<p>"Evaluative"? i.e. To examine and judge carefully. Maybe not. Review and, to some extent, consider pertinent information? More likely. Small distiction but.....</p>
<p>Conducting the Interview:</p>
Your questions should help you discover (1) unusual circumstances or “red flags” that might not come through on the student’s application, and (2) the level of interest a student has in Vassar.
<p>On the interview report, you will be asked:</p>
Unusual circumstances or experiences of note
Applicant’s level of interest in Vassar
For Regular Decision candidates: If this student were offered admission, what might convince him/her to choose our college? What might be a major obstacle to accepting admission?
<p>Soooo, weapons (I would add ugly shoes) aside, Vassar expects us to believe that after requesting alumni to "share any additional information that we might find helpful to the admissions committee" including level of interest (read, yield management) and unusual circumstances, the admission officer who reads the alumnus report will miraculously wash the information from their memory (positve or otherwise) and consequently it won't be considered, consciously or subconsciously, even an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny when making an admission decision?</p>
<p>If so, I'm impressed by the willpower and mastery of selective memory.</p>
<p>I wish my wife could forget so easily a few things I said or did. :)</p>