Congrats to those who've interviewed and been accepted! Any advice for me? Anyone going to the Dec 13th interview?
As for bringing a parent, I wouldn't say it's a bad thing. They're welcome to the interview and I was actually encouraged to bring mine. I'm glad I did so because I think it's important for your parents, or spouse, to see where you're going to be investing $120,000+ and 3-4 years of your life. I went to another interview last week at a different school and there was only one person there without their parents....at UACP, the faculty will tell you that's it's about 50/50. I got accepted also so I don't think that bringing your parents will hurt you in anyway.....to me, it's just a personal choice.
I interviewed Nov. 16 and got my acceptance the week after.
My advice to you are the following:
-Bring a GPS with you when you drive from TRI cities to VA.
-The GPS will be useless when you actually get to the town so you'll have to do it the old fashion way via map. I suggest you find the location the day before the interview.
-DON'T bring a parent or significant other with you to the interview. Some people actually did and it was so unprofessional and embarrassing. If you do, make them wait in the car.
-Hint: the admissions staff and students there can be your greatest allies.
-I met with some of the students the day before, and they gave me great insight into the interviews. At UACP, they're not really looking for right or wrong answers (per-say) to their interview questions; they're looking for the reasoning behind your answers.
-During the introductory session with the dean, make to ask A LOT of GOOD questions. -Dont ask questions with answers that are already stated on their website. It shows lack of research.
Thanks everyone for the advice! I'm surprised they invited me to interview because I am from a busy city in California. I'm excited about it though! Does it snow there? I've never driven in snow before and will be travelling alone.
I got a letter today saying I was accepted! Anyone from Dec 13th also get this letter? Pretty sure I will be declining my seat though....
Lol, I wonder how many people decline their seats to UACP? I know that a huge chunk of their student population is actually from a CC nearby.
What reasons do you have for declining the seat?
I had already gotten accepted to hawaii last week. I'm pretty set on going there. I do feel bad though bc everyone was so nice and its a 3 year program but what really changed my mind is that its too remote and there's no federal loans. good luck to those who attend and those who really want to get in!