Need ur advise on on-campus vs Alumni interview. Does on-campus give a slight edge to admission chances compared to alumni ones? I know all schools claim that it doesn't.
On-campus is taken by a student. Don't u think student
interviewers are hard/strict on the interviewees and
go by the book compared to alumnus making the alumnus
interview easier to crack ?
Also I live in the Northeast area, so will the schools in this region hold it against me if I opt for alumni interview for these schools. But these schools are not in driving distance from my place and I wud have to take a flight for on-campus.
Most schools say that a visit doesn't affect your chances, but defintely not all. I know that some schools look at an on-campus visit as a sign of interest and seriousness. For for schools that truly do not weigh an on-campus visit can do for you is provide you with more insight into why you want to attend (or not) a given school. If you gain this insight prior to an interview, you will be better informed for the interview. Even if you can't take advantage of the the school's programs before your interview, taking advantage of it after the interview but during the interview visit will prepare you for a waitlist effort or to make an informed decision in the event of multiple acceptances. (it's nice to dream
As you can tell, I recommend on-campus interviews. Whether these advantages justify the expense and time of the flight and days off, that only you can decide.
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