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 2013–14 admission cycle, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will offer an optional alumni interview to applicants attending high school in the following areas: Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Washington D.C., the states of Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, as well as Ireland and the UK. We plan to continue expanding the interview program 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: June 17, 2014 10:02 AM