I applied to Bowdoin ED1 and recently did the optional video response. I think it went fairly well, but I’m wondering if I should still try to schedule an interview. I’ve seen people say that if someone has already done an interview they don’t have to worry about doing the video essay since they’ve already had a chance to show their personality, but I’m not sure if it also works the other way around. The obvious answer is to just do an interview to be safe, but I’m just a bit worried because I can get pretty awkward in interviews and I think I managed to come across pretty normal in my video response.
I would do it. Bowdoin will be very interested in fit. Giving them another way to see you fit can only be a good thing.