Planning your admission interview

The best way to know what Cornell College can offer you is through an individual interview. An individual interview is simply an individualized information session and each year we interview approximately 90% of all applicants. 

In your interview, an admission counselor will meet first with you, the student, and then with any family members you bring with you. For your counselor this helps to provide the personal and holistic review that we believe every applicant deserves. We want to get to know you and your interests, your passions, your experience, and your academic preparation. 

You and your family will have the opportunity to ask questions about what to expect as a Cornellian, get detailed answers about the admission and financial aid process, and if you're ready—you can request a High 5 interview and find out whether you're on track to be admitted to Cornell during your interview! (Read more below.)

On-campus interviews

If you are scheduling an individual visit we recommend including an interview in your schedule.

High 5 interviews

Upgrade your interview: current high school seniors and students who have completed their full junior year of high school, or equivalent, are eligible to request a High 5 interview.

At the end of the interview your counselor will tell you if you qualify for admission and what kind of merit scholarship you're eligible to receive. (Be sure to send us a copy of your latest transcript at least 3 days before your visit...unofficial transcripts are just fine.)

Off-campus interviews

Can’t make it to campus? Our counselors may be in your area to conduct interviews in a local public venue. Alternatively, each counselor is available for a remote interview through Skype or on the phone. We look forward to connecting with you—on campus or off!