After you have submitted your application, you may or may not be invited to campus for an interview with the Director(s) of Studies of the program(s) you for which you applied.
If you applied to more than one program of study within HTC -- for example, Chemistry and Biological Sciences -- you may be invited to interview for one, both, or neither program. You will be notified of your interview status in late December.
An interview is required for admission to all programs in the Honors Tutorial College. If you are not invited to campus for an interview, your admission to HTC has unfortunately been declined. We will, however, forward your application and supporting materials to the college at Ohio University within which your program of study is found, and your admission status will then be determined by the Ohio University Office of Undergraduate Admissions, not the Honors Tutorial College. Note: There is no need to submit a separate application to the office of undergraduate admissions as we will forward all materials to them.
The Honors Tutorial College hosts two interview days on campus at Ohio University. Interview Days for Fall 2014 are Saturday, January 18 and 25, 2014. When you receive your invitation to interview, your invitation will indicate the date that interviews for your Program(s) of Study will be held. Interviews typically last 20 to 30 minutes each, and are conducted by the Director(s) of Studies for the programs you applied for. Parents are not permitted to sit in on the interviews.
First, read Hallmarks of a Tutorial Education. Next, be sure that you are very familiar with the nature and structure of the program(s) of studies you are interviewing for. You can review these particulars by visiting the Programs of Study page and clicking on your program, or emailing the HTC office with your questions Directors of Studies. Next, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Director of Studies with whom you will be interviewing. The page is a good place to start, but Googling DOSes has also proved useful for applicants in the past. Finally, carefully review all information in your Interviewee Packet that was included in your interview invitation.
While the primary purpose of Interview Day is your interview(s), Interview Day is a day-long event that consists of activities that will help you get to know HTC and Ohio University better. For example, the Dean of the College will hold informational seminars for you and your parents about HTC and what it means to be an HTC student. There will also be opportunities to tour Scholars Residence Halls, facilities pertaining to your major likeThe Postnewsroom or bioscience and chemistry laboratories, and time to chat with current HTC students about their experiences.
While you are in your interview, there will be ample opportunity for your parents to talk to faculty and current students in the ballroom of Baker University Center, which serves as the "home base" for all activities throughout the day. In addition, coffee, tea, and other beverages will be served all day, and newspapers and magazines will be available for you or your parents during down times. Again, parents are not permitted to sit in on student interviews.
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