PAGuyana

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in order to feel confident that you will be accepted by a school? Just an opinion question.
 

Chemist0157

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Depends on at which schools you're interviewing. Statistically, many schools accept half the people they interview. But don't feel like you'll squeek in because your "chances" are good. I didn't feel confident about an acceptance until I actually got the phone call. Theoretically, you could get an interview at every U.S. school and still get no acceptance; there's a lot of anecdotal evidence around here about people who got 10 interviews and 10 waitlists, eventually no acceptances.

Many interviews =/= acceptance

However, in my mind, I was feeling pretty good once I had 5 interviews at schools where I felt like I was a strong competitor.
 
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lainapox

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It depends on your personality (how paranoid, anxious, confident, arrogant, level-headed, insecure, etc you are), your qualifications, where you applied, how you interview...

There is no universal answer.
 

guestdoc

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I'd say about 6 or 7 interviews at some places that you feel confident about getting into--that'd be a good situation. :luck::luck::luck::luck:
 
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