Have not received e-mail on interview. Should I be worried?

<p>I sent in my application the same time as my friend. And she got an e-mail to go for an interview yesterday- and I have not. </p>

<p>I know it seems silly but I can't help wondering if it is because my application was already rejected.</p>

<p>Should I be worried?</p>

<p>Why don't you do some basic searches on Princeton Interview basics. You'll have your answers straight away.</p>

<p>Nope. I got mine ages after some of my classmates. Maybe your interviewer wants to contact you later after he has finished one group of interviews. Maybe you have a different interviewer than your friend, who wants to contact you later. It depends on when they have free time to set up an interview.</p>

<p>Also,they give every kid an interview when possible, even if it means skyping with an alum. Getting an interview has nothing to do with being rejected or pulling through to the "next round" or anything like that.</p>

<p>Thanks! :) </p>

<p>Most information I come across online states that the interview holds little weight to our application. Have any of you came across cases where an applicant got through because of a great interview but mediocre stats? Just curious..</p>

<p>Did you receive a message from Princeton that your application is complete? They don't release it for an interview until the file is complete.</p>

<p>Yes, I have received the e-mail that they have received my application. So, I think it should be fine? :D</p>

<p>"Have any of you came across cases where an applicant got through because of a great interview but mediocre stats? Just curious.. " </p>

<p>YES: Go to youtube and search "Fresh Prince Princeton"</p>

<p>You can see Will Smith getting into Princeton after a fabulous interview. He's offered admission on the spot.</p>

<p>In reality, it won't happen -- nor should it. A 45-minute extremely subjective session that research tells everyone is not very indicative of success -- will not make up for deficiencies in areas of the application.</p>

<p>With the admit rates going down from 1 in 5 to 1 in 15 or 20 over the last few years, most alums don't seem to be certain their input is making much of a difference in admissions. </p>

<p>Princeton in particular may be looking at your academics much more closely among the Ivies. It is just a personal observation based on the admits I know and I can't provide stats to prove it. Princeton's published document says 2300+ scores get admitted at 21% while those below drop to 9% but it might be that there are fewer applicants in that range.</p>


<p>I was in a similar position when I was applying to college. I would absolutely not worry about this! Don't fret, you're fine (: There isn't a ranking system for interviews, and whether or not you get one is (99% sure) only based on where you live and the availability of interviewers. Some people I know got contacted at the very, very end of the interviewing cycle after having worried for a month about whether their application was sidelined. It could also have to do with when you sent in your complete application. Bottom line: interviews don't have much impact on your application. People frequently get into places without interviews, and get rejected without them. They are among the least critical parts of your application. Keep calm!!</p>

<p>Me neither - and all my friends (that I know of) who applied have been interviewed already. Hopefully we'll both be contacted soon!</p>

<p>When is the "final deadline" for interviews at Princeton? Mid-February?</p>

<p>Same thing happened to us with the Princeton interview. Just fell through the cracks because they have so many applicants, probably; and they like to give interviews to all.
So we just called the alum who was arranging the interviews (several polite phone messages--be persistent!), followed up with an email, and got through.
He apologized and scouted out an interviewer, set it up in good time.
All turned out well.
Take-away-- chase it down and don't forget to relax and have fun! The interview is for you, too. :)</p>

<p>Hey everyone! Thanks for all the comforting messages. :) just wanted to give an update that I was contacted by an alumni for an interview yesterday night by email. I'm really excited for it as he seems like a really cool guy! To those who have undergone the interview, what do the interviewers typically ask and what venue did you pick? Thanks in advance!! Really appreciate all the helpful people in this forum!</p>

<p>I'm having a rather unusual interview next week; it will be at my own home :)</p>

<p>That sounds really cool! I see that you live in the Netherlands, (this is going off topic) but I love the way the houses are arranged there- very quaint and homey. All the best to you! And do share how the interview went!</p>

<p>I will definitely post my experience; the lady I'm interviewing with was super nice on email, and really enthusiastic about meeting me, so I'm really looking forward to it. And thanks; Holland rocks:)</p>

<p>I got an email from Princeton saying I should be contacted soon by a local guy but still haven't heard from him. There's still another month or so left for interviews so I wouldn't worry too much yet.</p>

<p>My interviewer requested for a Skype interview- is that a bad thing?</p>

<p>No, it just means that either the alumni has such a busy schedule that he cannot possible arrange a face-to-face interview with your, or there is no alumni in your neighbourhood available, so they decided to arrange a Skype interview. It has no bearing what so ever to their decision :)</p>

<p>We live in Denver and our neighbor is a Princeton grad, so I know there are
alumni here, but our son has not yet been contacted for an interview. Should we be concerned?</p>

<p>I guess that just means that there are relatively too many applicants in the neighbourhood for the available alumni; it could also mean that Princeton has not assigned interviewers in your neighbourhood yet. Keep your eyes open for an email; this year, P sends out emails telling you you have been matched to an interviewer and giving you his or her email; if you haven't heard from him/her in two weeks, you can contact them yourself. If you're really worried about it, you could contact the admissions office or the local alumni to see if he/she has already been given a list with interviewee's.</p>