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Colimbia Interview (WHAT MAY THIS IMPLY

cokecoke Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
edited January 2007 in Columbia University
I think I did not ask for an interview in my application.. but why did the alumnus contact me for an interview a few days ago?? Is it a bad omen ?? It makes me a bit uneasy. -_-

Will the refusal of it affect my application? (I have not reply his email yet) How should I prepare for the interview if I go for it?

SOS^^
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Replies to: Colimbia Interview (WHAT MAY THIS IMPLY

  • Kyo7Kyo7 Registered User Posts: 199 Junior Member
    If you are willing to take the challege of studying in a college like this, you should have no problem with an interview. By the way, you don't request an interview; you are supposed to have one. Refusing it without a good reason would certainly affect your application.
  • red sox 7327red sox 7327 Registered User Posts: 765 Member
    I can't think of a good reason to refuse an interview...
  • cokecoke Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    hehe definitely, i will not refuse this interview. just feel a bit suspicious..
    one of my friend said columbia does not require an interview.. but seems not to be the case..
  • bahbah Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    When you apply, you go on the list to be interviewed by alumni.
  • cokecoke Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    bah, do you mean it is selective? not everyone will get an interview, am i right?
    bcz one friend was not asked to go for an interview but he was admitted in ED..
  • bahbah Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    I think it's based on who's available to interview at the given time.
  • DenzeraDenzera Registered User Posts: 3,371 Senior Member
    not everyone will get an interview, but that's because of insufficient supply, not because of selection on the student side.
  • Columbia2002Columbia2002 Registered User Posts: 4,529 Senior Member
    Refusing an interview w/o good cause is almost a sure-fire rejection. It's a way of telling CU you don't care to bother spending 45 minutes on the school.

    A good excuse would be something like if you're contacted 3 days before the deadline and are out of town and tell the interviewer that you can't make it.
  • cokecoke Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    got it!

    so will the interviewer read my application beforehand? (what books i read, my results, my essays etc.)
  • DenzeraDenzera Registered User Posts: 3,371 Senior Member
    read other interview threads. they only know a basic EC list and academic interests.
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