No pressure. Interviews aren’t required, but they’re definitely helpful in our process.

We offer them for high school seniors and transfer students, but the dates and options vary.

(Transfer students, go here for your details.)

High schoolers, read below...

At Oxy

If you’re planning a visit to campus or live within 150 miles of Oxy, we’d like you to interview here with one of our senior fellows or admission officers.

Available Interview Dates:

Weekdays - June 1 to Dec. 19
Saturdays - between Labor Day and early December

Register online or call us to schedule your appointment. (We recommend scheduling at least two weeks in advance since spaces fill up quickly and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)

If you will need any mobility accommodations or have any mobility limitations, please email Emma Goldstein ( at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled visit. 

Off Campus

For those of you further away, we offer interviews with alums. Alumni interviews are offered across the nation and in select international locales. You may request a spot online during the fall of your senior year. 

A very limited number of interviews with admission officers are available in the fall around the country. (If you are on our mailing list, you will receive an email if interviews are available in your area.)

Please note that all interviews are weighed equally in the admission process, so please don’t schedule more than one.

Whether you come to Oxy or interview off campus, here are some tips to prepare for your interview.


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone: (323) 259-2700
or (800) 825-5262
Fax: (323) 341-4875