Hi, I'm a pre-med applying for the 2003 entering class, and I was wondering if anyone knows from experience (or otherwise, I guess) if there's a disadvantage to having a regional interview, as far as the impression you give adcoms by choosing a regional over actually going to the school. I mean will they think you're not as interested in the school if you choose a regional and think you're not a serious applicant? I know for Duke it's slightly advantageous to the applicant if they choose a regional interview (well it says that on their website), but I was wondering about other schools. SLU in particular. I got my first interview invite from their yesterday and I'm debating about a regional. I know you don't get the advantage of actually seeing the school, but if I was accepted and was seriously considering the school then I would definitely go visit it. But I'm trying to cut down on some costs, so if it doesn't hurt my chances of being accepted, then I'd choose a regional. Applying to 20 schools is pretty pricey. Any advice/opinions are appreciated. Thanks!