What type of evaluation does Vericant provide?
We believe admission officers know best-fit applicants when they see them. Therefore, Vericant provides a verified environment where you can see your candidates in action. Our interviews give applicants an opportunity to speak for themselves, and after viewing an interview, you will have a very strong understanding of the student’s abilities and personality.
If a big part of using the Vericant interview is assessing English ability, why do you ask a question in Mandarin?
Vericant’s founding team members each speak at least two languages and understand personalities can vary between one’s native and second language. Our interviews are an opportunity for admission officers to assess their applicants’ English communication skills and provide a platform for students to express their personalities.
Is it fair to require only Chinese applicants to take the Vericant interview
For schools, a disproportionately high number of applicants from China puts a significant strain on a school’s administration capabilities, especially when resources are shared across many areas. For applicants, competition is fierce and an opportunity to differentiate themselves is welcome. Vericant interviews provide a level playing field for applicants to express their unique personalities.
I am still planning on visiting China annually, so what benefit would Vericant provide me?
This is where Vericant shines. We’ve met with many road-weary admission officers in China who tell us about the number of applicants they are interviewing on these grueling admission trips. By prescreening your applicants with Vericant, you can spend more time with the most interesting candidates and begin attracting these top performers to your school.
How can I be certain the student in the Vericant interview is the right person?
Verification of our applicants is something we take very seriously. We require students to bring a valid passport or China National ID card to the interview. Perhaps the strongest form of identification is our video interview, which provides us and your school with a very detailed record of who sat the Vericant interview. This video record, along with the handwritten essay, can then be cross-referenced with other application materials, including a Skype interview.
How long does it take?
Videos are available within two weeks of the interview date. We understand the application process is time sensitive and we do our best to send videos as quickly as possible.
How are other schools using your service?
There are two ways to work with Vericant, either by requiring or encouraging students to sit a Vericant interview. Schools requiring a Vericant interview are seeing the strongest results.
Schools requiring Vericant interviews for all applicants are…
- Filtering down their Chinese applicant pool to those very serious about attending
- Quickly spotting the high performers in their applicant pool
- Significantly reducing administration, especially Skype phone calls
- Better managing limited campus tours by requiring an interview beforehand
- More certain of each applicant’s identity, and can cross reference with application data and Skype calls
Schools encouraging, but not requiring Vericant are…
- Providing a great option for candidates to showcase themselves early in the admissions cycle
- Noticing participating students who are worth pursuing
- Reducing administration time with applicants who sit the Vericant interview
How can I justify the cost?
Ultimately, you are investing in your student body. Nurturing a student from the inquiry stage through enrollment is a costly process, especially for Chinese candidates. Using Vericant helps shorten this process and increases the chances of enrolling strong students. By prescreening your applicants, you can focus your time on building relationships with the best candidates while implementing a system to attract the best candidates to your school.
Why do you cost more than other interview services?
Just as you are committed to building a strong student body, we are committed to building and maintaining a strong product and superior customer service. Here are a few key areas that we invest in:
- Superior video quality
- Bilingual interviewers, professionally trained to conduct behavioral interviews
- Randomized interview questions, generated and updated regularly to forestall memorization
- Individual attention to every student
- Chinese-to-English subtitling for the Mandarin part of the interview
It’s our mission to help schools identify qualified applicants and enroll strong students. We believe that when we excel at what we do, you do too.