|akahmed ||01-16-2008 08:55 PM |
A girl in my class that also had her interview told me her interviewer said that they rank the top 10 best candidates in each region. It doesn't hurt of you're not on the list, but is this true? Also, is there a way to know how many/what specific region you are in?
|mishtish617 ||01-16-2008 09:12 PM |
Hi - has anyone received an invitation to their local alumni applicant reception? Just wondering if this is for everyone or is it a good sign??
|art_star ||01-16-2008 09:41 PM |
I just got contacted for an interview, and I was asked not only to bring my SAT scores and a resume type thing, but also my ESSAY? Has anyone else had to do this?
|akahmed ||01-16-2008 09:57 PM |
yes, SAT, EC, Essays..
|art_star ||01-16-2008 10:07 PM |
Do they read and critique it? haha. Alright, I just thought it was weird that my interviewer would ask for my essays because none of my other interviewers asked for that.
|prepstax3 ||01-17-2008 08:30 PM |
I just found this thread...but I had my interview in November I think, and I was kind of disappointed by it. My interviewer and I did not have much in common at all, and he/she (would rather not tell) asked me where else I applied. Then, he/she went on to recommend me other colleges!
Personally, I was a little put off by Harvard after this. However, I still would love to go there, but my ardent desire to go there diminished a little after this.
|studentactivist ||01-18-2008 08:46 AM |
If you have had an interview with an admissions officer, do you still get contacted to have an interview with one of their graduates?
|Northstarmom ||01-18-2008 09:46 AM |
With the exception of internationals (whom admissions officers may interview on their summer trips abroad because there are not enough alum abroad to interview applicants), Harvard tries to have all applicants interviewed by an alum -- whether not the admissions officers have interviewed them.
|Northstarmom ||01-18-2008 09:47 AM |
About essays: I have found it helpful when students brought in their essays (though I never requested this) because it helped me avoid asking the student about subjects that they already had told Harvard about in depth. The purpose of the interview is to give Harvard additional info -- not the same info that Harvard already has.
|goforharvard ||01-18-2008 11:24 AM |
When the interview told you that she/he would give you a positive recommendation and that you were a great fit for Harvard, does it mean your chance has just increased?
|goforharvard ||01-18-2008 11:26 AM |
Sorry. I meant the interviewer. Thanks.
|amb3r ||01-18-2008 02:21 PM |
^^^ Maybe a tiny little bit, but honestly I don't think it's such a big deal, because the majority of interviewer reports are probably positive anyway.
|norcalgirly ||01-18-2008 02:24 PM |
I just had my interview yesterday and all I can say is RELAX! It is honestly just like a conversation. My interviewer and I had so many things in common the hour just flew by.
Some questions were about Why Harvard? What can you contribute? Leadership qualities, books that you have read, school activities, personal attributions. Don't be nervous, just be yourself and be genuine.
|Northstarmom ||01-18-2008 03:05 PM |
A girl in my class that also had her interview told me her interviewer said that they rank the top 10 best candidates in each region. It doesn't hurt of you're not on the list, but is this true? Also, is there a way to know how many/what specific region you are in?"
That may occur in your region particularly if there are many applicants from your area. Where I live, we typically get about 20 applicants from a region stretching about 200 miles, and we don't rank applicants.
|Northstarmom ||01-18-2008 03:08 PM |
"Hi - has anyone received an invitation to their local alumni applicant reception? Just wondering if this is for everyone or is it a good sign??"
It probably is for all applicants. With the exception of recruited athletes and the few students who get likely letters, there would be no way of hosting a reception for students who were considered at the top of the list. That info won't be known until admissions letters go out in late March. The admissions officers are still reading and compiling applications.
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