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When's alum interview for early action?

nespressonespresso Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
edited November 2013 in Princeton University
Should I expect emails now? or should I wait for a few weeks still?

I list my address in British Columbia, Canada.

Thanks guys.
Post edited by nespresso on

Replies to: When's alum interview for early action?

  • pde54003pde54003 Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    I'm wondering too.
  • PtonAlumnusPtonAlumnus Registered User Posts: 299 Junior Member
    In my region no interviews have been scheduled.

    The regional coordinator has not received all the names of applicants from this region. The coordinator and all interviewers are volunteers. Each regional coordinator may have to assigned several hundred interviews to alumni. The assignment process may require several weeks. I would estimate that most interviews will be conducted between November 15th and November 30th. A few interviews may be conducted earlier or later.

    There is absolutely no significance to when you are contacted for an interview. The last applicant interviewed has the same chance of admission as the first applicant interviewed.

    Good Luck!
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    And the fact is the # of applicants has outstripped most Ivy volunteer networks. My Ivy group used to interview +95% of applicants in our large metro area. But the apps have more than doubled over the last 4-5 years. I can guarantee you that we are not interviewing 95% of applicants -- it's just impossible. I used to interview 5-6 kids. Now I interview 15-18 on avg. It's used to be fun -- now it veers into the "laborious" category. But I still do it because the need is there.

    Today, more than ever, applicants may never be interviewed. But be OK with that (just like PTonAlum says)
  • nespressonespresso Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    @ TE26E4 & PtonAlumnus: d'accord
  • waddupwaddupwaddupwaddup Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    So if you do get an interview, that doesn't mean that Princeton is interested in you?
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Yep. PTon interviews the zero-chancers just like the shoo-ins.
  • princet0nprincet0n Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I live in Ontario and I received an email from princeton notifying me about my alumni interview last night! I live in a really small town so I was surprised there were any alumni in my area.
  • gutsandglorygutsandglory Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Princeton seems to have alumni everywhere. I just got my interview notification a day ago.
  • sherpasherpa Registered User Posts: 4,766 Senior Member
    S was contacted by his interviewer a couple of months after receiving a Likely Letter.
  • nervousmomonervousmomo Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @ Sherpa, did your S tell interviewer he already had likely letter?
  • HappyppahHappyppah Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    how in the world do people get likely letters from princeton. like what is life.
  • BishopstownBishopstown Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Anybody get interviews from ny area
  • CantigerCantiger Registered User Posts: 940 Member
    @Happypah - recruited athletes may receive likely letters. The rationale for the letter is that these athletes might otherwise sign an NLI at another NCAA D1 school if not offered the letter to assure them that they have met the admission criteria and will be granted admission to Princeton. They still need to follow all the same admission guidelines as other applicants but the timeline is different because of the early NCAA signing date in the first week or two of November each year.
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    @Happypah: after the SCEA period, non-athlete RD applicants may also be targeted with Likely Letters. Once Feb rolls around, an astonomical # of questions about those erupt on this website.
  • sherpasherpa Registered User Posts: 4,766 Senior Member
    @nervousmomo, yes, and he had to educate his interviewer about how likely letters work.
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