Pitzer interviews are both evaluative and informational. These conversations allow our office to learn more about our applicants while prospective students learn more about the College. Almost all interviews will be conducted by our Admission Fellows who are current Pitzer seniors. We recommend that prospective first-year applicants interview the summer before or the fall of their senior year in order to have an informative and current conversation.

For prospective Spring Transfer applicants, interviews are available between June – October, wrapping up by the October 10th application deadline. Prospective Fall Transfer and New Resource applicants are welcome to sign up for an interview at any time, but we recommend registering for a slot between February – April, with interviews wrapping up by the April 1st application deadline.

Please note that all admission interviews are optional. Applicants who are unable to, or choose not to, interview are not at a disadvantage in the Pitzer application process.

Until further notice, all interviews will be conducted via Zoom!

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Interview Deadlines 2021-2022

First-Year Candidates – Interviews Optional

November 12 – Early Decision I
December 10 – Early Decision II
December 10 – Regular Decision

Transfer Candidates – Interviews Optional

October 8 – Spring Transfer
April 1 – Fall Transfer

New Resources Candidates (23+) – Interviews Optional

April 1 – All NRS Candidates


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.

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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.