Passed the Interview Deadline

<p>Unfortunately, I missed the Interview deadline for X College which is Dec. 2nd, and emailed them just a few days later (when I learned there was a deadline...). Of course, they said I could not officially interview. </p>

<p>I feel pretty bad that I did not get the chance to interview, as it is very important for admissions, so I started think about alternatives. One in particular:</p>

<p>A teacher at my school is an X Alum. Would it work to have them "interview" me unofficially and write on my behalf and mention that I did so as a back and forth informal interview just as it would be for a real alumni interview?</p>

<p>Um, is an interview mandatory? Or strongly recommended?
Because if it isn't, don't do it. It seems a little too over the top, and might come off as a little... obnoxious.
Ok, I have issues with vocab. That was the closest word I could find to what I wanted to describe... sorry :(</p>

<p>But good luck!</p>

<p>No I agree, it is not exactly the approach I would like to take 100 percent.
But they said not doing an interview won't hurt me... I just think that an interview can help quite a lot...
I just want to see what my fellow CC'ers have to say :)</p>

<p>Interviews are rarely important in admissions. They can help a little, but not much. Not doing an interview isn't a big deal at all. I don't think the alumni interview would even be accepted- the process just doesn't work like that.</p>

<p>It doesn't hurt to try, and it's usually good to do something different! However, interviews aren't terribly important at most places so don't stress it too much.</p>

<p>I think out of so many colleges, only MIT strongly recommends/requests an interview.</p>