Preparing for College

Why Hasn't This College Called Me for an Interview?

Question: Everyone else from my school who had applied to a certain school got called for an alumni interview except for me. I know a couple of alumni interviewers, and they told me a few weeks ago that they were starting to call people. I know my qualifications for this college are as good, if not better, than the rest of the applicants, so I'm not sure what to make of this.

Don't worry, you can sleep well tonight. You don't name the college in question, but rarely are interviews assigned on the basis of merit. In other words, getting called for an interview does not mean that you've passed some sort of initial screening, nor does a lack of contact suggest that you can expect a thin letter in the mail. (Well, this is occasionally true, but usually it's only when you've applied for a special program, such as a combined BA/MD program.)

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