Interviews

We don't need to meet you to know if you're a good fit for Bowdoin. (But we'd still love to say hello!)

A personal interview is strongly encouraged, but not required, as part of the application process to Bowdoin.

Interview with Admissions Staff and Students 

In-person and virtual interviews are available with an admissions staff member or trained student interviewer. The interviewer will guide the course of this give-and-take conversation, and there will be plenty of time for you to ask questions. 

Only one interview is permitted per student—and no matter how you interview or with whom—it will count as official.

Questions? Contact the Bowdoin Admissions Office at admissions@bowdoin.edu.

Interviews with Bowdoin Alumni

An interview with a member of Bowdoin Regional Admissions Volunteer Organization (BRAVO) is a great way to connect with Bowdoin Admissions and learn more about the College. Alumni interviews are available beginning September 1.

For veterans and current members of the U.S. military

You can request an online interview by using the Veteran Interview Request Form.  Please refer to the form for deadlines. 


Note to Chinese Applicants:

Bowdoin accepts independent interviews from vendors, such as Initialview or Vericant, from our Chinese applicants. These interviews will provide you with an opportunity to display your communication and reasoning abilities, as well as your enthusiasm for becoming a successful student at Bowdoin. Following this conversation, a report and video of your interview will be sent directly to Bowdoin from the vendor. Please note that any interview for Bowdoin is optional and not a required component of the application; in lieu of an interview, you are welcome to submit one additional letter of recommendation.

We recommend registering early for these opportunities as soon as possible to ensure that your materials arrive in our office before the application deadline.

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