invisiblesun wrote:blue5385 wrote:ConMan345 wrote:invisiblesun wrote:Nice. I wonder how much the JR1 plays a part in the admissions decision...considering that applicants who have been around this long are likely borderline, maybe the role is larger than usual in my case? Also, I know everyone says it's little more than a "psycho screen" but with 1100 calls for 800 acceptances, I'm guessing there's something else they're looking for...
Haha, I actually talked to JR at the admitted students weekend about this (and some other things). He said that he has a pretty solid idea of what his decision is going to be before the interview. It's really just to see that you can be professional enough to have coherent answers to his questions. The impression he gave is that it's kind of pass/fail, with 95% passing and the other five percent having big red flags. He actually said that someone responded to his question, "Why HLS?," with "I don't know," and nothing else. That's a no-no.
300/1100 is a bit more than 5%, so that makes me think he goes into some interviews already knowing he's not going to take the person. Why string them along, then?
Dude, there had been some new posts made since you had last viewed the thread. You may have wanted to review your post in light of them.
Hey thanks TLS automated notification system!
(That option actually didn't come up for me when I hit submit even in light of your new post...weird, cause it usually works.)