I applied last year. If the interview is anything like the admissions interviews they did last year, doing the interview is definitely the right advice. There is more information in last year's admission thread if you feel like reading it. One of the main reasons for the interviews is likely a way to weed out people who aren't that interested in the school. Probably also for them to impress you but introducing you to successful alums.
if you don't interview, they supposedly yield-protect those with numbers above their medians. I said yes to an interview on my application, but they have not followed up. Does anyone know how long it takes for the school to schedule an interview?
I applied due to a fee waiver. I signed up for an interview as well and I haven't heard back. It's a little disheartening because I applied to most schools in mid October and want to know my options by early January. Ah well we'll see what happens.
It came up on my status checker "application is complete pending an optional interview." Also under mailings it stated they mailed me something about an interview. I waited 2 weeks / still didn't get anything, so I e-mailed them about me not getting anything about an interview, I waited 5 days no, response so I called and left a message stating the same..
Couple days later and it now just says "application complete" / the optional interview mailing went away?