Higher Education

At Notre Dame we don’t offer on-campus interviews or alumni interviews so we really encourage students from mainland China to do a Vericant Interview. This allows you to show us your English skills…talk a little bit more about yourself and add a little dynamic part to your application.

Julie Moloney

Former Director of International Admissions, University of Notre Dame

I love to see Vericant interviews… Having an interview from Vericant is something that we look forward to because we are actually able to look at the student as they’re communicating and having that sort of personal touch to an application helps us with our decision making process.
Jennifer Simons

Former Director of International Recruitment, Northeastern University/Tufts University

Having a presence on the ground who can be physically there and checking identification and verifying the student’s identity is very helpful… And, as much as we would love to sit down and interview every single applicant, we don’t have that ability. And so, having an opportunity to collaborate with another organization just gives us the ability to service more students.
Jen Mathews

Senior Associate Director of International Admissions, Syracuse University

Secondary School

Vericant interviews are ten minutes. Frankly, I think the interview techniques are better than what I’m using in our office. I was intrigued with the questions. They aren’t these sort of pre-form questions that kids can always expect and plan for.
Leo Marshall

Former Director of Admissions, The Webb Schools

[Interviews] really do [help] in terms of our assessing fit and getting to know you as an individual, whether those interviews are through Vericant or in person. That’s one of the best parts of the process, is getting to watch those, or talk to you, and get to know you better.
Peter Curran

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Communications, Blair Academy

[The Vericant interview] is really helpful for us, and I totally did not expect them to interview students in such a clever and unexpected way. Through the video interview, we can understand the applicant’s English speaking ability more fully. I have to say, it’s really a great idea. It’s definitely a good thing for Chinese families and students, because now we can remember their names and faces out of thousands of applicants. The Vericant video interview makes students far away in China seem as lively and vivid like they were standing in front of us.
Ben Douglas

Director of Admissions, Saint James School

McCallie uses Vericant interviews throughout the application process. They serve as a way for us to identify interested students early in the process. The interviews often give a starting point for additional conversations with a student as we are able to learn so much about their interests and hobbies even in 10-12 minutes. Finally, the Vericant Interview is a data point for English language proficiency and trajectory over time. If a student sits for an interview in August or September, we are able to compare that to our own notes from December and January.

Patrick "Patch" Lawson

Associate Director of Admission, The McCallie School

The Chinese students applying to Ashville School are a diverse and talented group. Sometimes, this group is difficult to make sense of and evaluate. Vericant Interview helped us solve this problem. For schools, our time and resources are very limited. Vericant helped us greatly improve the efficiency of our assessment of students applying from China. In a sense, this is a huge improvement for our school itself.

Morgan Scoville

Director of Admissions, Asheville School

We learn a great deal from a student’s application, from school reports and essays, and grades and scores on standardized testing. But often the single most important part of the application is the interview. Unlike some of the other aspects of the application, the interview is about what the student might become in the next three or four years at the school that they will attend. So we look for characteristics and personality qualities that we think will be a good match for our school.

Stephen Downes

Admissions Officer, Tabor Academy

As a school with a small international admissions team, Vericant provides an essential service in allowing us to effectively pre-screen a large candidate pool without having to dedicate significant resources to the process. We do not offer an ESL program at Virginia Episcopal School, so we require all candidates from China to submit a Vericant interview prior to moving forward with our application process. Vericant’s interview format and questioning style allow us to make an initial assessment of a student’s English competency to ensure that we are inviting those students who have a higher likelihood of success into our process. We also glean information about a candidate’s interests and hobbies, family, and past experiences from their Vericant interview that we will frequently reference in our formal one-on-one interviews. Without Vericant, our process would surely be much more labor-intensive, and our candidates’ admissions experience wouldn’t be as seamless as it is.

Rebecca Huryk

Director of International Admission, Virginia Episcopal School

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