yiruri83 wrote:I sent my RD application on 11/5/12 and completed on 11/7/12. However, I e-mailed them today requesting to change my application type from RD to ED if it's possible and the director sent me an e-mail asking me to have a phone call discussion. Should I take this positively? I'm assuming he must be really busy going over other applications and it was weird for me to receive his e-mail asking for a phone conversation...please let me know what you guys think...also, any tips on how to prepare this telephone interview?
No special UVA expertise, but I would be prepared to explain why you did not originally submit ED. Before allowing you to gain any sort of boost from the ED designation, he may just want to ensure that your decision isn't based on having been rejected or WL'd elsewhere, but that you have genuinely decided UVA is the only place you want to go to school.
ANY access is a good thing. Be yourself and sell yourself, and you'll gain an advantage.