tam2688

tam2688
Jul 17, 2009
49
0
Chicago, IL
Status
Pre-Optometry
What I am asking is, I am a bit confused about something. When schools get your information and decide ok, this person is a good candidate, are there some people they accept without interview? I think not, but I am seeing only "marginal" students getting interviews and some people saying they got the acceptance letter. I think it is that everyone who is a good candidate gets the interview and after then the committee has to decide whether they will accept the person.

Please clear me on this.

Thanks

Tam
 

iVision

SCCO c/o 2013
10+ Year Member
Jan 13, 2009
77
0
Status
Optometry Student
Short and simple answer is no. Schools never accept candidates without interview.
 

EyEnStein 07

Senior ɸ Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 6, 2008
837
6
East Coast
Status
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
I doubt it...interviewing should be like the "last step" unless your
missing some required material. Im sure every single student in
optometry school HAS been interviewed. Even those in joint programs.
 

sportsdude00

10+ Year Member
Jun 20, 2008
225
0
Status
Optometry Student
For the most part I'd say no. However, (though I can't completely recall) I remember hearing something about someone having a phone interview or something of the matter, but I believe that was from an EXTREME circumstance.
 

cloud99

10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Mar 19, 2009
244
1
Status
Pre-Optometry
I think puerto rico does some phone interviews.
 

DawgOD

SCO C/o 2014
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
May 16, 2008
311
1
Atlanta, GA
Status
Optometry Student
And for the most part.. an interview is a good thing.. you get to see the school.... meet students.. meet admissions... maybe even meet some staff...

And best part about it.. they answer ALL of your questions that you may have...