The Vericant Interview:
An interview with Vericant has three components:
A 30-minute proctored writing sample to demonstrate written English ability.
A 10-12-minute recorded interview to demonstrate spoken English ability where an interviewer will ask questions about your interest, hobbies, preferences or daily life. The interviewer will show the applicant two photos and ask that they describe what they see. Next is the in-depth section where you are asked more detailed questions about your life and past experiences and at the end of the interview you have two minutes for free speech that you can use to further introduce yourself or tell the schools anything else you’d like them to know about you.
You also receive a SEE score which is a holistic reflection of how language is used for the social purposes of real-life communication, rather than just the speaker’s technical mastery of grammar and vocabulary. In other words, the SEE reflects a speaker’s ability to communicate accurately and appropriately in a conversational interview setting.
Vericant Interview Application Season usually starts from July 1st to June 30th of the next year. For example, 2020 Application Season is from July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020.
The Vericant Pre-Interview:
The Vericant Pre-Interview is a mock interview designed to help students understand what the Vericant Interview experience will be like, and is specifically intended for students who are applying to high school abroad for the Fall 2019 enrollment (or later). Just like the Vericant Interview, students will be interviewed by a trained interviewer in one of Vericant’s interview studios.
Some of Vericant’s partner schools only accept the first interview in their application, while others accept the most recent. Experiencing the interview environment will help a student feel more confident and ready for their official Vericant Interview.
Add-on to your Vericant Pre-Interview: The SEED (Spoken English Evaluation & Diagnostic) Report is a comprehensive report about your performance during a Vericant Pre-Interview. It includes a breakdown of how you did in each of the five categories of our rubric and professional feedback on the strengths and weaknesses you displayed during the interview.