Admissions Interviews are recommended for all applicants but not required. Interviews are a great way for you to explore—with a Lawrence representative as your guide—how Lawrence University fits with your talents and aspirations. Our interviews are a relaxed, friendly one-on-one conversation typically lasting 30-45 minutes. 

We offer many different ways for you to connect with a member of the Lawrence community—on campus, in a coffee shop near you, or in the comfort of your own technology (phone or Skype). You may meet with an admissions staff or one of our trained alumni ambassadors from around the world. We treat each interview option equally in the admissions process.

On-campus Interviews

As part of your campus visit, you have the option of interviewing with one of our admission counselors. The two of you can discuss your life inside and outside the classroom, as well as what you hope your life will be at and after college.

Interviews are offered as part of the Lawrence 201 experience, which you'll see when you jump over to our visit page by clicking below.


On-campus interviews

Off-campus Interviews

If you're unable to visit campus, an Off-campus Interview may work well.

Off-campus Interviews are completed in a variety of ways:
1. In person with a local alumni ambassador in a nearby location 
2. Skype or phone with a member of Lawrence community (admissions counselor, alum, student)
3. Interviews on the Road: available in select cities when admissions counselors are traveling near you

Complete the form below to register for an Off-campus Interview. After you complete the request form, we'll be in touch within a week to schedule the best possible option. Information regarding Interviews on the Road will be e-mailed directly to you.


Request an Off-campus Interview

Interviews on the Road

When members of the admissions team are on the road, we enjoy having the chance to interview students. Please note: priority is given to high school juniors/seniors and transfer students.

Click below to see when Interviews on the Road are taking place near you.


Interviews on the Road

Alumni Interviews

What to Expect

Interviews with alumni ambassadors will be treated the same as if they were conducted by a member of the admissions staff. All of our interviews are a two-way conversation. We want to learn about you while you learn about Lawrence. Your alumni interviewer will meet you somewhere in your community, like a coffee shop or a library at a time that works best for your schedule.

Interview Helpful Hints


Be prepared for an engaging conversation. We'll ask you some questions, and look forward to answering whatever questions you might have.


Be prepared for an engaging conversation. We'll ask you some questions, and look forward to answering whatever questions you might have.

Find a quiet place and ensure you have a strong signal or connection.

Be ready to connect at the scheduled time. Let us know ahead of time if you need to reschedule..

Please give the interview your full attention-give your homework and phone apps a break until the interview is over.

*For Skype only: Dress how you would for an in-person interview. Formal wear isn't required, but it's best not to be in your pajamas.

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