|By Leftyleftist (Leftyleftist) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 03:41 pm: Edit|
I might be going to the east coast to check out Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Mt. Holyoke, and Brown sometime early in August. I think that Haverford is my top choice, but I'm still not sure, and I also love the other schools I listed. Do you think that I should still do an on-campus interview, even if I'm not positive if I'm going to apply?
Also, how much do you think a really great interview could increase my chances at getting accepted at Haverford?
|By Mazzo (Mazzo) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 04:06 pm: Edit|
haverford consistently stresses on campus interview as very important. a great interview will do wonders for you. believe me. i had mediocre stats but my interview went well so thats why im going in the fall.
since you live in CA sdo the interview. you might not get a chance to go back if you end up wanting to apply. plus it might look really good if you come all the way from CA to interview.
|By Cangel (Cangel) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 04:15 pm: Edit|
My daughter is interviewing at Haverford in June, before she applies. She definitely likes the school, but it's certainly possible that for whatever reason she changes her mind after the visit. We are coming from a fair distance, as you are, so given the emphasis haverford places on interviews, she wanted to go all out - what if she absolutely loves the place?
Thinking on this as an adult, evidence indicates the interviews are as much about you interviewing the school and learning about it, as they are evaluating you - what better thing to do on what might be your only opportunity to visit. She's doing some homework on the school, that's important, but she's sold on a LAC, she's trying to find which ones fit her best and go all out for those schools.
Good luck, maybe you guys will be classmates some day.
|By Whzup44412 (Whzup44412) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 04:35 pm: Edit|
I would suggest taking the interview- If you have the opportunity and you're in the area, there is really no reason not to take the interview (even if you end up not applying). Haverford stresses the on-campus interview (I would expect they look negatively at students who don't strive to interview in some form or another- e.i. alumni). I don't think the interview was a huge part of my admissions decision, but it certainly contributed to it. For applicants "on the edge"- it can be a determining factor. Be prepared, be yourself.
|By Candij (Candij) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 05:07 pm: Edit|
I'm from CA too, but didn't interview. Actually, I never made an effort to get an interview. That's beside the point, though. However, if you're going to be there anyway, what's the harm? For any school, you should take advantage of all opportunities to not only show another side of yourself, but to show your interest in the school. Like my future classmates have said, Haverford puts an emphasis on the interview, something I would have liked to know while I was applying. Anyway, I think you should definitely do the interview. It could be the difference between a positive and negative response next April. Good Luck!
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