Shangrilala wrote: melmelcoolj wrote: Shangrilala wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.
Can I ask whether you did the informal interview and how it went?
Yes! I did an informal interview with the director of admissions, and I think it went well -- but nothing spectacular happened. It was just a generic interview, and I asked a couple questions. I don't recall being asked any question other than "Why Penn."
Did you submit LOCI?
If you did, did you say anything other than or did you repeat what you put on your LOCI for "why penn" question?
Well, my situation was a little weird, since I applied after their deadline has passed (not by much) without a Why Penn. And then I went straight to the waitlist in March. I sent in a Why Penn right away, and waited for another three weeks for a LOCI which included nothing much other than my continued interest and an update on my resume. Also I think my PS was crap, so I sort of took the LOCI as a second chance. After that, I just sent them a quick note every three or four weeks saying I'm still interested. And then I did the informational interview, and sent in a follow-up.
At this point, I really doubt they want to read long essays from you. They most likely just want to see you will go if admitted. A quick note would be sufficient.