What role does a personal interview play in the final admissions decision of an applicant?

Topic: Admissions at Transylvania University | Asked by: Chris W. | Asked on 10/17/2011

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At Transylvania University, we do not require a personal interview as part of the application process. But, that doesn't mean that you can't make an impression! When students come for a campus visit, our admissions counselors personally sit down with each of their students for a 30-minute informational meeting. Here, you not only discuss the application process and issues like financial aid and scholarships, but provide us a way to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. As a small, private university, Transylvania takes pride not only in our one-on-one attention in the classroom, but outside of it as well! Our admissions counselors like to know their prospective students on a personal level. We want to know your likes, dislikes, interests, and anything that can help us learn more about you. After all, the most important part of college admissions is whether you feel that Transylvania is the right fit for YOU! As a Common Application member school, we require the Common App, a personal essay, two letters of recommendation (teacher and counselor), test scores and a transcript for admission. Our admissions decision does not rely on grades or test scores alone, but is very holistic. We take into account every piece of your application puzzle, even including your high school curriculum rigor. You're more than a test score, and we treat our admissions decision that way! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at, on Twitter at @beapioneer, or on

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