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Interview Format

Interviews play a critical role in our assessment of candidates and are required prior to acceptance into the program. Our interviews are 30–45 minutes in length and your interviewer will not have read or reviewed your application or résumé. It is our policy to conduct anonymous interviews, so there is no need to send in your résumé for the interview.

Open Interviews (Early Action Round)

Darden interviews will be offered on-Grounds and virtually for the 2024-25 application cycle. More information will be available in August when Early Action interviews begin. Please re-visit this page for additional details on the interview process as it relates to interview scheduling. 

Early Action applicants can interview from August through the end of September on a first come, first served basis. We will continue to release new interview times throughout the open interview period, so check back frequently if you do not find a date or time that suits your schedule. Prepare to be flexible based on interview availability. Early Action open interview availability will be announced in early August.

Interview times are limited, so we kindly ask that you schedule your interview only if you intend to submit a completed application by the Early Action deadline. In order to be considered for admission, your application must be submitted and the application fee paid by the deadline.

Invitation-Only Interviews

For those who apply in Rounds 1, 2 or 3, an invitation-only interview is conducted after your application has been submitted and reviewed by the admissions committee. Invitations to interview are sent on a rolling basis up to and including the decision release date for each round. There is no significance as to when an interview invitation is sent; an invitation to interview should be seen as positive indicator no matter when it is received.

Consortium Applicants

Consortium applicants follow the same invitation-only admissions interview process as outlined above.

If you have any questions, please visit Frequently Asked Questions or email [email protected].