Independent Minds, Working Together

Interviews

An interview is an opportunity to have an informal conversation with an admissions officer or a senior intern. We want to get to know you better and we want you to get to know Wooster better. Although interviews are not required, they are highly recommended.

Interviews are offered to students during their junior and senior years, and are offered on or off-campus.

On-Campus Interviews

On campus interviews are scheduled weekdays and select Saturday mornings during the academic year. You can schedule an interview online or by calling the Office of Admissions at 1-800-877-9905.

Off-Campus Interviews

During certain times of the year our admissions officers travel to many areas of the country and offer interviews to high school seniors. See if we are going to be at a place near you to schedule an interview.

Alumni Admissions Representative Interviews

If you're unable to interview with a member of our admissions staff, there are opportunities to meet with Wooster alumni admission representatives throughout the country.

If you're interested in arranging an alumni interview in your area please fill out the interview request form.

Interviewing Tips

There's far more to your application than a test score or words on an application. The application process is like a jigsaw puzzle and an interview is one of those pieces that can connect the other pieces. A good interview is a good conversation.

    • Do your homework and know the basics about the College. The more you know, the better the conversation.
    • Be positive. Smile. A positive attitude makes a difference.
    • When asked questions, continue beyond a simple yes or no. In addition to mentioning the things you like or have accomplished, expand upon your memorable experiences or notable achievements.
    • Advocate for yourself. Talk about your strengths, and don’t worry about mentioning weaknesses. It's best for you to be honest from the beginning. We are less concerned about your disappointments than we are with the lessons you may have learned from your experiences. If you had one bad year, don’t be afraid to talk about what you learned.
    • Ask your own questions. An interview is a two-way street. Don’t be afraid to ask questions that are triggered by something your interviewer has said; this will allow you to learn more about wooster.