Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Any idea on why this is happening?

JeydomzJeydomz Registered User Posts: 428 Member
edited November 2007 in University of Pennsylvania
Five students have applied ED to Penn this year, and on Monday, someone from Penn will be meeting with two of the ED students at my high school. I'm not quite sure why this is happening, considering: one of the students has already had a legacy interview, it is very close to decisions already, they're not involved in the same activities at all (so there's nothing potentially suspicious), and none of the other EDs have been contacted.

Any ideas?
Post edited by Jeydomz on

Replies to: Any idea on why this is happening?

  • dumbblondedumbblonde Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    maybe there was a problem with their applications?
  • nimby58nimby58 Registered User Posts: 217 Junior Member
    Your description lacks some important information--but if I had to guess, it sounds like run of the mill alumni interviews for ED.

    It means nothing that they are this late.
    It means nothing that only those students have been contacted.
    It means nothing that one has already had a legacy interview on campus.

    Penn usually wants the interview evaluations for ED candidates before this, but if someone is running late they'll still submit it now. Penn has moved to online submissions for the interview evaluations, so time will not be a huge factor.

    Alumni interviews are assigned by a local alumni interview coordinator. Sometimes there are enough alumni volunteers to interview everyone, but if there are not--randomly, some students will have interviews and others will not. Most interviewers get only a few students to interview, so it would be really unusual for one person to interview all 5 kids. It could also easily happen that there was no one available to interview the other three.

    Legacy candidates are able to have on-campus interviews and then another by a local alumni.

    Not having an interview will NOT disadvantage you in the admissions process.

    This is from someone who has interviewed for Penn for many years.
This discussion has been closed.