Are Harvard interviews really selective? If yes, to what extent are the selective – everyone interviewed is either admitted or waitlisted?

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    Lisa Buchwalter
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Lisa Buchwalter Answered a year ago

Students often get very excited when called for an interview with Harvard. For better or for worse, however, everyone is supposed to be offered an alumni interview for Harvard. As such, interviewees fall evenly into the same categories of all applicants; they will either be Accepted, Wait Listed or Rejected. Alumni interviewers at Harvard are like those at other colleges. They range from young, recent graduates to alums who graduated sometimes decades ago, and who do not have current information on what’s happening on campus. We always suggest googling your interviewer to find out a little bit about their background.....View More

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Do you think it's a good idea to schedule in-person interviews at colleges? I plan on doing this during my upcoming trip to Boston and New York in November. I'm unsure if this could really help my college application. Please advise.

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    Anupama Singh
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Anupama Singh Answered 10 months ago

My recommendation is that you first evaluate how well you can engage with the admissions people. Some students aren't the best at having this kind of meeting so be honest with yourself in how good you are at the art of conversation. There's always a balance in conversation and be sure you can do this.  Many schools won't schedule these until you've actually applied so don't be surprised if they just recommend you sign up for the info session and/or tour. If they recommend this don't push the interview as it's their nice way of telling you it's not worth....View More

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