Interviews aren’t required, but they’ll definitely help us get to know you.

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

On Campus

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

Interviews for students applying for fall 2018 admission can now be scheduled online.

Schedule an On Campus Interview

Off Campus

For those of you further away, we offer interviews with Oxy representatives in your area (for high school seniors only). These interviews are offered across the nation, in select international locales and via Skype. You can register here for an interview in your area this fall. If there is not currently an available interview slot in your region, you can request to be contacted by an alumni representative in your area. Please note that alumni interviewers are volunteers and have limited availability, so we strongly encourage you to request interviews at least 6-8 weeks in advance of our application deadlines.

Request an Alumni Interview

Please note that all interviews are weighed equally in the admission process (whether on campus or off campus, and whether they are conducted by an admission officer, senior fellow, or alumni representative). Thank you for not scheduling more than one.


Helpful Interview Tips:

  • If interviewing at Oxy, allow ample time to reach campus. (L.A. traffic can be heavy at times.) If interviewing off campus with an alumni representative or admission officer, budget plenty of time to get to your destination. You can always relax and collect your thoughts if you arrive early.
  • Dress comfortably but appropriately.
  • Come prepared to discuss your talents, interests and goals. It’s your chance to show us the real person behind your application credentials.
  • Familiarize yourself with Oxy. We’ll want to hear what sparked your interest in the College and how you see yourself thriving in our community.
  • We don’t expect you to have all the answers, so be open with your thoughts and ask lots of questions.
  • Most importantly, just be yourself.


Collins House
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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