Admission

Interviews

Students can request an interview by a Reed representative as part of the application process.

Interviews are optional* but recommended—they are an opportunity for you to speak individually with one of our admission counselors or student interns in a relaxed setting for about 20 minutes. They are also an opportunity for us to learn more about you.

*Students who wish to enter Reed College before graduating from high school are required to interview for admission.

On-Campus Interviews

  • Juniors may interview at Reed beginning in their spring semester.
  • Seniors applying Early Decision I must interview by December 1; those applying Early Action or Early Decision II by December 31; those applying Regular Decision by February 1. 
  • Transfer applicants must interview by March 15.

Request an interview during your visit

Off-Campus Interviews

  • High school seniors can interview with admission counselors traveling to their area or with Reed alumni.
  • Admission counselors and alumni typically offer off-campus interviews from early September through January.
  • Seniors applying Early Decision I must interview by December 1; those applying Early Action or Early Decision II by December 31; those applying Regular Decision by February 1. 
  • Transfer applicants must interview by March 15.

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Interviews for Transfer Applicants

  • Transfer applicants may only interview on campus with a member of Reed’s admission staff.
  • Transfer applicants must interview by March 15.

What to Expect

Interviews are conducted one-on-one. 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.

Interview FAQ

Congratulations to our Early Action admits! You have until May 1, 2019 to submit your enrollment deposit and confirm your place in the Class of 2023.