Admission Volunteers (OVAL)

Alumni Interview Program

Stanford’s alumni interview program is a recent and growing initiative of the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

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.

Stanford interviews are designed to be casual, comfortable conversations, and are optional for those students for whom an interview is available.

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 to register and complete your OVAL profile.

Interview Areas

For the 2014–15 admission cycle the Office of Undergraduate Admission will operate the optional alumni interview program (based on applicant’s high school location) in the following areas: Chicago, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, D.C. as well as the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

Interviews will also be offered internationally in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico (Mexico City and Nueva León only), the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. New interview locations will be added over the next several years.

If alumni interviewing is not being offered in your area this year, there are a host of additional admission activities available, and we encourage all alumni interested in volunteering in admission to register.

For more information see the Alumni Interview Program FAQs.





Last update: July 31, 2014 8:53 AM