The Vericant Undergraduate Interview

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Recorded 16-18 minute conversation


Proctored 30-minute writing sample


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What happens during the Interview?

The Vericant Interview is a 16-18 minute behavioral style interview. Vericant interviewers are trained to not only help an applicant 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 Undergraduate Vericant Interview

Picture Question

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

Study Abroad Question

Here we ask about the applicant's thoughts on studying abroad and college/graduate school life.

In-Depth Question

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

Free Speech

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

Spotlight Question

The applicant is given an oppourtunity to highlight something they feel is important such as academics, personal qualities, or key experiences.

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Sample Question Videos

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Picture Question

The applicant is 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 the applicant sees.

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 your life. We encourage the applicant to share how you have approached situations in the past as a way to understand how they might act in the future).


The Spotlight is an opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate and highlight something about themselves that they feel is important to understand who they are as a person. In this section, applicants will have the chance to discuss anything from academics, their personal qualities, experiences, and more.

Study Abroad Question

During this section, the applicant and the interviewer discuss the applicant's plans for future study. This section is a chance for the applicant to discuss their academic interests, academic and career goals, and qualifications.

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.


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