Paper applications are two-dimensional. On-campus interviews allow you the opportunity to make your application three-dimensional. Interviews are offered in the summer for rising high school seniors and in the fall for current high school seniors. The interview is an optional component to the application, and the absence of an interview will in no way be a disadvantage in the application process.
On-campus interviews for the 2019-2020 academic year have concluded. Unfortunately off-campus and alumni interviews are not offered. Those seniors who were unable to interview can be assured that because interviews are entirely optional, those who were unable to pursue one are not disadvantaged during application review.
Interviews will be offered the begining of June 2020 through the middle of August 2020. We will offer fall interviews in September, October and November 2020 on weekday afternoons and select weekend mornings. We encourage any interested student to interview during the summer when we offer many more interview appointments, instead of waiting until the fall when appointments are extremely limited. Those students who will graduate high school in 2021 can sign up for a summer on-campus interview as of May 1, 2020 and for a fall interview as of September 1, 2020. For additional information, contact [[pmkinton, Assistant Dean Peter Kinton]].
Summer Interview Schedule
Interviews are offered weekdays beginning June 17 and continuing through August 16 (with the exception of July 4 for the 4th of July holiday).
Interviews are offered at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
We encourage those also participating in the 10:00am information session and tour to register for a 9:00am, 12:00pm or 1:00pm interview. The 10:00am interview is also an option as it conflicts only with the information session but not the tour. Please register separately for an Information Session & Tour.
Fall Interview Schedule
Registration for fall interviews will be available September 1. Fall interviews will be offered mid-September through mid-November on a limited basis both on weekdays and select Saturday mornings.
Fall interview appointments are extremely limited. We encourage students to interview during the summer when more appointments are available. All students who wish to interview and to apply Early Decision I should interview prior to the November 1 application deadline.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within a day, the online registration process may not have completed and you are not registered for an interview. If this is the case, please email [[pmkinton, Assistant Dean Peter Kinton]] or call us at 757-221-4223 for assistance.
- For the Class of 2025, interviews will begin next summer in June of 2020.
Interview Waitlist Protocol
Interviews are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. If a particular interview appointment is full, you will have the option of adding yourself to the event waitlist. As cancellations arise, those on the waitlist will be automatically added to the appointment for which they are currently on the waitlist. An automated email will be sent to notify you that you have been removed from the waitlist and confirmed for the appointment.
"I believe this opportunity allowed me to articulate qualities about myself that a paper application just cannot convey. This experience really allowed me to add something substantive to my application and allowed me to get a more intimate feel for the College. The interviewer answered all of my questions and really allowed me to see a more personal side of William & Mary!" -Summer Interviewee
"Thank you very much for offering me the opportunity to interview. I feel like I really made a contribution to my application. Meeting with a current student was an added bonus. I feel like I learned so much about this university and its students. The whole experience was superb!" -Summer Interviewee