Interview

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Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:35 am

Do schools ever ask applicants to interview? I take it thats a sign of likely to get in, right?

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Re: Interview

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:56 am

It might be a sign that the admissions committee is "on the fence" about whether or not to offer you admission. (I think that Cornell & Northwestern encourages or used to encourage interviews.)

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Re: Interview

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:58 am

What makes you think its on the fence as opposed to something more positive?

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Re: Interview

Postby kaiser » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:11 pm

^^^
Because, if they were that sold on you, there would be no need to chat with you further. They would just review your app, give it the stamp of approval, and admit you. For schools that interview transfers on a discretionary basis, they very likely only interview them when they are on the fence, and want to learn more beyond the app itself.

I wouldn't try and construe it either way, whether negative or positive. Just take it as an opportunity to go in and seal the deal. They clearly have you in consideration, and getting to sit with them face to face is an excellent opportunity to show your enthusiasm, and really sell them.
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Re: Interview

Postby SiRR » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What makes you think its on the fence as opposed to something more positive?


The something more positive than "on the fence" is "you're admitted." If you're admitted, then why wouldn't they just admit you outright?

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Re: Interview

Postby sandwhich » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:59 pm

Anecdotally, I'm fairly certain that there wasn't a single UChi ED admit who wasn't interviewed. I think it depends on the school whether it is positive or they're simply 'on the fence.'

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Re: Interview

Postby xMcGilicutty » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:12 pm

I know that UT interviews everyone they don't initially ding.

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Re: Interview

Postby randomguy89 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:13 pm

xMcGilicutty wrote:I know that UT interviews everyone they don't initially ding.


They do but I think that, if you get to that point, it doesn't actually have much potential to hurt you.

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Re: Interview

Postby BVest » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:20 pm

I'm not sure how much one can generalize about UT's transfer admissions practices as they continue to figure out their methods. Interviewing transfer candidates was not SOP two years ago.

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Re: Interview

Postby Jchance » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:23 pm

I've also heard that they "interview" you to offer you on the spot.




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