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Schedule for Visiting Schools

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  • CACloverCAClover Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    @vegas1, can I ask the results for the applications with Skype interviews? Do you feel they were comparable to the applications with on-campus interviews?
  • vegas1vegas1 Registered User Posts: 409 Member
    @CAclover we did find Skpe interviews awkward. I don't think admission results were skewed by interview method for us. The bigger factor for us at that time was heavy financial aid need. We actually had schools wait list our son based on financial need (they reached out to let us know why he was wait listed). He ended up at an awesome school that he loved and it was a perfect fit for him.
  • heartburnerheartburner Registered User Posts: 417 Member
    Related question on this topic: Do most schools offer Saturday interviews?
  • GMC2918GMC2918 Registered User Posts: 912 Member
    @heartburner many schools do offer Saturday interviews. Most schedule interviews/tours "when classes are in session" so it may be that on Saturdays there are only time slots in the morning.
  • AppleNotFarAppleNotFar Registered User Posts: 1,046 Senior Member
    @CAClover Just to chime in on the Skype experience, AppleKid's first interview was via Skype and it was def awkward, but the kid received an offer of admission from that school. In hindsight DC would probably have felt more comfortable with the Skype interview if it had been done after at least one or two of the in-person interviews. Or maybe you can simulate a Skype interview for practice--DC just found it really odd to be talking with a stranger on a screen. It didn't help that all he could see of the interviewer was the top third of the face. I wonder if it would have been bad form for the kid to have asked the interviewer to adjust the camera?? :-S
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