Interview FAQ

Do I have to submit an application to Reed before I interview?
No. You can interview at any point after the start of your second semester of your junior year of high school.

What if I am unable to interview on campus?
In addition to interviews on campus, we offer off campus interviews in various cities. Join our mailing list to be notified when Reed will be offering off campus interviews in your area.

When should I schedule my interview?
Interviews book quickly; schedule as soon as you are eligible and available.

May I schedule a second interview?
No. We receive a large number of interview requests every year and can offer only one interview per applicant. If you have already completed or scheduled an on-campus interview, you may not request an alumni interview.

What should I wear to my interview?
Dress in whatever is most comfortable for you.

What kinds of questions should I expect to be asked during my interview?
Students should be prepared to discuss their interests, both academic and personal, including, for instance, their favorite subject, author, or activity. Parents will be able to ask questions after the interview concludes.

Should I be nervous?
Not at all. Our interviewers are knowledgeable and excited to talk about Reed.

Do I need to bring anything to my interview?

Can my parent or guardian sit in on the interview?
Interviews are a one-on-one conversation. Parents will be able to ask questions after the interview concludes.