Share what matters with your future school.

Interview

Complete a recorded 11-13 minute recorded English interview.

Write

Complete a 30-minute handwritten or digital writing sample.

Send

Choose which schools receive the Interview and SEE score.

Watch an introduction to the Vericant Interview and why it is an important part of an application.

The High School Interview in Detail

Structured behavioral-style interview

Behavioral interview questions focus on past experience and facilitate interesting conversations. Rather than testing knowledge in any particular area, the interview questions are designed to help admissions officers learn more about personality, interests, and the way the applicant approaches challenges.

Warm up

Before camera starts, ~5 min

In-depth Questions

04:30 – 10:00 min

Introduction Question

00:00 – 02:00 min

Reflective Question*

10:00 – 11:00 min*

Picture Question

02:00 – 04:30 min

Free Speech

2 min max

*In some circumstances the reflective question may be asked in the interviewee’s native language.

Review Interview Sample Videos

Get to know the behavioral interview style, sections and questions so you can be more confident when it’s time for your interview.

30 minute writing sample

The applicant can choose between three different questions: analytical, practical, or creative. The applicant will be provided with 3 lined pieces of paper and a pen, or a desktop computer for a digital sample.

Examples:

Analytical: Do you think parents should allow their children to make their own choices? Why or why not?

Practical: Your friend has asked to play a game they’ve never played before. How would you teach them to play?

Creative: Write a story that begins with the line, “All of a sudden, they realized they had made a big mistake…”

See which high schools accept the Vericant Interview

Top schools across North America use the Vericant Interview as part of their application process.

Send interview to schools

10, 5 or 3 business days after the Interview, the Spoken English Evaluation (SEE) score will be delivered to the applicant’s online Vericant dashboard. The applicant is then able to:

Submit the interview and writing sample to accepting high schools in North America and worldwide

Send 'hearts' to 3 selected high schools to demonstrate a strong interest

Or…book and do another interview. (Some schools only review the latest interview.)

Get data to improve your interview skills

The SEE Diagnostic has helped thousands of applicants focus their practice and put their best Interview forward.

Sample Question Videos

Build confidence and prepare effectively by familiarizing yourself with questions for the Interview. Click the image to review a video presenting the question and a sample answer from an applicant.

Introduction Question

This section is intended to help you become comfortable with the interview format and the style of the interviewer. The interviewer asks follow-up questions.

Picture Question

You are given two random pictures and asked to describe one of them. The interviewer asks follow-up questions and you and the interviewer have a conversation based on the picture you see.

In-Depth Question

This section is intended to start a conversation about your past, giving you the chance to describe specific experiences from your life. We encourage you to share how you have approached situations in the past as a way to understand how you might act in the future).

Reflective Question

This section is intended to give you the opportunity to reflect upon what is important to you. We encourage you to share your reasoning and support as the interviewer will not ask questions. 

In some circumstances the reflective question may be asked in the interviewee's native language.

Free Speech

You can use the Free Speech section to do a self introduction, talk directly to the school, or discuss anything that you feel you did not get to talk about in the interview. The interviewer will not ask or answer any questions during this time.

Register for the High School Vericant Interview

Plan ahead — limited offline interview slots available during peak seasons between July and November.

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