Freshman Admission


The final day to complete an interview for fall 2020 admission was Wednesday, March 4. Admitted students who have not completed their scholarship interview may continue to do so and we will review the application on a space-available basis. To schedule a late scholarship interview, please email or call (757) 594-8936.

Registration for interviews for fall 2021 admission will be available Friday, May 1.

We strongly encourage all applicants to participate in our admission interview process. Interviews are required for President's Leadership Program and Honors Program scholarship consideration.

An interview is a great way to enhance your application for admission and get a personalized introduction to Christopher Newport. We want to meet you one-on-one to learn about you — your qualities, experiences and goals that aren't described by your transcript or test scores.

Interviews are available to high school seniors beginning June 1 (upon completion of junior year) through early March. Early Decision applicants should interview by November 15, Early Action applicants by December 1 and Regular Decision applicants by February 1. Seniors can schedule and complete the interview prior to submitting their application for admission.

For those applying for the President's Leadership Program or Honors Program, preference is given to applicants who complete the required essays and interview by December 15. The final deadline to apply for the programs and interview is February 15.

Registration for interviews is available 30 days in advance. Out-of-state and international applicants can interview via Skype (we prefer to meet you in person, though!). If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling your interview, please call us at (757) 594-8936 or email

Interviews typically last 30 minutes and are a conversation that will allow you to share more about your interests and experiences. Some tips to help you prepare for your interview are available on your personalized Captain's Bridge page.

If you are a transfer student, please contact the Registrar's Office to schedule an interview at (757) 594-7296 or email

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