Demonstrating Interest

<p>Washington University is definitely a school I'm interested in, and I have read about how they value demonstrated interest by potential students. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll be able to visit before I apply, so what can I do to demonstrate interest? I have signed up for their mailing list and submitted the info sheet/supplement, but is there an admission officer I can e-mail or something? I couldn't find anything on their website. Thanks for any input!</p>

<p>Apply for scholarships - all of them - and request an alumni interview. Even if there is no alum in your area, they will make a note of your request.</p>

<p>Definitely ask for the interview. Send emails to the general admissions email address with questions that indicate interest, even if you know the answers to them. Perhaps ask to see if you can talk to someone in the area you’re applying in to find out more about the program.</p>

<p>they also have information sessions in various areas. Check to see if they’re are any in your area.</p>

<p>ask for a travel grant if money is stopping you from visiting.</p>

<p>I just wanted to re-emphasize applying for scholarships. I lot of times people just assume that they won’t get the, but in that way you’re guaranteeing that you won’t get them. Also, it really helps with demonstrating interest because it shows you’ve put a lot of time into your application to WashU, and could potentially result in more mixed financial aid - merit money. Give it a shot!</p>

<p>actually yeah, I applied for 2 scholarships and the Uni. Med program; I got rejected by all of them but still got into the school</p>

<p>Again, tumbletiger is right with the scholarships. I had little intention of coming here originally and thought my scholarship apps reflected that. So, I was completely baffled with the finalist namings - and scholarship awards. My interests and commitments must have really shown through. Write honestly and thoroughly and again, apply. You may be pleasantly surprised.</p>