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New post 28 Jan 2009, 19:30
I have received an interview request from BC Carroll. I am seriously considering attending especially if there is a significant scholarship offer. One issues is that because the interview is with the adcom I would have to travel to the Carroll campus which I would hake to take a day off for because the campus is about three hours away from where I live. One of my advisors stated that a telephone interview would be mostly inconsequential and that I should not worry about having an interview on the phone. He also stated that an adcom interview has no significance over an alum interview.

I sense that my advisor is wrong on both counts and wanted to see if anyone had a second opinion. I know that Carroll barely makes a top 50 school but I thought that others might be in a similar situation and would be interested in a response.

Thanks in advance.

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 19:49
Tadashi wrote:
I have received an interview request from BC Carroll. I am seriously considering attending especially if there is a significant scholarship offer. One issues is that because the interview is with the adcom I would have to travel to the Carroll campus which I would hake to take a day off for because the campus is about three hours away from where I live. One of my advisors stated that a telephone interview would be mostly inconsequential and that I should not worry about having an interview on the phone. He also stated that an adcom interview has no significance over an alum interview.

I sense that my advisor is wrong on both counts and wanted to see if anyone had a second opinion. I know that Carroll barely makes a top 50 school but I thought that others might be in a similar situation and would be interested in a response.

Thanks in advance.


I think you have to take the day off and visit the campus and do the adcom interview. Showing your face to the people who are making the final decisions is a big differentiator in my humble opinion.

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New post 28 Jan 2009, 21:43
I second Msday.
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New post 28 Jan 2009, 21:47
You're probably equally as likely to get an admit, but if you're looking for a scholarship you should go make a personal connection with people.

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 07:57
Thanks guys, to Boston I go.

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 08:02
yeah, the advice you have seems hairbrained. The AdCom make the final decisions and are familiar with the school's aims and culture - they are more important, and the value of face to face is always significant.

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 08:16
I think your chances of getting in would remain the same with both options. But I also do agree that you may get a lot more $$ if you go in person.

On a side note, I have a friend currently enrolled there and he loves the program!
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New post 29 Jan 2009, 10:04
Hey Tadashi, FWIW, my only admit to this point was via a phone interview, and there was $$ attached. But that was a 7-hour drive away, so maybe it was a bit different.

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New post 29 Jan 2009, 10:13
Here is my honest opinion. I think every human is very biased and therefore your appearance is crucial in order to make this decision. If you got the feedback in the past that u ur voice does not sound so good over the phone, or if u have trouble understanding ppl over the phone or ur voice is too soft or too deep or whatever - then consider taking a day off.

On another hand, if u think that u dont have a strong personal appearance, a kinda desired business-type of look then consider a phone interview. its like u see a very famous radio host in person and get dissapointed by his appearance...


we all sometimes like or dislike someone at first sight and maybe later totally change our opinion, however, all humans including adcoms r very biased and ur the first contact w u can heavily influence their decision

so just pick whatever u think is ur stronger side
just my opinion...
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