Really? So it's basically just a tool to use to clear up remaining curiosities in an application they're considering for an interview invite? Or is that even an excessive glorification of the actual use of the phone interview....Originally posted by mpp
The admissions commitee does not actually ever listen to your phone interview nor do they read the transcripts. The phone interview is used as a sort of psycho-social profile to determine if you fit the type of people they are looking for. Much of the decision made regarding whether or not you will be invited for the on-site interview is made on the spot. The transcription (or recording) is used only for clarification purposes. That is why the turnaround for the phone interview (interview invite versus rejection) is almost always within a few weeks.