Admission Volunteers (OVAL)

Alumni Interview Program

The Office of Undergraduate Admission's alumni interview program is expanding for each admission cycle.

The purpose of the alumni interview is twofold. Alumni will

  • Share their knowledge of and passion for Stanford with prospective students, and
  • Convey their impressions of these candidates to the admission committee.

A Stanford interview is designed to be casual, comfortable conversations, and is optional for an applicant offered an interview.

Alumni are Stanford’s most authentic voice. The alumni interview is a superlative means for applicants to learn more about Stanford and for us to learn more about our candidates for admission. We are continually amazed by the warmth, enthusiasm and generosity of our alumni volunteers and hope you will join us to extend the success of the interview program.

Please take part in this important admission initiative by clicking Volunteer Login (offline for maintenance) Volunteer Login to register and complete your OVAL profile.

Interview Areas

For the 2016-17 admission cycle, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will operate the optional alumni interview program (based on applicant’s high school location) in 51 domestic locations and 41 international locations as noted below.


  • Forty-nine states plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.
  • Anticipate expansion through California over several years beginning in the fall of 2017.


  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Republic of Korea
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

If the alumni interview program is not yet offered in your area, there may be other volunteer admission activities available.  We encourage all alumni interested in volunteering to register.

For more information see the Alumni Interview Program FAQs.


Updated on February 16, 2017 10:53 AM