The Gettysburg Interview: Is it needed?
I am an incoming Junior at a public high school in New Jersey, actively considering applying to Gettysburg during ED1 2018-2019. During my research in Gettysburg's application requirements, I saw that it was "Strongly Recommended" To schedule an On-Campus interview with an admissions counselor/Off-Campus with Alumni. However, there are two main reasons why these are not viable for me:
1. I have a single mother, we are considered to be "economically disadvantaged" (aka low-income) and do not have any means of transportation to and from Gettysburg.
2. An off-Campus Interview would be extremely difficult to schedule do to my year round work commitments, as my employer (The local recreation center) does not typically grant days off for students on college visits/interviews.
Does any have experience of this occurring, where both an off-campus interview and an on campus interview were not viable? Will it hurt me in the admissions process if I can not attend a campus visit/interview? Are there any other options that can be arranged (skype/phone call, etc.)?
Any advice would be helpful.