Interviews are required for admission to the Bush School. After the priority deadline, the Admissions Committees review complete applications and interview the most promising applicants. Candidates are encouraged to visit the campus over a Friday and Saturday during one of our Interview Conference Weekends (ICW), which are held in late February or early March.
The ICWs provide face-to-face faculty interviews; Q&A panels and interactions with current students, alumni, and faculty; a tour; student support overviews; group interactions with other candidates; student organizations and resources; and more. Overall, candidates get a feel for our campus and the school dynamic to see if this is a place that fits.
Invitations to the ICWs are issued via email from late January to mid-February. While applicants are responsible for their lodging and travel expenses to and from the conference, we can reimburse between 23-33% of incurred expenses to those who travel over 80 miles (receipts are required; $300 reimbursement max). Candidates can cut costs by staying with a current student or sharing a hotel room. Meals are provided for Friday evening and all day Saturday. Dress is business casual.
Applicants who cannot attend the ICW will register for a Skype or phone interview. The Admissions Committees will convene in early March to make final decisions. Qualified applicants who are reviewed late will be contacted to interview on a rolling basis.