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Interview Day



Wait, I didn't know I had to interview!

After you have submitted your application, you may or may not be invited to campus for an interview with the Director(s) of Studies.


What if I applied to more than one program of study?

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.


Okay, I was granted an interview. What should I expect?

The Honors Tutorial College hosts two interview days on campus at Ohio University. Interview Days for 2018 admission are January 20 and 27, 2018. When you receive your invitation to interview, it 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 for which you applied. Parents are not permitted to sit in on the interviews.


How can I prepare for my interview?

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 for which you are interviewing. 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. Next, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Director of Studies with whom you will be interviewing. Finally, carefully review all information in your Interviewee Packet that was included in your interview invitation.


If my interview only lasts 30 minutes, why is it called "Interview Day?"

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 like The Post newsroom or bioscience and chemistry laboratories, and time to chat with current HTC students about their experiences.


What about my parents?

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.


I've never been to Athens. How do I get there and where should I stay?

Visit this page for complete driving directions and links to hotel accommodations in Athens, parking information, and road conditions in Ohio. If you are an out-of-state student who plans on flying to Ohio, it is usually best to fly into the Columbus International Airport. For driving directions to Athens from the Columbus International Airport, go to the above web address and select "Get Driving Directions to Athens," then "From Columbus OH Airport." (Athens is about one and a half hours southeast of Columbus.)


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