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Anyone that has already interviewed at Elon, would you mind sharing what the interview was like? I have mine in two weeks! So excited!

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Hi Vinny,

 

The interviews are conducted a little bit differently at Elon, but I liked it. Instead of one interview lasting 20-30 minutes you have three interviews that are 10 minutes each. They are with the current staff of the program. Very relaxed, and not intimidating at all. I would say the questions are fairly standard, so really just be yourself (I know that sounds like a broken record). But it truly is about them just wanting to get to know you, and try to determine if you are the right fit.

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I am interviewing on the 18th of February as well! I received my email invitation on 12/18. I just checked my status online and it still says "In Committee" (it has said that since they first sent me the link.)

 

Looking forward to meeting others on the 18th!

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I interviewed 1/18 and they called me Thursday and informed me I was accepted! I cannot put into words how joyful I am! Anyone else from the Jan group get good news?

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@frackgirl33

 

Congrats! I also got the call that I was accepted last Thursday! I am super excited as well! When did you interview? I interviewed on 1/18. Is Elon your first choice, or are there other schools you are considering?

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@1234

 

Thanks, and congrats to you too!! I also interviewed on 1/18...we may have met! There are other schools I am considering. I have another interview scheduled and will find out that same day if I'm accepted or not. If not, I will likely go ahead and send my deposit to Elon. I am highly impressed by Elon so I will not be disappointed if that's where I end up. What about you?

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@frackgirl

 

Thanks! We must have met even if it was just in passing. I was supposed to be in the afternoon group, but I had a flight to catch so I spent parts of the process with both groups. Which group were you in?

 

I was also considering other schools, and I was hoping to get at least one more interview out of this application cycle. But, at this late date I kind of doubt it. Oddly, Elon has been the only school I actually got an interview at. But, I think that was largely due to applying too close to the deadline for many programs. But, all said I was also very impressed with Elon. I think the program would be a good fit for me, and I would be very happy there. So, at the end of the day I think it has all worked out for the best.

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Well one more spot should be opening up as I am about to give mine up. I was just moved off the waitlist at my top choice school. The decision to give up my spot was actually more difficult to make than I anticipated, as I was very impressed by Elon and have no doubt it will be a successful program. Good luck to all!

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Can anyone tell me how long it took for Elon to review your application and know if they got an interview or not? I keep checking my admission status online and it says "In Committee", I am not sure if it is a good thing or not. This wait is definitely stressing me out! >.<

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@gcdeguzm mine was in committee for a good while after I submitted before I got my interview invite. I actually called because I didn't know if that was typical, but it is! I submitted the end of July, was "In Committee" until January, then received an interview invite for 2/22. hang tight, the wait is long but worth it!

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Hey guys! So I have an interview for Feb. 18, and I was wondering if anyone could share what the interview process was like if they have already had one. Was there a writing sample? Are the interviews in a group or individual? What kind of questions were you asked? Thanks for any info.

 

So, I just read the post by 1234 about the interview day and I wanted to know what are the 'standard' questions? I like to have as much detail as possible to see what direction this school leans towards.

Thanks!

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@gcdeguzm you're welcome! I did apply to a lot of other schools; I'm in undergrad still so I wanted to max out my chances of getting in the first try. elon is my first choice though! how about you?

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@eajohnson, I have no idea! :) At my other interviews thus far it's been pretty standard stuff; for example, situational questions (i.e. we're given a situation and asked what we would do), why we chose to apply to that school, what issues we feel are facing PAs today, pretty general stuff. In my opinion, it seems more like they're just testing our writing ability. Side note, I've also had a medical terminology test tossed in. I don't know if Elon does that kind of thing! Just know it can be possible, I guess! :) Hope to meet you Friday, have a safe trip!

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I wish! Jen told my group it was more likely we'd hear Monday, March 4th. Needless to say, this has been the longest week ever.

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Admissions status is posted on the "On-Track" website... it says I got accepted but I'm still waiting on the phone cal!

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