nebuchadnezzar90

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Hello,
I applied to 16 schools because my grades aren't too good and I thought I would only get two or so interviews. Luckily I have been invited to 7 interviews so far and I think i'll get invites to a few more. Would going to all the interviews be overkill? Should I only go to my top 5 or 6 schools?

I picked the schools because I can see myself going to all of them but it's a lot of money to travel to all of them. I know nothing is 100% but will I have a good chance of getting accepted to one of the 5 or so interviews that I attend? or should I just go to all of them and not take the risk?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Are you currently in school? If not, try scheduling your interview dates close together. You can drive to the different states (granted that they're close by) and room with friends at nearby campuses to cut back on expenses. That's what my friend did.
 
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nebuchadnezzar90

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Are you currently in school? If not, try scheduling your interview dates close together. You can drive to the different states (granted that they're close by) and room with friends at nearby campuses to cut back on expenses. That's what my friend did.
Not in school, just have a job. Unfortunately, i'm all the way in South Florida so driving is not feasible besides the three schools in Florida. Using Airbnb has help me keep the costs down though.
 

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I think it depends on how much you're willing to spend. Logically speaking, though, if you have good interviewing skills you shouldn't need more than 5-6 interviews to net you a seat. Congrats by the way!
 
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I think it depends on how much you're willing to spend. Logically speaking, though, if you have good interviewing skills you shouldn't need more than 5-6 interviews to net you a seat. Congrats by the way!
Thanks, I like to think i'm pretty good in interviews but I have never recorded myself so who knows lol.
 

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Hello,
I applied to 16 schools because my grades aren't too good and I thought I would only get two or so interviews. Luckily I have been invited to 7 interviews so far and I think i'll get invites to a few more. Would going to all the interviews be overkill? Should I only go to my top 5 or 6 schools?

I picked the schools because I can see myself going to all of them but it's a lot of money to travel to all of them. I know nothing is 100% but will I have a good chance of getting accepted to one of the 5 or so interviews that I attend? or should I just go to all of them and not take the risk?

Thanks in advance.
Thats awesome, I would try to attend as many as you can because that will lead to more options in the end. If you dont mind me asking, when did you apply?
 
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nebuchadnezzar90

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Thats awesome, I would try to attend as many as you can because that will lead to more options in the end. If you dont mind me asking, when did you apply?
I submitted my application on June 21st but didn't get my committee letter until July 15th.
 

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I'd go to all of them since it's fun seeing new cities, you never know which schools you actually really like, and you don't ultimately know which of them will accept you.
 

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Hey, what was your TS and what was your science gpa, if you don't mind me asking? I have very similar stats and no interviews yet ;(. But my last letter was in July 22, and my actual application was turned in July 15.
 
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I would go to all of them .. I personally know someone applied to Medicine and did 9 interview but had no offer! and another one has one interview and got an offer! so just remember all the hard work you did until you submitted applications, I 'm sure you don't want to go through this again
 

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At that point, probably sign up for as many as you can afford, but then save some scheduled for after Dec 1 (the earliest you can find out if you got any offers). That way, you can see if you get any acceptances and use that as feedback for whether your interviews are going okay, because if you made it to the interview stage, then it basically your interview skills become the determining factor. If you get offers and are confident that you are fine with not interviewing at any more schools, then you can always decline or cancel the upcoming interviews. If you find out that your interview skills need improvement, you will still have chances.
 
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OP thinly veiled brag...

But in all seriousness, attend as many of them as you can. If you get any post-December interviews and none of them are your top choice
 
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OP thinly veiled brag...

But in all seriousness, attend as many of them as you can. If you get any post-December interviews and none of them are your top choice
Yeah, i'm going to attend all the pre-December ones. Not too fun flying from Florida to Vegas to Maryland though lol.