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Really soon after I submitted by RD app, I got an email telling me that as part of the admission process, Princeton offers interviews to all candidates, blah blah blah. I got an email from the local Princeton club in my area or whatever, I signed up for a time, and went to my interview.
The interview was different from other college interviews I've had in that I was "just another applicant". I signed up for a time slot, I wasn't contacted by an alumni. When I arrived for the interview, it seemed like there wasn't and interviewer that was predetermined for me. It was just like I signed in and whichever interviewer happened to be finished with another interview was assigned to me. It was very assembly-belt like. Lots of kids coming in and out rooms. When I finished my interview, my interviewer walked me out back to the lobby area and immediately took another kid in who was waiting there.
Anyway, not even two days later I get an email from Princeton saying thank you for applying, as part of the process we offer interviews, blah blah, this is a way for you to learn more about Princeton and for Princeton to learn more about you.
Then it says, please expect to be contacted by John Doe, a member of the Princeton interview committee, to arrange a convenient time and place.
Here's the thing, John Doe is the same person I interviewed with a couple days ago at the assembly-line-interview-factory-machine. We had a good interview but John didn't say anything at all that alluded to the idea of meeting and interviewing again.
Is this just a "second interview" or could it be some error on Princeton part? Also, if it is a second interview, what does it mean? Are second interviews usually conducted by the same person? I feel like we covered everything we were going to cover, how will the second interview be different?