Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

Another interview?

FlamingMangoFlamingMango Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
edited January 2012 in Princeton University
Really soon after I submitted by RD app, I got an email telling me that as part of the admission process, Princeton offers interviews to all candidates, blah blah blah. I got an email from the local Princeton club in my area or whatever, I signed up for a time, and went to my interview.

The interview was different from other college interviews I've had in that I was "just another applicant". I signed up for a time slot, I wasn't contacted by an alumni. When I arrived for the interview, it seemed like there wasn't and interviewer that was predetermined for me. It was just like I signed in and whichever interviewer happened to be finished with another interview was assigned to me. It was very assembly-belt like. Lots of kids coming in and out rooms. When I finished my interview, my interviewer walked me out back to the lobby area and immediately took another kid in who was waiting there.

Anyway, not even two days later I get an email from Princeton saying thank you for applying, as part of the process we offer interviews, blah blah, this is a way for you to learn more about Princeton and for Princeton to learn more about you.

Then it says, please expect to be contacted by John Doe, a member of the Princeton interview committee, to arrange a convenient time and place.

Here's the thing, John Doe is the same person I interviewed with a couple days ago at the assembly-line-interview-factory-machine. We had a good interview but John didn't say anything at all that alluded to the idea of meeting and interviewing again.

Is this just a "second interview" or could it be some error on Princeton part? Also, if it is a second interview, what does it mean? Are second interviews usually conducted by the same person? I feel like we covered everything we were going to cover, how will the second interview be different?

Thanks for your help.
Post edited by FlamingMango on

Replies to: Another interview?

  • marsha131211marsha131211 Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Sounds like a huge mistake.
    That being said I'd suggest showing up again. Hopefully he will remember the he just interviewed you . You can advise that you were really confused but wanted to show up
    I think it looks better than being a no-show. (Unless you can contact the school and explain ) I'dprefer to show up and explain face to face .
    Verrrrrrry strange
  • shiver555shiver555 Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Usually the interviewer calls you to set up an appointment. Maybe you can remind him then.
  • Rush10Rush10 Registered User Posts: 889 Member
    ^ I was told to email my interviewer. Meeting with her in two hours actually.
  • FlamingMangoFlamingMango Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
    I emailed the interview committee head and they told me it was indeed an error.
  • rkananrkanan Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    Most likely it's an error. Sometimes Princeton interview notification comes late, so late that it arrives after your interview. But if you want to be sure, check with your interviewer.
This discussion has been closed.