Interviews

All Pitzer interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Interview slots are available for current high school seniors Monday through Friday from early September to late November. 

Individual interviews allow our office to learn more about the candidate while the student learns more about the College. Although students may schedule an interview as early as the end of their junior year, we recommend that first-year candidates wait until the summer or fall before their senior year in order to have a more informative and current conversation.

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.

Schedule an Interview

Interview Deadlines

First-Year Candidates – Interviews Optional

November 13 – Early Decision I
December 18 – Early Decision II
December 18 – Regular Decision


Transfer Candidates – Interviews Optional

April 1 – Fall Transfer
October 9 – Spring Transfer


New Resources Candidates (23+) – Interviews Required

April 1 – All NRS Candidates


ALUMNI INTERVIEWS

Alumni interviews run though mid-December and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are conducted by alumni from around the world. Click below to see if there’s an Alumni Interviewer in your area, and learn how to register.

Please keep in mind that prospective students may only interview once: via Zoom with the Office of Admission, InitialView (international students only) OR an alumni interview. Should you attempt to interview twice, the second interview will be cancelled by our office.

Request an Alumni Interview

INTERVIEWS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We understand that international applicants often have a difficult time setting up 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.

InitialView 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.