How long does it take UPenn to offer an interview?
Guys, I submitted my Penn application on Nov. 5th, and they gave me the portal on the next day. I live in MD but they have not contacted me for an interview yet. I heard some friend from Baltimore getting an interview offer and that kind of worries me. Do you know how long it takes them to contact me? Thanks!
if it's any consolation, i submitted everything by october 11th and still haven't heard back. i live in a crowded area where alums are sure to be teeming, but guess by now that i'll just assume im not getting one:/ maybe wait it out a few more days, you should hear back by then
^ I realize I'd be making an assumption here, but surely a good interview would help my application; I realize that it won't "count against" me, but it won't 'help me' either. This, and the fact that I am literally the only other person to have not been offered an interview, is what's bothering me.
I have a question about interviews and since there's a running topic about it already I'll just ask it here.
Do you guys think admissions glance through applications as they come in and sort out the "definitely weren't even close to making the cut" ones out? So those people might not get interviews? (not implying anything for people who haven't gotten one yet...I know it's based on availability of alumni and some people get in to Penn without interviews).
But just in general, is there any system at all for interviews? Or do they literally try to give EVERYONE an interview regardless of their applications?
For all of those worried about not receiving an interview, don't worry. It all depends on where you live and if there are any Penn alumni nearby. Personally I live in a rural Iowa town so I really don't expect to get an interview.
@iSeraphic: Penn doesn't pre-sort apps to determine interview offers. The zero-chancer is treated the same as the shoo-in. There's not enough time to do that. As soon as the completed app is rec'd by Penn, the contact info is sent out to the local alumni clubs.
For some colleges, international apps do get a read through and interviews are offered to realistic candidates only -- due to the dearth of available volunteers
Oh, well that's reassuring. I sent my app in on 11/5, and haven't received anything about an interview yet. Granted, it's only been 10 days, but when you think about it, we're less than 30 days away from getting decision emails as it stands.