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Applying Over Skype

wildflower2019wildflower2019 12 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
In boarding schools if you interview over Skype does it hurt your chances in any way? Specially, Exeter and Andover!
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  • skieuropeskieurope 37928 replies6566 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 44,494 Super Moderator
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  • CaliPopsCaliPops 330 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 332 Member
    Unless things have changed in the past few years, both Andover and Exeter offer alumni interviews. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think either do Skype interviews as a matter of course. One other option, if applicable, is trying to pick up a interview slot if an AO is visiting your area, e.g., for a TSAO information session.
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  • Momto4kidsMomto4kids 336 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 337 Member
    It shouldn't be a major obstacle. Of course, if you can visit campus and meet with an AO then that is preferable, but Skype works as well. My son did many in person interviews and one Skype and will be attending the one where he did Skype.
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1684 replies34 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,718 Senior Member
    Most of my kid's interviews were over Skype. It did not affect admissions results. Pro-tip: You can stick a Post-it with key talking points right next to the computer's camera ;-)
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  • ReluctantDadReluctantDad 84 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 86 Junior Member
    Our DS did a few interviews over Skype and others on-site and we did not see any difference in his acceptance. However he did to an online interview with Loomis using their tool and wow did he struggle with that interview as he was only answering pre-recorded questions. To our surprise Loomis was the only school he was rejected at.
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  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 980 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 997 Member
    Our kiddo did one interview via Skype and another was actually via FaceTime - we got creative - both were very positive and actually worked out well! I think Kiddo was more relaxed and came across better via Skype or FaceTime. Generational thing maybe?
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