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Alumni Interview

esperantisto256esperantisto256 15 replies20 threads Junior Member
Hi guys,
So I haven’t been contacted yet for an interview, and I’m a bit worried since alumni are almost definitely available in my region (I’m in a suburb of Philly). Is anything I should do at this point to prove that I’m interested in an alumni interview? I know not everyone gets an interview but considering my circumstances and the fact that 90% do, I just want to make sure I’m doing all that I can to make this right.

Thanks
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  • AcquiringBiologyAcquiringBiology 6 replies1 threads New Member
    edited February 2019
    You shouldn't worry if you don't get to be interviewed. There may be a lot of alumni in your area; however availability is still a concern. Those alumni may be busy due to other factors, such as the number of applicants. Not everyone gets an interview. Furthermore if you don't get one, it won't count against you. Many applicants who didn't get to be interviewed have been accepted. Since you live in Philly, I would recommend you go to the Undergraduate Office and see if personnel could help you. You could also call the University yourself about your concern. To be honest, I don't know if it is late to call them about interviews because applications are currently being evaluated. Hopefully you'll get in. However, I wouldn't ask for an interview. It would be too demanding and may hurt your application.
    edited February 2019
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  • happy1happy1 23820 replies2384 threads Super Moderator
    I would not take any action Not everyone at Penn gets an interview -- it is a matter of supply (alumni interview slots) and demand (applicants in an area).. Alumni interviews don't count for much in the admissions process..

    Plus hopefully you have taken the time to read the Penn website regarding interviews. Note the following:
    --"Please don't worry if you're not invited to interview. Since we aren't able to reach every applicant, not having an interview won't be held against you in our review. and;
    --"It’s our policy that applicants can’t request interviews"
    https://admissions.upenn.edu/admissions-and-financial-aid/what-penn-looks-for/interviews
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