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Should you carve out time from a hectic schedule to meet an alum if the school offers it? Why bother if this meeting isn’t required or doesn’t “count” in a college’s decision? As an experienced volunteer alumni interviewer and college administrator, I recommend three important instances to accept the offer to meet an alum: 1. This school is near the top of your list. After your conversation, the alum volunteer will send admissions a summary of your discussion, an assessment of your strengths, or simply answer the question “do you think this student would be a good fit at our institution?” So, even if the meeting doesn’t officially “count,” positive comments from the interviewer could help, and will never hurt. 2. Your interest in the school is strong enough that you’ll also make time to prepare for the meeting. Don’t memorize the admission material or the school fight song; do…

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