All interviews during this season will be conducted by video conference or phone.
If your chair assigns an interview to you, you will receive an email that will ask you to log in to the Volunteer Portal to accept or decline the interview. Please be sure to check email on a regular basis, including your spam folder.
We provide detailed instructions for how to utilize the Portal to accept/decline interviews, contact the student, and submit the report form.
Please complete the Interview Report Form within one month of accepting the assignment. You will find the report form within “Applicant Details,” which you can access by clicking on the student’s name after you “Accept” the interview assignment. Note to returning members: The report form has been updated for this year in order to capture more helpful information for the admissions selection committee. The form asks volunteers to comment on students’ personal qualities, intellectual engagement, motivation and commitment, and what interests them about WashU.
Final deadlines for Interview Report Forms are:
EDI: December 1
EDII: January 15
RD: February 1
Please attempt to reach the student three times within two weeks by both phone and email. If you are not able to reach the student after three attempts, please mark “Could Not Reach” on the Interview Report Form.
If a student declines your interview offer, please indicate this on the Interview Report Form in order to complete the process.
Regardless of the outcome, you must submit a completed Interview Report Form for the interview assignment to be complete.
All interviewing alumni APAP members should review How to Conduct an APAP Interview.
If you are willing to conduct additional virtual interviews outside of your committee area, please log in to the Portal, click Edit Activities to select this option. New this year: You can let us know how many interviews you would like to conduct during the season. You can do this by logging in to the Portal, then click on Edit Activities.