Why is Georgetown Law offering an alumni interview program?
An alumni interview offers the Office of Admissions an opportunity to learn more about candidates beyond the written application. Those invited to interview are applicants the Admissions Committee wishes to know more about before making a decision. Alumni interviews also offer a unique opportunity for candidates to learn about Georgetown Law in a personal and meaningful way.
In what areas are alumni interviews offered?
While we began our pilot interview program in large cities around the country, our goal has been to expand in person interviews to as many areas as we have alumni. During the 2012-2013 Admissions Cycle, interviews were conducted of applicants in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 16 foreign countries.
What is the role of the alumni interviewer?
As an interviewer, you will be able to provide the Committee with important information we would not otherwise be able to obtain about your interviewee’s interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, thoughtfulness, motivation and potential. The interview also will play an important role in personalizing the Admissions process for an applicant and may increase the interest of a compelling applicant in eventually enrolling in the Law Center, if offered a place in the class.
How will the alumni interview be used when making admission decisions?
The evaluation report provides a supplementary perspective of the candidate. After interviews are completed, alumni will submit an evaluation report, which will become part of the applicant’s file. The evaluation report then becomes a vital part of the decision process but it does not supplant the role of the Office of Admissions in making admission decisions. Your feedback is part of the admissions process and will be carefully considered by the Committee along with all other aspects of the applicant’s file and will help us to select from among the very best students for Georgetown Law.
Will a student's application be affected if he/she does not have an alumni interview?
No. For those who are invited by the Admissions Committee to be interviewed, the alumni interview is optional. Applicants who are not chosen to interview or who choose not to interview after being invited to do so will not be adversely affected, and their applications will be considered complete without an interview.