@Paully- Thanks and I'll try not to. :P @Hokies- Well, at least the waiting period isn't as work intensive as the application process... and thanks. @_Horde- Thanks. :) @gbrading- I'll try my best to be myself in the interview... its just something about the person taking notes about me and possibly determining my future that bothers me. :P But I guess every interview is going to be like that in the future.... @kcwsk8- Thanks
Normally, I am a rather unlucky person. But, today, that changed, at least in this instance. Lately, I have been working on all the college applications that I have been kind of putting off, and realized that one of the colleges I was applying to, not my first choice school, but I did like it, College of the Holy Cross out in Worcester MA, *highly* recommended an interview for the school's admissions process. I had no problem with this, but the timing was a problem. The last day they give interviews is 12/31, and today was 12/15, and you have to give 2 weeks notice for scheduling an interview. Desperate, I caled their admissions office right when I got home from school today. Luckily for me, I got one of four spots left for interviews at the college, and this interview will take place this Thursday. I breathed a great sigh of relief after I scheduled that interview. I was so worried that they'd say "sorry, we have no spots left" or harass me about putting off scheduling an interview. Like I said, it isn't my first choice school, an its not as prestigious or as well known as some of the other schools I am applying to, but I really did like it there when I visited. It could possibly be my first choice if the sort-of long shot schools I am applying to (Columbia, Cornell, and WashU in St.Louis) don't work out, though I am hoping one does.
The timing of this college admission process isn't working out so well for me. I am trying to get everything ready for Cornell's due date, 1/2, which means his week I am working my butt off trying to finish everything. I have to out the finishing touches on my college essay (which I should be doing now instead of this blog) and meeting with my guidance consular multiple times this week, all this during the week before Christmas vacation, where all the teachers at my school decide to give tests. So I have to balance large amounts of work and this college BS, and this balance equals a week that is anything but fun. But, I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Within two weeks, I will have (hopefully) finished everything, and then I can stop worrying about getting this stuff done. It will be out of my hands.
Well, I'd better get back to work...
Applying for university is always a fraught process, I remember mine less than fondly. :P Still, the very best of luck with your applications. In interviews, the key is just to be friendly and yourself.
Congrats on the interview. I know things seem hectic now, but after you submit all your applications you'll begin that long waiting period to hear back. I don't know which is worse. It only took me about an afternoon to apply to 7 universities (none asked for interviews) so once done all I could do is sit and wait for the letters to come in. Good luck with everything, hope all goes well!