How often do schools request transcripts pre-interview?

Nov 25, 2010
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So I met with my adviser last week and asked her if I can still expect interviews from some of the "top" schools. She said some schools will wait till December and request a transcript to see my fall semester grades, and then decide whether they want to interview me or not.

How often does this actually happen?
 

Longshanks

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SUNY-Downstate does this, but as Catalystik pointed out, this is usually if they are on the cusp one way or another to extend an invite. At least with Downstate, I don't know of too many positive anecdotal outcomes from this. With the three people I know who received such a message last year, I think only one interviewed, the two others were ultimately rejected later in the cycle.