lc3, help! i got an interview!
but now, of course, i have another dilemma. they offered me the opportunity to take a phone interview (i'm on the east coast), and i originally said no way, i don't want that working against me in a very competitive pool of applicants. but i also was assuming that the interview was a bigger thing, like a full day, - meet with some faculty, tour the school, get tons more info... but the administrator told me it's only about a half hour interview, and that they don't have any options for free lodging on-campus. i'm not sure it's worth flying all the way to seattle and $400+ for a half hour, although i would very much like to see the school and the city. and if it will hurt my chances of admission NOT to go, obviously I'll suck it up and do it. do you have any thoughts? do you know people that got in from a phone interview? any advice would be helpful.
in an ideal world, i'd also get an invite for UCSF, and then I'd have to come out there and could do them both in one trip! :P