Freshman Admission


Until campus re-opens, we will conduct all scheduled interviews virtually. Once we are permitted to accommodate in-person visitors, we will offer on-campus interviews.

The admission interview is an integral part of our holistic review process. It is a great way to enhance your application for admission and receive 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 admission applicants to interview.

Interviews are available to rising high school seniors beginning June 1 through March 15. 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. We will provide a link to access your online interview in a confirmation email.

Seniors can schedule and complete the interview prior to submitting their 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

Interviews typically last 30-45 minutes and are meant to be a conversation that will allow you to share more about yourself beyond what we might learn from your application materials. You will also learn about opportunities for and expectations of students on campus.

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

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