Wake Interview

<p>Does it look better if you go to the campus for your interview rather than a web-based one? And do they just ask typical interview questions? And how much does the interview count for?
Thanks</p>

<p>idk if campus vs. web-based matters, but i know the interview is crucial to your application review since Wake is test-optional, regardless if you send your scores or not. i found the interview very weird and personal. my interviewer asked me personal stuff about how my parents' divorce affected me, why i didn't go to the same school as my brother, and other bizarre questions irrelevant to my performance as a student. he also suggested that i dont have social skills because i do volunteer work with animals at a shelter instead of with people. also be prepared to debate an ethical issue. my interviewer asked me to debate my personal opinion about an ethical issue, then told me to create a new side to the argument (not just argue the opposite).</p>

<p>Coincidentally, my son's interview was one year ago today. He did it in person on campus. He said he enjoyed it. His interviewer was a retired Poly Sci prof. michigan2297 is right; there was an ethical/societal discussion. In Son's case it was the death penalty. :eek: </p>

<p>My son was admitted and will attend. His stats were right at the midpoint of the applicant pool. I think the interview helped him, as did his short answers on the application. </p>

<p>Have you read the app? It's a doozy. :p</p>

<p>no im going into my junior year but I just wanted to know a little more about the Wake interview because I have heard that it counts for a good bit now. If you don't mind, whats so bad about the app?</p>

<p>I would sit down and think of some questions that you think they will ask:
Why are you interested in Wake Forest?
Strenghts? Weaknesses? (of you as an applicant)
etc.
But in general, just be yourself. Don't use "like" or "umm," and be poised and confident and have good body language.</p>

<p>Also have some questions ready in your head to ask, because you do not want to be that person that waits about 30 seconds and suddenly gets up and points at the window to ask a question about something that doesn't exist (like me), because I did not think of questions.</p>

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<p>I wouldn't call it bad, just long. Lots of short answer questions. And, of course there's the essay requirement. I think the app is so extensive because Wake is test optional. They have to be very thorough when reviewing candidates since - in some cases - they're doing it without the "safety net" of test scores.</p>

<p>"I wouldn't call it bad, just long. Lots of short answer questions. And, of course there's the essay requirement. I think the app is so extensive because Wake is test optional. They have to be very thorough when reviewing candidates since - in some cases - they're doing it without the "safety net" of test scores. "</p>

<p>Yes. I actually really liked the Wake application -- it was different and not too difficult. Wake stresses interviews and their short answers; they want students with personality and people-skills. This is one of the reasons I love Wake. All of the students are so NORMAL, yet so smart at the same time. The interview process is probably more of a weed-out if anything. I liked my interview very much ... she asked some random-ish questions but nothing that I couldn't respond to.</p>