If you'd like to share more about yourself, we invite you to schedule an interview. Please be aware that Grinnell does not require a personal interview for admission, and we don't give special preference to students who participate. Also, you may only interview once.
On-Campus Interviews for First-Year Applicants
You may interview on campus beginning in February of your junior year and through early January of your senior year. Register for an interview.
On-Campus Interviews for Transfer Applicants
You may interview until Nov. 1 for spring admission or by April 1 for fall admission. Register for an interview.
Skype Interviews for Domestic First-Year Applicants
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may schedule a Skype interview from September through January of your senior year. Skype interviews are a great way for you to share more about yourself if you're unable to interview when you visit campus or if you're unable to schedule an interview with an admission counselor in your area.
International Student Interviews
The international admission coordinator and/or his admission colleagues may offer off-campus interviews to applicants in cities included in their international admission travel schedules. You can view our travel plans online and then select a country or region from the drop-down menu. If interviews will be offered, the Office of Admission will send invitations to students in its database who reside in the designated travel areas several weeks prior to the interview period. Simply follow the instructions in the email to make detailed arrangements with the admission counselor.
To make arrangements for a Skype interview, please send your request by email to email@example.com after you have submitted the Common Application and the International Student Financial Aid Application, if applicable. Please keep in mind that all interviews must be completed at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.
How Grinnell Uses the Interview
Admission counselors submit written summaries of all interviews conducted. These summaries will be considered in the evaluation process, but are not the most significant component of the final decision.
Faculty and Coach Meetings
Want to meet a faculty member, coach, or someone else on campus? Let us know and we’ll do our best to arrange it. If the person you’d like to meet with is unavailable, we will at least make sure that you’re able to connect with them via email. Check out our academic programs, as well as the faculty in each department. Faculty appointments are not available during the summer, or during mid-semester and final exam weeks, breaks and holidays, or weekends.
Register online to confirm availability.
Grinnell College welcomes individuals with disabilities and strives to provide the fullest access possible during the visit process. If any member of your party requires an accommodation as the result of a disability, you must request accommodations at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit to ensure that the fullest range of accommodation options are available. It may not be possible to meet all requested accommodations when accommodations are requested fewer than two weeks in advance.