Western U Iview: Can I bring the secondary to interview? Yes/No?

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I received a pre-secondary interview at Western over a month ago and I have an interview coming up on Monday. In the e-mail it says "Completion of your supplementary application and receipt of all recommendation letters is required prior to your interview." Is it a problem if I submit the secondary app. to the admissions office at the beginning of the interview day? Or is it completely necessary for the application to be at Western by Friday? I left a message on Cameron Haslett's phone (admissions lady) and haven't gotten a reply. Thanks for the help.
 

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I received a pre-secondary interview at Western over a month ago and I have an interview coming up on Monday. In the e-mail it says "Completion of your supplementary application and receipt of all recommendation letters is required prior to your interview." Is it a problem if I submit the secondary app. to the admissions office at the beginning of the interview day? Or is it completely necessary for the application to be at Western by Friday? I left a message on Cameron Haslett's phone (admissions lady) and haven't gotten a reply. Thanks for the help.

You sure can. On my interview day, a few people handed their secondaries in at check-in. :thumbup:
 

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But don't be late, turning things in post-interview. That includes secondary application & required letters of recommendation.

When you go interview there, someone from the admissions staff will register you, then she checks to see that all your documents (secondary application & required letters) are in. Make sure they are all in her hands by that point.

From my experience, I turned in a required letter of recommendation one day late after my interview, & my application got pushed back to the next next admissions committee meeting... had to wait a whole month (yikes!) for a reply, rather than their average of two weeks to reply!
 
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Do all/most schools want pre secondary interviews? Also, is there a post secondary interview as well? Or is this pre sec interview unique to WesternU/Comp?
 

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Do all/most schools want pre secondary interviews? Also, is there a post secondary interview as well? Or is this pre sec interview unique to WesternU/Comp?

The typical interview is a "post-secondary" interview, meaning that you were invited to an interview AFTER you sent them your secondary application. Certain schools may send out an interview ALONG with the secondary application. This is called a "pre-secondary" interview because they gave you an interview without reading your secondary. These are usually reserved for more "competitive" applicants. Not many schools give out pre-secondary interviews.
 

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I received a pre-secondary interview at Western over a month ago and I have an interview coming up on Monday. In the e-mail it says "Completion of your supplementary application and receipt of all recommendation letters is required prior to your interview." Is it a problem if I submit the secondary app. to the admissions office at the beginning of the interview day? Or is it completely necessary for the application to be at Western by Friday? I left a message on Cameron Haslett's phone (admissions lady) and haven't gotten a reply. Thanks for the help.

Hey you sound just like me!!:laugh: I'm interviewing at Western Mon too. I just express mailed my secondary Wed...so hopefully it gets there today and they are quick about processing mail. However my non-science Prof has been taking his time sending the letter...so I'm going to pick it up today in his office :mad: I'm still undecided as to whether I'll overnight it today or just hand it to them Mon. Probably just get it over with today though.

Also, if your having trouble contacting Cameron you could always try the other 3 admissions counselors listed in the email.

Good luck!! See you Monday!!
 

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I just express mailed my secondary Wed...so hopefully it gets there today and they are quick about processing mail. However my non-science Prof has been taking his time sending the letter...so I'm going to pick it up today in his office :mad: I'm still undecided as to whether I'll overnight it today or just hand it to them Mon. Probably just get it over with today though.

Some options:
1. If you are allowed, you can hand carry the letter to California & the give it to Cameron yourself. But some undergrad schools/professors don't allow you to hand carry a "closed" letter.
2. If your newest letter of recommendation is an "open" letter (visible to you), make a photocopy of it for you to bring to your interview (just in case), then express mail it.
3. Just express mail it & hope it gets there by Monday morning. You have a little time. The admissions committee usually meets on the Wednesdays; your file HAS to be complete by Tuesday or else it will pushed back to the next committee meeting. I got this info from an admissions counselor.
 
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