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THE USA: Applying to University

‘When and how are admissions interviews conducted?’ [VIDEO]

Find out when interviews are required as part of the admissions process and how these are conducted, courtesy of an admissions officer from Northern State University in America.

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Sometimes international students will need to sit an interview as part of their application. It can be nerve-racking and difficult to know how to prepare.

Watch the video below as Richard O’Rourke, an admissions officer at Northern State University explains when an interview might be a required part of the admissions process, and students can expect if it is.

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Watch more clips from our Hangout with Richard O’Rourke:

‘How is an American admissions office structured?’

‘What common mistakes do students make in their university applications?’

'What tips can you give for writing a university application?'

‘Why should I study in America’s Mid-West?’

‘What questions should international applicants ask when applying?’

'Do admissions officers "Facebook-stalk" students?'


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Monica Karpinski received her BA (Media and Communications) and Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. An art and culture aficionado, in her spare time Monica enjoys film, reading and writing about art.

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