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pyra

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I just got an invite in the mail on August 27 for an interview on Sept 21 in Vermont. This is not much time to reserve a ticket and most flights are very expensive. Is it a big deal for a rolling admissions school if I postpone my interview 2 weeks (in early October) and go the day after another interview in NY?

Don't they waitlist most out of state people anyways?

That leads to another question, do you think it will be too draining to go to 2 interviews in a row?
 

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I don't think it makes a difference if you postpone it for 2 weeks because you are interviewing so early in the game. Now if your interview was in April and you wanted to postpone it, that would be a completely different story.

If I were you, I would try to put interviews the day after e/o so I could save myself some $$. But if money isn't an issue for you, then it doesn't matter. As for 2 interviews in a row beign draing, I think it completely depends on who you are interviewing with. Check the Interview feedback forums. If students say that both interviews were super stressful, then maybe you will want to spread them out. However, if the general consensus is that the interviews were pretty relaxed, then go ahead and to both during one trip.

Make sure you know exactly how you are getting from one place to the other and that you give yourself lots of spare time. You don't want to be late for one....

Good luck & congrats one having so many interviews :luck:
 

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I don't think 2 weeks makes a difference, but you could always try flying into Boston (on Song) or JFK (JetBlue) and then driving the approx 2-3 hours to the school. Not ideal, but then you don't have two back to back interviews. The trick is to fly into an airport with a low-fare airline like Southwest, Song, Jet Blue, ATA, or America West--then all the other Majors usually match the fare.
 

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pyra -
I'm so jealous that you have an interview at UVM, you mind if I ask your stats? It's one of my first choices and I heard it's kinda easy to get in.
Please leave an interview experience when you get back! Hopefully, I'll be reading them soon!
 

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ShyRem said:
JetBlue flies to Burlington. I checked. :D

Yeah but the only returning flight to san diego is at 11:25am. The interview day ends at 4pm and the only flight that night is at 5:27pm on another airline. I looked and the airport is 10 minutes away by shuttle. Do you think that is enough time?

From the research I did I noticed that most out of state applicants get waitlisted at first. And for subtle1epiphany - I have average stats.
 

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pyra said:
Yeah but the only returning flight to san diego is at 11:25am. The interview day ends at 4pm and the only flight that night is at 5:27pm on another airline. I looked and the airport is 10 minutes away by shuttle. Do you think that is enough time?

From the research I did I noticed that most out of state applicants get waitlisted at first. And for subtle1epiphany - I have average stats.

thanks, i appreciate the info you posted.
best of luck! knock their socks off! :luck:
 
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