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Normal for a GTown Interview?

j'adoreDiorj'adoreDior Registered User Posts: 32 New Member
edited February 2009 in Georgetown University
Hello everyone!
I was contacted for a Gtown interview for next week at Borders and I was wondering if it was normal for the interviewer to (in the e-mail) ask me to send him my class rank, extracurriculars, SAT/ACT scores, other colleges I'm applying to and AP classes. And also, I know that because the interview is required for Georgetown, does it count more than other colleges? For those who have already done interviews (I hope they went well!) what were some questions they asked? Thanks so much!
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Replies to: Normal for a GTown Interview?

  • gtwnlvr016gtwnlvr016 Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    My interviewer didn't ask for any of those things in an email, but I did bring all of that kind of stuff with me anyway and the interviewer really appreciated me doing so. Much of the interview was based on the interviewer looking down my list of activities and asking me questions about them, and he asked me a few questions about my transcript and the classes I took.
  • j'adoreDiorj'adoreDior Registered User Posts: 32 New Member
    Thanks! Does anyone know if these interviews count more than others?
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    Son took resume but that didn't have his actual transcript as part of it. However, it did have his gpa etc. It was also nice that the interviewer was very well traveled which gave me son an opportunity to talk about his international stuff that he didn't really add in his regular application.
  • glockenspielglockenspiel Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    I would guess that since Georgetown requires interviews, it weighs them more heavily than other schools, but on the whole, interviews won't make or break you. Just be yourself, and you'll be fine.

    I had an interview a few weeks ago, and it went pretty much like gtwnlvr's. He asked me about my gpa, AP classes, and extracurriculars during the meeting. It definitely helped to bring a list of activities. Good luck.
  • waveswatcherwaveswatcher Registered User Posts: 395 Member
    Since your interview isn't until next week, you could send him/her your stats now and then they would have a chance to review them before you got to Borders. I sent my ahead and my interviewer appreciated it. It also gave us more time to talk without him constantly being interrupted by reading. Just a suggestion, hope all goes well!
  • CoffeeAddict9716CoffeeAddict9716 Registered User Posts: 876 Member
    Yea, my interviewer pretty much asked nothing...it lasted 10-15 minutes and she had said in her email before that it would be brief..while my friend's interviewer told her it would be half and hour or more...this sucks, i feel like I got gypt...my interviewer asked me about my family, then why i wanted to go to Gtown, and that was like it...she didn't want to ask me anything else, let me ask q's, or anything..she was nice and all but seemed to think the interview was really informal and not important...am I screwed b/c I had a bad interviewer...?
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    My son's went a little over an hour. I think once they started talking, the time really flew. But my son also asked a lot about how the interviewer came to be in the position she was which I think she enjoyed looking back. I have no idea of her impression, but son wrote a thank you pretty quickly after that and so, we'll see.
  • NYmamaNYmama Registered User Posts: 232 Junior Member
    Coffeeaddict, don't read too much into your interview. My d interviewed last year and it probably lasted 20 minutes. She came home and said she would never get into Gtown because the interviewer did not like her and was snippy to her responses and questions. She felt her interview was a disaster. Needless to say, she is now enjoying her freshmen year at Georgetown! So, moral of the story, don't read too much into your interviews, you never know what the results will be until that envelope arrives! Good luck everyone!
  • CoffeeAddict9716CoffeeAddict9716 Registered User Posts: 876 Member
    Thanks NYmama, and my interviewer did like me. She just didn't have a lot of time to chat and hopefully write up a good review about the little time we did spend together.

    Anyone else feel like now that your interview is over, everything is out your hands completely---makes me even more nervous!!!
  • junparentjunparent Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    My student's experience was very different. Interviewer told her he was not interested in hearing about what she did in high school, he said he had seen her application. He quizzed her about Jesuit tradition, asked where her parents went to school (and then asked why she wasn't applying to "that party school," asked about her family, was she an athlete (no), etc. He also told her that he had written up bad reports on kids before and she became more flustered. He ended it by telling her that he was sure she'd get into OTHER places. This was the worst experience in the college application process, every other school's interview was enjoyable.
  • sophomore12sophomore12 Registered User Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    junparent...

    that guy was just a prick... there is no way he/she should have expect your daughter to know how to answer those questions on the spot...

    I wouldn't put too much thought into it, Georgetown probably knows that guy is a prick (since he probably writes bad things about all the people he's interviewed)
  • papanoelpapanoel Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Wow, junparent. That is an awful story - but what can you do, you know? I doubt it would be wise/helpful to email the admissions office about it, but you never know. And like some other posters said, it might not weigh as much as you'd think.
  • papanoelpapanoel Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    maybe contacting the local alumni coordinator and explaining to him/her would help, but idk
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