Alumni Interview. All interview slots are now full for Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision. Please remember that interviews are optional at Pitzer and it will not negatively impact your application if you are unable to interview.