Freshman Admission


We currently offer both in-person and virtual interviews. All on-campus visitors must follow the safety protocols listed in the visitor guidelines. We ask that interviewees who are traveling with a parent or guardian limit guests to one individual when possible.

We want to meet you!

Interviews are an integral part of our holistic review process. An interview is a great way to enhance your application and get a personalized introduction to Christopher Newport. While required for merit scholarship consideration through the President's Leadership Program and Honors Program, we also strongly encourage all applicants to interview.

Interviews typically last 30-45 minutes and will be a conversation with one admission staff member that will allow you to share more about yourself. You will also learn about opportunities available on campus, as well as some of the expectations we have of our students.

Interviews are available to rising high school seniors from June 1 through March 1. Early Decision applicants should interview by November 15, Early Action applicants by December 15 and Regular Decision applicants by February 15. The preferred interview date for scholarship consideration for all student types is December 15.

Registration is available 30 days in advance. After you register, we'll send you a confirmation email with additional details, including a link to access the interview for virtual interviews.

You can schedule and complete your interview prior to submitting your application for admission. If you are a transfer student, please contact the Office of the Registrar to schedule an interview at (757) 594-7296, or email

If you have any questions or need assistance scheduling your interview, please call us at (757) 594-8936 or email

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