​Personal Interviews

While not required, prospective first-year and transfer students have the opportunity to schedule a personal interview with an admissions representative. Representatives include staff, current students, and alumni.

A personal interview is an opportunity for you to have a one-on-one conversation with an admissions representative. You’ll get the chance to discuss your high school experiences, interests, and future goals. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have concerning the application process, campus life, scholarships, financial aid, specific majors—you name it!

Interviews for prospective first-year students (high school seniors) applying for fall 2019 will be offered on a space-available basis, both on (beginning July 9, 2018) and off-campus, and will run through fall 2018. Prospective transfer students can schedule interviews throughout the year by contacting transfertosu@syr.edu.

You may schedule only one interview. All interviews are 30 minutes long. 

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Domestic Interview Opportunities

New York City

Students living in the New York City metro area may choose to interview with an admissions representative at Syracuse University's Lubin House located on East 61st Street in Manhattan. Interviews are 30 minutes long and offered throughout the summer and fall.

Los Angeles

Students living in the Los Angeles area may choose to interview with an admissions representative at our regional office, located at 4312 Woodman Avenue, Suite 302, Sherman Oaks, California. Interviews are 30 minutes long and will be offered beginning August 2018.

International Interview Opportunities


In partnership with Vericant, Syracuse University provides in-person interview opportunities for applicants interested in showcasing skills and professionalism to the admissions committee. Vericant will also conduct video interviews and collect short writing samples in the cities listed below. Vericant does not evaluate candidates, but instead posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. The Vericant interview will form part of your application package if you opt to be interviewed.

Although the Vericant interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend it as it will give you an excellent opportunity to provide insight into your interests and abilities beyond the standard application.

Vericant provides interviews in the following cities:

  • Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Hong Kong, Hyderabad (India), South Korea and Taiwan

Learn more about Vericant and schedule an interview.