Get to know Trinity and let Trinity get to know you!
A Trinity College interview is an excellent opportunity for you to share more about who you are with us, beyond what we may learn about you from reading your Common Application. It is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about Trinity, and to have a personalized conversation with a Trinity community member about how Trinity can help you reach your academic and personal goals. We encourage you to consider interviewing, especially if Trinity is one of your top choice colleges!
Click on the interview options below to read about the different types of interviews we offer and to schedule your interview appointment.
Please note: All interviews “count” equally at Trinity! Therefore, there is no need for you to book more than one type of interview. Whether you interview in-person or online, or with an alumni representative or an admissions counselor, all interviews are conducted similarly and are considered the same in our admissions process.
Although our campus is currently open for visits, we are not offering in-person interviews on campus at this time.
Online interviews are conducted via Zoom, and are available on most weekdays and on select Saturdays in the fall. Click here to schedule an online interview.
Trinity admissions counselors are conducting limited in-person travel in Fall 2021 to connect with students. Some counselors may offer a few in-person interview opportunities in select locations. Check out this map to see where we’ll be and to register for an interview.
Our Trinity alumni interviewers are eager to connect with prospective students for conversations about Trinity! Requests for alumni interviews for Fall 2021 will be available soon.
Our interviews are open to any student who plans to apply to college in the upcoming admission cycle.
Interview appointments are available year-round on weekdays and select weekends. Interview registration for the upcoming cycle begins in February (for many of our applicants, this is the February of your junior year of high school). Students are welcome to interview at any time from February up until our final application deadlines in January.
Due to high demand, we encourage applicants to make appointments for interviews well in advance of their application deadline. Students who interview after their application deadline are not guaranteed to have their interview considered as part of the review of their application.
An admissions counselor, an alumni interviewer, or a Student Admissions Associate (SAA) will conduct your interview. SAAs are current seniors at Trinity who have been trained to give interviews. Your interviewer will ask you questions about your academic interests, extracurricular activities and hobbies, and your personal goals and challenges. There are no trick questions, and no right answers! Every interview is different because each interview is a unique conversation about the student as an individual. Your interviewer will also give you time to ask questions about Trinity College.
During the interview, your interviewer may jot down some notes. After the interview their notes will become a part of your application file for your admissions counselor to review along with your application.
Trinity College interviews are about 30 minutes long.
Interviews are optional in the Trinity College admissions process; we do not require or expect you to complete an interview prior to applying to Trinity. An interview can help us get to know you better and can help you learn more about Trinity, but choosing not to interview will not “hurt” your application or count against you.