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Interviews

Interviews are not an application requirement, but are highly encouraged. A written record of the 20-30 minute conversation is added to your admission file and provides an opportunity for you to add a personal touch to your application. Your interview will also connect you with someone associated with the college and gives you an opportunity to get some of your questions answered.

Interview FAQs

WHEN SHOULD I INTERVIEW?

Interviews are offered to current or rising seniors (starting in May of your junior year) and should be completed prior to the application deadline. You should be prepared to talk about yourself, what you are looking for in a college environment/experience and why you are interested in Harvey Mudd College. If you know very little about HMC or are still in the exploration phase of your college search, it may be too early for an interview.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN INTERVIEW?

Admission interviews at HMC are evaluative and will be added to your admission file, but they are not complete grilling sessions. In fact, we hope your interview will feel more like a casual conversation.

WHO WILL I BE INTERVIEWING WITH?

Admission counselors, senior interns and HMC alumni (in select cities) all contribute to interviews. Use the links to the left to find out more information about on-campus and off-campus interviews.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? SHOULD I BRING A RESUME?

Some students come to the interview dressed up, which is nice but not required. Many also bring a resume, which may be helpful if you have one readily available, but again not required.