As a part of the admissions process, international students are asked to interview with a member of the International Student Program team. The pre-scheduled interviews are conducted over Skype and usually last 20-40 minutes. The primary goals of the interviews are to evaluate an applicant’s English skills and to better understand the applicant as an individual.
Topics covered in the interview are designed to evaluate the student’s academic and social abilities and to gain a better understanding the student’s goals and expectations. At the conclusion of the interview, students are afforded the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about TKA in order to assist them as they are making their enrollment decision.
Interviews are recorded and are considered along with the application packet when making final admissions decisions. Interviews may also be shared with ESL and other support faculty and with the student’s host family or dormitory parent in order to help those personnel familiarize themselves with the student prior to arrival.