So my D has applied to one school EA. It's her safety although I think she would be happy to attend. The decision comes December 15. The regional admissions person for our area sent her an email just before Thanksgiving asking her if she would like an interview. The challenge lies in that it is the busiest time of year for many reasons. Academics first and foremost. D is a musician so almost every weekend until winter break is booked with concerts recitals etc in addition to family events. Also too for auditions and applications for RD it is crunch time. Is politely turning down interview acceptable? Does she even respond to email?
I might add too she has gotten this request from other schools she is applying to RD. They don't have her app yet but have the rest of her information. With these there is more time to set something up. I guess schools do this?