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  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Nova?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What other schools are you interviewing at?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"How do you think your adjustment from your undergrad to Nova will be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. We talked a lot about why I wanted to go to Nova and my previous optometric experiences." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my Nova essays as well as my optomcas essay. I looked over all of the equipment I've had experience with and exactly why and how they're used (a little unnecessary but I was nervous). I chatted with one of the doctors I've shadowed about some current optometry issues and I also researched this forum to help prepare myself for the general type interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school tour was a lot of fun, the students giving it were so nice and they introduced us to a lot of professors and other students along the way. Fran, who coordinates the whole thing was so nice and supportive the entire day. The interviewers were two faculty members who kept the interview very conversational and calmed my nerves." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

No Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed it would be so I wouldn't have been so nervous the days before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school. A definite contender. We'll see after I attend the rest of my interviews." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2012

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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