Does anyone honestly know how much the interviews weigh in the admissions process?? I will be the first to admit that my numbers are NOT very strong, but I have excellent softs. My interview was with Ryan Willard (Associate Director of Admissions) last November, and I think I knocked the interview out of the park. I am desperately trying to convince myself that I still have a chance of admittance.... Any comments, especially from those already admitted reflecting on your application interview, would be extremely helpful!!!! Thanks
It definitely helps for borderline applicants, or for those who want to avoid YP. I have so-so numbers for Vandy, and I (along with those who have similar numbers and interviewed) got in pretty quickly, while those with similar (or even slightly higher) numbers who didn't interview seemed to get hit more with the WL.
It doesn't work miracles, but it seems like it can push borderline applicants one way or the other.