Darden Early Action Onsite Interview

Following the 7 September 2023 submission deadline, all interviews are now Invitation-only. If you have any questions please email admissionscoordinator@darden.virginia.edu.

For the 2023-24 Admissions cycle, applicants can choose to interview on-Grounds in Charlottesville, VA or virtually via Zoom. All interviews will be considered evenly — there is no admissions benefit to on-Grounds vs. virtual interviews.

Not planning to travel for an in-person interview and meant to schedule a virtual interview? View availability here.

Steps to Sign Up

  1. Use the calendar on this page to view available dates and times and then schedule an interview! Please note that you will be asked to submit a resume and answer our learning team short answer question in order to register for an interview. 
  2. When you register, let us know if you would like to observe a class on Thursdays (space is limited), eat lunch with current students or take a tour of Darden while you are visiting us in Charlottesville.

On-Grounds Interview Dates

Interviews will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia on the following dates only:

  • Thursday, 7 September
  • Friday, 8 September
  • Monday, 11 September
  • Thursday, 14 September
  • Friday, 15 September
  • Thursday, 21 September
  • Friday, 22 September 

An on-Grounds interview day requires travel to Charlottesville, Virginia. Interviewees may also opt to observe a class on Mondays and Thursdays (availability is first-come first-served basis), eat lunch with current students and take a tour of Darden. There are no class visits available on Fridays. 

Interview Tips

  • Interviews are up to 45 minutes in length
  • Darden’s interviews are anonymous, which means that your interviewer will not have read your application or resume prior to the interview. 
  • Your interviewer will not come to this interaction with a lot of formed expectations about who you are, your strengths or weaknesses or any other thoughts about your candidacy. 
  • Practice, practice, practice! While our conversational interview approach is intended to give applicant's an opportunity to share their story, there will be a lot you are going to want to accomplish in a relatively limited amount of time. A little practice with your narrative can go a long way!
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