I have an on campus interview at Rice over the summer and I'm a bit confused. Do I need to apply to Rice before I have an interview with them? Are admissions for fall 2020 open? I'm just wondering because people seem be getting interviews after applying, but mine would be before applying. Thanks.
Edit: Their website says "We offer on-campus interviews to rising seniors beginning in June before their senior year. Prospective students will meet with Rice Admission staff or current Rice seniors to discuss their accomplishments and learn more about studying at Rice." If I understand correctly, it's okay for me to have an interview before I apply. Please tell me if I'm wrong, as I don't want my parents to drive to another state for nothing (plus it would be embarrassing).
Also, after I apply, should I request an off-campus interview (so it would be my second interview)? The website says it's for those who have already applied.
Thanks again and sorry if I'm a bit paranoid!