Prospective students are invited to schedule an on-campus interview. Interviews are informal and conversational, and last about 30 minutes.
Interviews are offered to high school students from May of their junior year through January of their senior year. Interviews are not required for admission, except in the case of homeschooled students and students graduating from high school in less than four years. We do recommend interviews for all applicants visiting campus.
Please call the Office of Admissions at (800) 622-OBIE at least two weeks in advance of your visit to schedule your interview appointment. Interviews cannot be scheduled by e-mail. Interviews are offered most days, but availability may vary. Please consult the Visit Calendar to see if interviews are offered on the day of your visit, and then call us to confirm availability and schedule your appointment.
If you are unable to visit campus for an interview, you may be able to interview with an alumni representative, via Skype, or by phone.
Alumni interviews are conducted October through January. In addition to our regular alumni interviews, we host several January Interview Days in select cities. To request an alumni interview, please complete the online request form. Alumni interviews are not available in all areas.
Skype and phone interviews are available between November 1 and January 31 of a student's senior year. Please call (800) 622-OBIE at least two weeks in advance to schedule.
Each student is offered only one opportunity to interview, whether on campus or off. You will not be permitted to interview on campus if you have already interviewed with an Alumni Representative.