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Do all applicants to Yale get an interview opportunity?

I'm super stressed about the Yale application. I've heard the interview can be a make-or-break. Does Yale interview every applicant? And if not, should I be worried if I don't get offered one?

7 months ago

I understand that the interview process can be nerve-wracking. Yale assures that interviews are not a mandatory part of the application process. They are conducted by Yale alumni, and whether or not you receive an interview often depends more on alumni availability than the specifics of your application.

Not all applicants will be offered an interview, and Yale’s admissions office states that not having an interview will not negatively impact your application. So, take a deep breath and try not to worry too much if you don't get offered one; it's not a reflection of your qualifications or the likelihood of your acceptance.

Remember that every component of your application is an opportunity to showcase different facets of your personality and abilities. Focus on ensuring each part, from your essays to your recommendation letters, is as strong as it can be. Interviews are just one of many factors considered, and not having one is not a 'make or break' scenario by any means.

Lastly, while it's great to aim for a school like Yale, remember to maintain a balanced list of schools to apply to, which includes reach, match, and safety options. This way, you're giving yourself the best set of opportunities for success. Best of luck with your Yale application!

7 months ago

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