Skype Interviews

Each summer, the Admissions Office reviews our policies and procedures from the past year. We discuss what worked well and what didn’t, and any new ideas we’d like to incorporate into the next admissions cycle. This past summer, more Skype interviews were at the forefront of that discussion.

We’ve made this abundantly clear the past few weeks, but to reiterate: While optional, we consider interviews to be an incredibly important part of our application. That said we also understand that many of our applicants are busy with school or at work. They may not have the time or means to travel to Chicago for an interview. In years past, that has been where our off-campus interview program comes in. But we only have a certain number of alumni interviewers in each location. While our off-campus interview program has an incredibly large base, we still weren’t able to accommodate everyone.

This year we’ve revamped our interview program to include an extensive number of Skype interviews for our JD program applicants who just can’t come to campus and who don’t live near one of our alumni interview locations. Offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, we have Skype interviews from morning until mid-afternoon on Central Standard Time. Staff and student interviewers conduct Skype interviews, and you can interview through Skype before or after you’ve submitted an application.

We’ve tried to make our admissions interviews even more accessible to prospective students. So take advantage! We can’t wait to meet you.

2 thoughts on “Skype Interviews

  1. Sukawan

    I have two questions about the skype interview.
    1. I am about to submit my online application. Yet, there was no empty slot for skype interview left through January. So, I wonder if there shall be any other slot of interview to book after this.
    2. If I checked a box to apply for skype interview in my online application and should I never find an empty slot for an interview, will you review my application in this case?
    Thank you very much.


    1. Northwestern Law Admissions Post author

      Hi Sukawan!

      1. Yes, we will be adding more January Skype interviews to our schedule. Keep checking back.
      2. We will consider your application incomplete until your interview occurs. If you can’t find an open interview appointment, send us an email to let us know. We can mark your application complete at that point.



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