The Vericant High School Interview

Verify Applicant Skills

Interview

Recorded 11-13 minute conversation

Review

Proctored 30-minute writing sample

SEE Score

Rates English and communication

Learn about the SEE and how it helps schools

The Spoken English Evaluation is a well-established metric used by respected schools for over a decade.

What happens during the Interview?

The Vericant Interview is a 11-13 minute behavioral style interview. Vericant interviewers are trained to not only help a student talk about themselves and their interests, but also engage them in a real time, face to face English conversation demonstrating their genuine spoken English ability. 

The High School Vericant Interview

Introduction

The applicant is asked a question to warm up and help them get comfortable.

Reflective

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

Picture

The applicant is shown two photos and asked to describe and discuss one of them.

Free Speech

Applicants can optionally talk for up to 2 minutes about anything they felt has not yet been covered in the interview.

In-Depth

The applicant is asked questions about major experiences, relationships, or challenges in their life.

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Introduction Question

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

Picture Question

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

In-Depth Question

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

Reflective Question

This section is intended to give applicants the opportunity to reflect upon what is important to them. We encourage applicants to share their 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

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

Interview Benefits

The Vericant Interview, and admissions interviews in general, are extremely helpful for developing deeper insight into applicants, more accurately understanding spoken English ability, and improving admissions office efficiency. 

Insight

"I had a student struggle to communicate with me (during the school interview) so I went back and reviewed the Chinese portion of his Vericant interview, and it was like seeing a totally different child. It showed a different side of his personality, and that allowed me to see his potential."

Personality

"A friend's father had passed away from cancer, and (the applicant) organized a marathon that raised significant money. That's something that you can see in an application, but you don't get that enthusiasm, you don't see the passion, the face light up when they're talking about that (in an interview)."

Confidence

“(The applicant’s) EAL score was a little low. But during the interview, he used a really wide range of strategies to overcome language barriers, to effectively communicate a mature and thoughtful artistic perspective…through the course of the interview, I could see he was fine.”

Review Testimonials

Review suggestions, insights and experiences from admissions officers who use Vericant as part of their application process.

Institutions

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